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First Steps in Blacksmithing

Spend the day with us and learn how to forge steel into decorative shapes using heat a hammer and an anvil.
Lambourne End
£192 pp
What happens in this class?

On This Course You Will Learn: How to transform the shape of steel using heat and blacksmithing techniques. You will be introduced to the tools used by blacksmiths and use them to learn techniques that will allow you to manipulate hot metal into different shapes. By the end of the day, you will have a good understanding of the forms that blacksmithing can produce and how to achieve them. Throughout the day we will look at the different approaches needed to work with flat, round and square steel stock. You will try hammering, bending, twisting, spreading, punching and chiselling metal…

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Things to remember

What should I wear? It is essential that you wear old clothes made of natural fibres i.e. not made of flammable material such as polyester. You must also wear sturdy shoes that cover your whole foot (if you are wearing sandals you will not be allowed to participate in…

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Your Teacher

The Urban Crafts Foundation is a social enterprise based in Essex. From their forge at Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning they deliver blacksmithing classes at an affordable cost to young people facing difficult life challenges that might stem from health or social issues. They want to help people within the community flourish by offering a creative program of education in a nurturing environment, that is characterised by physically engaging, meaningful work. When mainstream schooling isn’t working they want to step in and help students gain skills, qualifications and confidence that will help them transition into a life of…

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Class Location
Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Learning
Lambourne End
Manor Road