One-day blacksmithing courses at Ironart

Cecilie forging

Have you ever wanted to have a go at making something in a forge? Well…. now is your chance!

The Ironart team are running one-day ‘Introduction to Blacksmithing’ courses here in our Larkhall workshop on the outskirts of beautiful Georgian Bath. These one-day courses are aimed at the complete beginner and will be tutored by two of Ironart’s experienced artist blacksmiths Jason Balchin and Martin Smith. Choose from a selection of items to make and take home. We’ll supply you with all safety equipment, tools and materials, a steady flow of tea and coffee, and hot bacon sandwiches to keep you going!

The following one-day courses run from 8am – 2pm and cost £80 per person. Please note that space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

Saturday 28th June – fully booked!
Saturday 12th July
Saturday 19th July
Saturday 26th July

We are sorry to say that due to boring insurance restrictions you will need to be aged 18+

Email ironart@ironart.co.uk or call us on 01225 311 273 to book your place.  (p.s. We can make suggestions for accommodation locally if needed.)

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Masterclass with Dom, James and Ted

This short film  is a masterclass in finial making. It shows three guys in the Ironart workshop, working together to batch out a large quantity of ‘Bath’ style finials for a new development on the edge of town. Dominic West heats the bars in the gas forge, then tapers the ends of each bar using the power hammer, he uses dividers to check the length of each taper. James Cuthbertson then forms the profile of each finial using the hydraulic press with a forming tool in it, then he works on the fly press putting chisel lines into each one. Finally, after they have been linished to remove the scale and ensure a square point, Ted Powles visually checks each one for straightness, any last adjustments are made using a copper hammer on a straightening block. Enjoy.

Link to the Ironart Youtube channel

Link to the Ironart Youtube channel

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