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Tools & Kit

Tools and all safety equipment will provided on the day.

Quality Teaching

We fit a lot into one day which is why, as well as H&S considerations, there are only 2 places per course.

The day is spent is the forge on the tools, not in a classroom!

Practice Makes Perfect!

 

Accommodation

The Grove Arms at Ludwell is a few minutes away on the A30

(http://www.grovearms-ludwell.co.uk/)

Shaftsbury town is 10 minutes away and has a good selection of hotels and B&B's

www.shaftesburytourism.co.uk

 

 

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The Village Blacksmith Experience


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An opportunity for just two people

You will learn the basics of metalwork, and have a tour of projects in progress at the workshop. You will practice the techniques of forging metal into traditional forms such as points, curls and twists, and create your own poker, hooks, or similar project to take home.

As this course is aimed exclusively at just two people, you can work together on one project. If you go alone and are matched with someone you will have plenty of time for one-to–one tuition.

The Blacksmithing Experience day is very physical, and you may find suitable refreshment at the excellent pub almost next door!

Ian Thackray trained at Warwickshire College, and obtained his National Certificate in Blacksmithing. He has now been awarded The Certificate of Merit by the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths.

Course cost

£160.00 per person including all materials used

Next course dates

  • Saturday 20th May 2017 - Full
  • Saturday June 10th
  • Saturday June 17th
  • Saturday July 8th- Full
  • Saturday August 12th Full
  • Saturday Auigust 19th Full pending confirmation

We hope to have some further dates, please contact us to go on a waiting list

Booking

Please contact us to request a place on a course, or register your interest.

Venue

The Forge

Berwick St John

Shaftesbury

Dorset

SP7 0HA

 

 

 

DCRS, Willow Barn, Farrington, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8RA

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