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craft class

Forge a piece of blacksmith's art

craft class

Forge a piece of blacksmith's art

2 reviews
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English
craft class

Forge a piece of blacksmith's art

craft class

Forge a piece of blacksmith's art

2 reviews
Duration
7 hours
Group size
Up to 2 people
Includes
Equipment, Drinks, Food
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We'll start the day with looking at how steel can be shaped and formed in fire to create the most amazing artwork. Then we'll slowly introduce you to the craft by lighting the forge. We'll then learn basic hammerwork techniques to draw square and round tapers out of solid steel bars and create graceful curves to make a hook or poker. For those with a keen eye for design we'll design a unique piece of metal art for you to work on for the rest of the day.

Your host

Jake

Jake

I am a professional blacksmith who has created many beautiful pieces of art in Hastings and the surrounding areas. This has included a creative and oversized feather in our local park; a giant, stylised tree at a local primary school as well as a recently designed huge metal mermaid for an artist in Bexhill. My work is seen and appreciated across East Sussex and beyond.

What's included

Food
Lunch: most diets catered for.
Drinks
Drinks throughout the day are provided as this is thirsty work.
Equipment
You will be provided with all safety equipment as well as the materials to make something of your choice.

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Where you'll be

We'll do our blacksmithing course in the Thirsty Bear Forge, a modern well equipped forge on our small holding just outside Hastings. Equipped with the essential tools of a coke forge, anvil, hammers, drill and welder we have everything we need at our fingertips to make the most beautiful artistic metalwork.

Availability

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

If you have ever fancied trying your hand at the ancient craft of blacksmithing this is for you. No need at all for previous experience, just a desire to learn how to forge and form steel. This day course is particularly suited to those with an artistic inclination who like making things.
Jake
craft class
Forge a piece of blacksmith's art
2 reviews
From €215/person
2 reviews
From €215/person