One-day workshop

Introduction to Blacksmithing

Learn various blacksmithing techniques and steps used to turn a squared bar of steel into a beautiful fire poker.

5 Mar - 4 Mar 2023


Organised by:
Jenny www.ssw.org.uk/blacksmithing
Adult £120 (includes materials and consumables) Learn more
Scottish Sculpture Workshop
1 Main Street
AB54 4JN
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Opening Times:
Mon9:30am - 5:30pm
Tue9:30am - 5:30pm
Wed9:30am - 5:30pm
Thu9:30am - 5:30pm
Fri9:30am - 5:30pm

Closed on weekends except when courses are running.

Introduction to Blacksmithing is a one-day course led by SSW Technician, Michael Hautemulle, and offers an introduction to the basic technical aspects of blacksmithing. Participants will learn how to make a fire poker from a piece of mild steel square bar which they can take away with them at the end of the day.

Through making the poker, participants will be introduced to a diverse range of blacksmithing techniques including drawing out, hammering and bending as well as how to use and regulate a forge.

If you have any suggestions, questions or requirements relating to accessibility at SSW, please get in touch and they will make every effort to support you to visit.

Image Description: A close-up view of three steel fire pokers being presented in the hands of their respective makers.

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