Course Information
One-day course
All courses start with Richard giving a short demonstration, generally lasting about 20 minutes.  This gives beginners an insight into the craft, as well as providing an update for those who have been on his courses previously.

After the demonstration of basic techniques, each individual will receive further tuition commensurate with the task in hand, as they hammer away at their anvils.
 
 
Two-day course
The two-day course starts in a similar way to the one-day session, but is intended to be more 'in-depth' as design and techniques are able to be further explored.

An opportunity to look more widely at the potential for interpreting the plasticity of hot metal, is realised with there being more time available for experiment and improvisation.  
 
Five day course

I am pleased to invite four students to join me for a five day Blacksmithing course (see Timetable below) at my forge in Halwell, Totnes, Devon.

Four Places Available

Course Cost: £485.00
(£200 non returnable fee on booking, with balance paid 1 month before course start date)

Course Project:
A choice based on making a small piece for the home, ie a chair-side table, a standard lamp, a table lamp or wall mirror, or a small garden sculpture. Richard will have designs/finished pieces available which can be used as a basis for discussion to finalise the design for your own project choice.

Included in the course will be:

Five light lunches at Church House Inn in nearby Harberton.

Material costs for the project of your choice


Timetable:
Monday
Arrive at 9:30 am. A welcome coffee/tea, biscuits. Introductions. Safety brief. Tour and familiarisation of workshop. Technical demonstration by Richard.
12:30  Lunch
13:30 Return to workshop. Start your forging experience, using the techniques shown earlier.


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
9:00 Start of your project
12:30 Break for lunch at local pub

17:00 Finish

Friday
9:00 Start of your project
12:30 Break for lunch at local pub 
17:00 Conclusion of what will be a fun and exciting week’s Blacksmithing course

Please note there will be beverages/bottled water and biscuits throughout each day