Be an artist Blacksmith for a Day with Adrian Woods - making two Sculptural Garden Flowers.
these days are suitable for all abilities but not for those with back problems or other health issues relating to fatigue or joint problems. Minimum age strictly 16 years. Stamina is required throughout the day.
Take Artist Blacksmith Adrian Wood arriving with his apprentice Andy from Cleveland equipped with 4 portable blacksmith furnaces, anvils and many tools and you have the ingredients for a perfect blacksmith day...
Our Blacksmith for a Day courses run throughout the year: Rams head Fire pokers or Sculptural garden flowers
Adrian and Andy will arrive early to set up his mobile forges for 8 people on the Cafe driveway in our covered blacksmith area. Fresh coffee and home made biscuits will be waiting as a welcome and then, after a safety talk and with furnaces lit, Adrian will explain basic principles, the colours of hot metals, malleability, temperatures and the importance of getting just the right temperature for the right task.
You will make yourself over the day two lovely large flower heads sculpted on spikes, using hot forging techniques and your own forge and a shared anvil with one other person. A unique opportunity for a really full-on day experience.
9.45am – 4.30pm
£115 including all materials and a tasty lunch
Materials £10 on the day payable to Adrian .
Sunday 29th May 2022 ~ Saturday 8th October 2022
Please bring: Materials £10 on the day payable to Adrian Please wear old clothing, sensible shoes, preferably leather (plastic trainers can melt), strong gloves and do bring a heavy duty apron - canvas/leather - if you wish. However do bear in mind this is hot work. Kindly note that no additional material charges apply. This course runs with 8 people.About the tutor: Adrian Wood is a university graduate with a degree in fine art sculpture from The University of London. Adrian completed his training at a blacksmiths forge in York, after which he worked for Brian Russell, widely regarded as one of the finest blacksmiths in the UK. Brian's approach to creating bespoke and uniquely designed metalwork has an enormous effect on the sculptures and designs created by Adrian Wood Artist Blacksmiths. See the table below to book- suitable for all abilities, though a degree of stamina and good physical fitness is required.