Beginners Metalsmithing

Plumpton College Certificate

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Get a taste of blacksmithing with our beginners course

During the course, you will be manufacturing a given decorative object, a fire poker or candle stick, as well as a traditional set of tongs.

Whilst manufacturing these items you will learn how to perform fundamental techniques such as:

  • Control a solid fuel forge and fire
  • Forging
  • Forming
  • Cutting
  • Joining

The aim is to introduce you to Blacksmithing and introduce you to working with traditional techniques that have remained unchanged for centuries.

Upon completion, you will have the opportunity to progress onto a more advanced part time course, or even the full time Blacksmithing and Metalworking program, which is recommended for anyone looking to progress into Blacksmithing as a trade.

Course details

Dates & Location

1st November 2022 - 13th December 2022 

18:00 - 20:00

Lewes Campus - Plumpton College


1 Tuesday evening per week for 7 weeks



Entry Requirements

You will be required to provide:

•  Steel toe-cap boots

•  Full-length cotton trousers (ideally jeans).

All other equipment will be provided.

Future Opportunities

Intermediate Metalsmithing 

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