A one hour blacksmithing taster session where participants will make either a bottle opener, fire steel or toasting fork. Blacksmith Alex Pole will introduce some of the basic approaches and techniques used in the forge including, how to work steel at different temperatures, how to judge the heat of the metal and how to taper, scroll and twist your metal on the anvil for the best results.
Alex Pole uses both modern and traditional techniques at his forge in South Somerset where all the work is produced by hand and, wherever possible, using materials sourced from the local area. His aims are to promote British blacksmithing and to make it accessible, and affordable, to the general public.
Buy tickets here.
Over 16s only