Great Yorkshire Show Blacksmithing Demonstrations
To book on a taster session visit http://www.malhamsmithyonline.co.uk//malham_smithy_events.html
If you are planning a visit to the Great Yorkshire Show in 2015, make sure you come along to the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths marquee where Annabelle Bradley will be demonstrating blacksmithing as well as running short taster courses on Tuesday 14th July, Wednesday 15th July and Thursday 16th July.
Malham Smithy joins the Grassington Festival events
New to the 2015 Grassington festival, blacksmithing taster sessions will be held at the Malham Smithy.
Suitable for beginners with no previous experience, the morning or afternoon sessions focus on learning the key basic techniques that are the foundation to all blacksmiths forge work, from simple hooks to elaborate sculptures. After a brief demonstration you will have a go at forging with hammer and anvil. You will be guided to use the hand tools safely and incorporate design elements into practical forge work.
Working in pairs, your group of 4 will practice striking and blacksmithing. At the end of your session you will take away a piece of your own hand crafted forgework!
Booking essential and can be made directly with the Grassington Festival booking office http://www.grassington-festival.org.uk/tickets/
This is a short, group taster session as part of the Grassington Festival workshops. Session times are 10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm on Wednesday 17th June. Numbers are limited to 4 people per session.
Tickets for the 2015 Grassington Festival events will go on sale as follows:
7th April for Star Friends/Business Friends of the Festival
9th April for Friends of the Festival
13th April for General Public
Full day, one-to-one, sessions are also available to book at the Malham Smithy at alternative dates.
Malham Smithy Bespoke Rams Heads
Annabelle Bradley’s signature hand forged Rams Heads feature on many items at the Malham Smithy. From fireside tools, curtain pole finials and bottle openers, or even just a decorative rams head paperweight.
Annabelle Bradley, Female Artist Blacksmith
The familiar ring of the anvil echoes through the village as the Blacksmith works on the forge.
Annabelle Bradley at work in the Malham Smithy.
Photograph courtesy of Geoff Watson