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Residential Ironwork Courses in Italy

Laurence Love has been working as a practising Blacksmith / Wrought - ironsmith since 1966. In 1979 he designed and ran the ironwork courses for CoSira/Rural Development Commission. First in Wimbledon and later in Salisbury, Wiltshire.  For the next seven years he instructed working smiths and trainees, both in house and in their own workshops, all over England. From 1985 he ran his own business in Wiltshire producing hand-forged commissions for clients in Great Britain and also exporting to other countries. He is now living and working in Marche, Italy offering courses to anyone who is interested in the creative craft of the wrought ironsmith.

LAURENCE LOVE LAVORA COME FABBRO E ARTIGIANO DEL FERRO DAL 1966. NEL 1979 PROGETTO' E CONDUSSE CORSI DI LAVORAZIONE DEL FERRO PER CoSIRA/COMMISSIONE PER LO SVILUPPO RURALE. iNIZIALMENTE IN W. E POI IN s., w. NEI 7 ANNI SUCCESSIVI HA FORMATO FABBRI E TIROCINANTI, SIA A DOMICILIO CHE NEI LORO STESSI LABORATORI, IN TUTTA L'INGHILTERRA. DAL 1985 CONDUCE LA SUA ATTIVITA' IN WILTSHIRE, REALIZZANDO COMMESSE PER CLIENTI IN GRAN BRETAGNA E ESPORTANDO IN ALTRI PAESI. ATTUALMENTE VIVE E LAVORA IN ITALIA, NELLE MARCHE, OFFRENDO CORSI A CHIUNQUE SIA INTERESSATO NELL'ARTE CREATIVA DEL FERRO BATTUTO.

 

THE COURSES  (I CORSI)

Course no.1: Basic Principals of Blacksmithing:

Drawing down / Round and square points / Upsetting / Punching / Fire welding / Chain Link Making / Skills needed to make Tongs, Chain links and Pokers

Course no.2:  Simple ornamental ironwork:

Ribbon scrolls / Split fishtail scrolls / Fire welding / Twisting / Tenons / Skills needed to make a Hanging basket bracket

Course no.3  Animal heads and Paper weights:

Rams Head / Horses Head / Owl Paperweight / Snail Paperweight

Course no.4:Leafwork

Water leaves / Tendrils / Branch welded scrolls

OTHER COURSES DETAILS

  • Advanced Courses can be arranged on request (SI ORGANIZZANO CORSO AVANZATI SU RICHIESTA)
  • All courses are held during the mornings (TUTTI I CORSI SI TENGONO DI MATTINA)
  • 4 x 4 hourly sessions from 9.00am till 1.00pm (4 SESSIONI DA 4 ORE, DALLE 9 ALLE 13) 
  • The content of each course may vary according to each individual's preference (CONTENUTO DI OGNI CORSO PUO' CAMBIARE SECONDO LE ESIGENZE INDIVIDUALI) 
  • The courses are designed to be both fun and instructive and are open to anyone who can lift a hammer (not suitable for children) (I CORSI SONO STUDIATI PER ESSERE DIVERTENTI E ISTRUTTIVI E SONO APERTI A CHIUNQUE RIESCA A MANEGGIARE UN MARTELLO (NON ADATTI AI BAMBINI)) 
  • Safety glasses are provided and must be worn throughout the classes (FORNITURA DI OCCHIALI DI SICUREZZA DA METTERE DURANTE IL CORSO) 
  • All materials are provided (FORNITURA DI TUTTO IL MATERIALE)
  • All items produced can be packed into a suitcase (TUTTI GLI OGGETTI PRODOTTI POSSONO ESSERE IMPACCHETTATI IN VALIGIA) 
  • Please bring old/scruffy clothes (CONSIGLIAMO ABBIGLIAMENTO DA LAVORO) 

If you are interested in attending one of our residential courses please  contact us  and discuss further

(SE SIETE INTERESSATI A FREQUENTARE UNO DEI NOSTRI CORSI VI INVITIAMO A CONTATTARCI)