Training course in wrought-iron work
210 hours-All public
The training covers a period of 5 weeks. Its aim is to develop the relevant skills to practice smithing as a hobby but also to have access to the workplace as a Wrought- Iron .smith, and provide you with necessary
competence to set up your own workshop.
The craftsman in wrought -iron work is an artist as much as a craftsman. Yet he remains a blacksmith as far as the skills implemented are concerned. lt is mainly locksmithing and the achievements attached to that
craft which contributed to the development of ornamental wrought- iron work.
Owing to its properties, metal gradually replaced wood and rope in the making of locks, hinges, fences...
Locking up devices to ensure safety like keys, handles, handrails, doors, offered opportunities to develop skills and creativity.
A wrought-iron craftsman must develop patience, sharpness and precision .His work expresses his skills a much as his artistic abilities. Esthetics and practicality are two major aspects of his work.
Making something useful beautiful perfectly sums up the art of the wrought-iron craftsman.
Just like other metal crafts men, he works with tongs, hammers, chisels and raw materials .And you could hardly imagine when he starts forging an object, the refinement and elegance he achieves in the fin a.1
And yet, coils, volutes, flowers, arabesques, all sorts of leaves take shape. The workshop is nothing but a smithy. Only his work table (also called marble) makes the difference.