Craft Careers: Blacksmithing

Careers guidance15 minsFREE

Key takeaways
An example of a career in crafts.
Insight into how school learning can relate to a profession.
First hand insight into one route into the industry.
Jack SampsonHost: Jack is a Blacksmith and designer based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He has been a practicing Blacksmith since the age of 12, and a full time Blacksmith for 6 years having studied Blacksmithing as a full time degree at Hereford College of Arts. 'My Blacksmithing interest came from a personal interest in the craft rather that it being in the family, and it is Blacksmithing that is something that I continued working towards whilst in an International swimming career as an open water swimmer.'

In this class, Jack will be talking to students about a modern approach to Blacksmithing, why it was that he got involved in it at a young age, why he chose to study a degree in the craft rather than do on the job training, and finally what a typical day looks like on a commission. 

He will also cover how he can relate what he learnt during his product design and Resistant Materials lessons at school, to what it is that he does today.

This class is part of the Creative Craft Careers series with Heritage Crafts - a great series of classes for students who have an interest in crafts and want to explore more of the many career opportunities available. 

Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

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Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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