A one-day workshop at the Blacksmith’s Shop in Redbourne is the perfect introduction to the traditional art of blacksmithing. Whether you’ve tried your hand at smithing before, or it’s just something you’ve always wanted to do, these workshops offer the ideal place to hone your skills with a full day of one to one hands on experience. Anything you make is yours to take home with you!
What will you learn?
The day starts with health and safety introduction
The morning will be spent learning and refining your skills, including fire management. Skills I can teach include: splitting, forging, bending, twisting, punching, fire welding, heat treating, and joining the mild steel
The afternoon can then be spent using hammer and tongs to bring your idea to life
There are suggestions of possible things you can make below, but as this is your day, your own ideas are more than welcome as long as we can get it made in the time frame and I have the materials you’ll need for the job!
Ideas could include a poker, a shovel, a brush, log tongs, a toasting fork, a fire accessory stand, a boot scraper, a hanging basket bracket, a plant pot holder, a welly holder, a candle stick holder, hinges, cupboard handles, hooks, a wall sconce, a door knocker, a curtain rail, curtain tie backs, a letter holder, pot/pan rack with hooks, a shoe horn, a paper knife, or even some nails.
Redbourne is a beautiful village in the heart of North Lincolnshire. The forge is easily accessible from the A15 and is easy to find – the horse on the top of the forge is hard to miss! The postcode is DN21 4QJ.
Bookings and Vouchers
Vouchers can be purchased via my shop, and redeemed using the enquiry form. If you would like to book a lesson for a specific date, please get in touch with your preferred dates to see if I have the availability. In this instance, please organise your lesson either via the contact form on this site or via email, email@example.com. Payment can please be made by bank transfer, please ask for my details when you book. I require a non-refundable £50 deposit to secure the booking. I generally run lessons from Mondays to Thursdays.
Courses are only refundable in the unlikely event I need to cancel. Courses can be rescheduled but only if I am given at least a month’s notice.
The cost of the course is £180. This includes a full day’s one-to-one private tuition (9am – 5pm), materials, safety equipment, and lunch at the Red Lion Coaching Inn. Menu choices will be sent through after a deposit has been received, please let me know of any dietary requirements.
Please note that if your own ideas or designs use a lot of material then you may be charged extra. If you also plan to use a specific material I will also need to know beforehand.
For insurance reasons, I regret that I am unable to teach anybody under the age of 16.