I will be taking bookings for workshops from the 17th May, following the latest lockdown easing. Measures will be in place to ensure workshops can be conducted safely. Please use the form on this page to make your enquiry.
An award-winning Experience 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 very hands-on, immersive approach from the very start. Anything you make is yours to take home with you!
Both half day (10am-2pm) and full day (9am - 5pm) courses are available.
Full day experience (1 or 2 people):
The cost of the course is £190 for one person or £340 for two people. This includes a full day’s one-to-one private tuition (9am – 5pm), materials, safety equipment, and lunch. Menu choices will be sent through after a course date has been arranged.
Half day experience (2 people ONLY):
The cost of the course is £180 for two people. This includes a half day (4 hour, 10am-2pm) of private tuition, materials, safety equipment, and tea/coffee.
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
The full day course enables a greater depth of skills to be learnt and more complex items to be forged.
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, or even some nails.
Regrettably, I am not permitted to make anything with visitors that could be classified as a 'weapon'.
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 the shop page on the website. Once a voucher has been purchased I will work with you to find a date that suits you to come for your workshop. Please aim to give a minimum two week's notice in advance of your preferred date to ensure availability.
I run lessons from Mondays to Thursdays only.
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.
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.
Please ensure you give a minimum of two week's notice in order to secure your preferred date.