Blacksmithing Courses

Once the fires are lit and the health and safety chat out of the way we will get straight down to the business of hammering some hot steel. The day is fully hands on and as well as learning the basic principles of blacksmithing, you will make up to three items to take home with you.

We have spaces available on the following course dates.

Course Date Course Description Available Places
5th May 2018 Beginners taster day 0
12th May 2018 Beginners taster day 0
29th September 2018 beginners taster day 9
20th October 2018 Beginners taster day 0
27th October 2018 Beginners taster day 2
28th October 2018 beginners taster day 3
10th November 2018 Beginners taster day 2
11th November 2018 Beginners taster day 8
1st December 2018 Beginners taster day 5

Please contact me at for further information. We can also email gift certificates if you wish to buy the day as gift.

What happens on the day?

The first project is the snail key ring and after that, students will get the chance to make a leaf hook and a coat-hook. Techniques for tapering, hole punching, splitting and riveting will be covered.

The Forge workshop is situated in the rural outskirts of Yarm, in the heart of the Tees Valley. All work carried is handcrafted and the business has been trading since 2004.

Adrian Wood is a university graduate with a degree in fine art sculpture from The University of London. A chance visit to a forge gave Adrian Wood his first taste of blacksmithing. He recalls; "From the first moment I hit the hot steel I knew what I wanted to do."

What's included in the price?

All Courses include materials. PPE will be provided but please wear sturdy shoes/boots and old clothes. No Fleeces please.

A good hearty vegetarian lunch is provided and we try where possible to use locally sourced produce. Teas, coffee and refreshments are on a constant supply.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we shall endeavour to meet them.

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