Beginner Blacksmithing class
The beginner blacksmithing class is the perfect way to get started in blacksmithing, whether you just fancy having a go or want to get into it as a hobby.
No experience is necessary and absolutely anyone can have a go. I've taught all manner of people from children to pensioners.
I like making projects that have a use at the end of the day, so we start by forging a hook, typically followed by a bottle opener and the afternoon is devoted to a "larger project" such as a toasting fork, a poker or a letter opener. That said, if you have a specific item you'd like to make, (within reason) I am more than happy to guide you through the process as best as I can.
NB - it is sometimes necessary to have more than one person attend this class due to time shcedules. (Not often - only very rarely in fact. It only happened once this year). If you would prefer a one on one class, please let me know when booking. If this does happen I will contact you ahead of time.
What to wear & What to bring
Wear old clothes and sensible shoes. A pair of jeans and a cotton top are ideal. I will provide the PPE you will need but please don't wear a fleece as these can melt.
We will stop for tea and coffee breaks but it can be a hot day so it's a good idea to bring a bottle of water with you.
Lunch is available from the charity that owns my workshop on Wednesday to Friday, but please make a donation if you do partake.
For classes booked on Saturday - Tuesday, please bring your own packed lunch, though there are shops nearby.
Due to the unfortunate nature of my primary day job, from time to time my availability may change at very short notice. (Some times this can be less than 24hrs)
I will always email you a few days ahead of the class to make sure everything is still ok.
If however for what ever reason I need to cancel the class, I will offer a full refund or the opportunity to reschedule the class at a later date.