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A metalwork taster course with The Iron Lady


About the Course

This two day course will introduce you to different methods and techniques used within the metal industry, and you will come away with a finished product at the end (ornamental garden flower, weather vane or a wall mounted coat rack).
What will you be doing over the two days:
• Hot forming of metal using the forge.
• Cold forming of metal – folding, rolling, and shaping.
• Welding – TIG, MIG and stick.
• Plasma cutting.
• Grinding.
• Metal finishing – painting, polishing, mark making, engraving.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

• Refreshments (tea, coffee, water)
• Full personal safety wear (steel toe caps, glasses, overalls, welding helmets etc)
• Materials used
• A final project to take home
• Free parking at the pub


Natalie Bradwell at The Iron Lady
8 Grenville Avenue
West Sussex
BN12 6JE
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday
  • Wheelchair users

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2 days (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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In-person course
- - #29155

I absolutely loved the two day taster course. I was looking forward to it so much and it surpassed all my expectations!

Natalie was a brilliant teacher with huge patience, enthusiasm and skill! We had a chance to use lots of different techniques and came away with a finished piece. Natalie and her team were really welcoming and encouraging, I'd highly recommend it to anyone who is tempted to give metal working a go, inspirational stuff! Thanks so much!

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- - #23299

Great course, great teacher, great way to spend two days. I learnt so much in my time in Natalie's workshop and was given plenty of time and space to explore and improve. I would highly recommend.

In-person course
- - #23289

Natalie is an excellent teacher, very knowledgeable and manages to help everyone with their individual needs, interests and varied abilities, thoroughly enjoyed the two days and learnt so much, but in a very manageable way.
MIG, TIG, stick welding and blacksmithing with a finished individual project, superb.
I would definitely recommend you give it a go whatever you level of experience, brilliant.

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- - #23255

What a brilliant course. So much to learn and Natalie is a great teacher, enthusiastic, patient and fun. I was introduced to so many new skills and with a lot of help from both Natalie and her assistant Seb, I came away with a great piece that I love. I can highly recommend this course, I want to do it all again.

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- - #19683

I did the two day course last weekend and where do I start with the praise! First off Natalie is so warm and welcoming you soon lose any nerves. Her obvious passion and enthusiasm for metal shines through from the get go and its very contagious! As a total novice I was wondering how I'd get on with some parts but thanks to Natalie and her wonderful apprentice I had no problems with all the different machines. Different types of welding, plasma cutting, grinding and the fantastic forge work were just parts of it. In no time I was rolling metal, cutting and bending all sorts and I was lucky enough to make something I loved all under Natalies expert guidance. A genuinely brilliant weekend that I would love to do again and highly recommend!!

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- - #16419

Fantastic two days. Natalie is really enthusiastic and welcoming and more than willing to share her knowledge and experience.
H&S first then learning and practicing welding techniques coupled with plasma cutting and we were off.
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to make an item of my own design which I am over the moon with especially using the three wheel roller...
Huge recommendation for Natalie and this course, I for one will definitely be back.

In-person course
- - #15185

I had a great time from the start. Natalie’s energy and enthusiasm was truly inspirational.
We all went a way with a finished product that we made from scratch. I can’t thank Natalie and Andrew enough for the help and support they gave us to complete our projects.

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- - #14083

What a great course. Right from the get go, the welcome was warm and that set the tone for the whole weekend. Safety covered, you are straight in. Infectious enthusiasm from Natalie. Massive fun trying all sorts of tools and techniques with great instruction and help from the team. I found myself driving home the following Friday wishing that I was going back for another weekend. Highly recommended.

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- - #13653

What an amazing weekend. The time went so fast. Natalie and her team are fantastic. Very clear instruction and patience with the students. Would highly recommend this weekend . If you are a complete novice or have some experience you will have a great time and grow in confidence. I was amazed at how much hands on work we did and we all managed to build and fabricate something from scratch. Hoping more weekends will be planned so I can go again.

In-person course
- - #13633

What an amazing weekend!!
I can't praise Natalie and the team highly enough for giving me so much confidence and making the whole weekend so much fun. I was quite apprehensive to start with but Natalie's energy, enthusiasm and obvious love of her job was infectious and put us all at ease immediately.
It really didn't matter what our level of experience was as we were given full instruction's and shown how to use all the equipment and plenty of time and help to practice.
I honestly thought we would be given a pre-formed project to put together, but no ... all our projects we made from scratch and everyone one on the course went home with something amazing they had created.
I would highly recommend this course to everyone and hope I get an opportunity to do more. A great experience!!!

In-person course
- - #13624

Had a great time and would definitely recommend to anyone.
Day 1. After the Health & Safety chat & putting on safety gear it's pretty much all hands on:- with grinders & polishers, MIG & TIG welders, plasma cutter and the forge!
There's plenty of opportunity to get comfortable with and understand the kit, experiment with different techniques etc. all the time Natalie & team are on hand supporting and encouraging.
Day 2. You're making your chosen project using the kit you experimented with yesterday. Again there's plenty of encouragement, support, guidance and supervision.
Natalie is amazing, very talented & passionate and she clearly thrives on seeing us get into our projects & enjoy working with metal.
Everyone made something they could be proud of, even me, and everyone was smiling & enjoying the experience all the time.

In-person course
- - #13623

Booked the two day course for my Mum and myself as christmas presents.
Arrived to a really warm welcome by Natalie and her team!! We felt comfortable straight away. After a chat and coffee we explored the workshop, where you could clearly see how much love and passion Natalie has for what she does. Natalie's enthusiam was really nice to see, a breath of fresh air!!
We went freelance on exploring everything she showed us that day.
On the second day we created our chosen product, after a day of practice and investigating all the equipment we felt at ease knowing we could operate everything safely. It was so much fun.
Something so different and enjoyable!!
Would highly reccommend every single bit of it. I loved it, i know my Mum did too!!!!
Thank you again!!!!

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