About the Course
Beginner blacksmithing, where we go over basic forging techniques and fire management, the different tools for different jobs. We will start working towards your first blacksmithing project by the end of the day you’ll get to take home 1 or 2 item. This is a 1 day course costing £150, this course can be extended on request.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Resfreshments and materials all provided.
If you could score more than 'Excellent' Gary would definitely get it..... Fantabulous, outstanding, wonderful and so much more.
After contacting Gary to see if I could use a craft course voucher I also asked if I could extend the day to include my partner Scott. Gary was quick to reply, helpful and very much a pleasure to talk to.
We turned up on the day a little bit nervous with a couple of ideas. Gary helped say what would be achievable and we set off, working together under Gary's expert guidance. Over the course of the day we made a hanging basket holder and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Gary was brilliant, never flustered when we made a few mistakes, even joining in a few times when more hands were required.
All around the workshop are little projects he is working away on. You can see how passionate he is about the work from every detail.
We had an absolute blast, and within an hour of being home with our project have told all our family and colleagues about our day. Its incredible to have come away with a beautiful piece of old school engineering and are already discussing what we could make next at the forge!!
Rhianne Boag - - #24054
What can we say? Absolutely exceeded our expectations in every single way!
Gary is one of the most awesome guys I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Passionate about his work, loads of stories to tell, a genuinely great guy, and obviously very talented. Ben came away with a gorgeous axe, even with zero forge experience (watching forged in fire definitely doesn't count!) we were gutted when the course came to an end, as we loved every minute.
So cheers Gary, keep up the good work fella!! Hopefully we'll be back again soon now we've had a taste of it 👍
Dan & Ben - - #23373
Fantastic fun days with Gary in the forge. Learnt so much and bought home 2 wonderful pieces. Already booked next course. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Yin - - #20852
My fiancé and I turned up for our extended course with a great deal of trepidation, as my fiancé is scared of fire and has never lifted a hammer in her life. After 2 days with Gary, she’s immune to fire and has joined the hammer club, ready for her next project! We had an amazing time with Gary who is one of the most honest, nicest and happiest people you could ever meet, as soon as you enter the forge he makes you feel at home.
I made 2 stunning knives, so beautiful they’re on display. My fiancé contacted Gary beforehand with project ideas, Gary was so helpful and ingenious, he helped her make a bell stand and a gorgeous patterned tortoise. He is very talented and his work is just magical, and forging with him is so much fun. I would and have recommended this course to many people.
Anthony - - #20848
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