On this course, you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of blacksmithing from the experienced traditional blacksmith Jeremy Cash in a village forge which has been operating for over 200 years. Over a few hours you will learn how to use fire, hammer, tongs and anvil to control and shape the metal. By the end, you will have created your own piece of metalwork to take home with you, such as a leaf-work poker, traditional coat hook, elegant toasting fork or characterful bottle opener (tell me if there is something specific you would like and I will let you know if it is achievable). This is a great opportunity to learn a heritage skill and experience the satisfaction of creating something with your own hands.

What's included in the price?

- One to one tuition with an experienced blacksmith (unless booking for two people) - Protective items such as glasses, apron and hearing protection are supplied. IMPORTANT: You will need to wear full length trousers and a long sleeved top made from non-synthetic fibres (jeans and a long sleeved t-shirt will be fine) as well as sturdy shoes or boots. - Materials, Tools - Tea/coffee/squash - Your finished forged item to take home


3 hours

Cancellation policy

Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts


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Blue Jay Metal Crafts

with Craft Courses since 2023

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Jeremy has learned his skills from Master Blacksmiths across the length and breadth of the country before settling in Mawnan Smith village. He was featured on The Repair Shop in 2022.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Suitable for beginners
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Unit 4, The Old Smithy, Carwinion Road, Mawnan Smith, FALMOUTH, Cornwall, TR11 5JF

Booking options

Morning Session
10:00 - 13:00
£135.00 See dates
Afternoon Session
14:00 - 17:00
£135.00 See dates
Full Day
10:00 - 16:30
£240.00 See dates
Full Day For Two People
10:00 - 16:30
£320.00 See dates
Morning Session For Two
10:00 - 13:00
£210.00 See dates
Afternoon Session For Two
14:00 - 17:00
£210.00 See dates