Live the blacksmithing experience at Work of Iron

Forged spoons for the Lord of the Rings


Join us at Work of Iron for a friendly welcome into the world of blacksmithing in Edinburgh (Ratho EH28 8NW).

Spend the day with an Internationally renowned blacksmith, Jack Waygood has taught blacksmithing at degree level and has a wide range of experience within the craft. His background is predominantly in architectural ironwork, visual art and sculpture but he is also well-versed in jewellery making, tool making and likes building things from scrap materials.

Blacksmithing courses can be tailored to meet the student's skill level and no experience is necessary. For a beginner day session, you will spend the morning being introduced to the alchemy of blacksmithing and start off with some basic techniques. This will involve a fascinating insight into metallurgy and learning to physically control the fire and forging at the anvil. In the afternoon we will work on your own small personal project, should you have something in mind or you can choose from a variety of our examples. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your project requirements.

This is a practical course and you will be expected to get your hands dirty! However there is no pressure and we will work at your pace, Jack will be on hand to help demonstrate and give guidance at all times.

Courses run from 9 am - 4 pm with breaks that suit you. Availability is fixed around Jack's working schedule Monday - Friday, currently, we can only teach one person per day. Participants must be age 16+ for insurance purposes and must also let Jack know if you have any special requirements.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

You will be required to wear steel toe cap boots and sensible clothing (we are working with fire). All other PPE can be provided including aprons, gloves, safety glasses and ear defenders. We have everything you need to get started such as materials, machines and tools (bring your personal hammer if you have one). Anything you make is yours to take home and you're welcome to take photographs or any other form of recordings. It's probably a good idea to bring a notebook, tea and coffee will be provided and it's advised to bring a packed lunch.


Jack Waygood at Work of Iron

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Jack Waygood
EH28 8NW

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday


7 hours (flexible times to suit)

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Ailsa Smith - - #36226

I had an amazing day on this course- the teaching was excellent and I was so happy with the items that I made!

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