Individual 'Have a Bash' at Blacksmithing course in Shropshire

Heating with the oxy/propane torch!


Come and ‘Have a Bash’ at Blacksmithing on a one-day, introduction course! The process of heating and forging hot metal is fun, fascinating and should be enjoyed by everyone (albeit pretty hard work!!)

Simply click on 'Ask a question' to arrange a course date!!

Jake Hedge is a fully accredited Blacksmith from the National School of Blacksmithing who now runs his own Forge at a Sawmill in Onibury, set in the beautiful Shropshire hills near Ludlow. “Thanks to Jake’s patient and calm teaching” you’ll have no problem getting to grips with the fire and will be swinging a hammer with intent in no time!

The day starts at 9:45 where we’ll meet at the forge, a complimentary hot drink starts the day followed by a brief safety talk. Jake will then demonstrate the first piece you'll forge, guiding you through the process. Then it's hammers to the ready and get to forging some hot metal!!

If you’re not opposed Jake will also take a few ‘action shots’ throughout the day so you’ll be emailed some hi-res images of you working at the forge.

Flexible booking any day other than Sundays subject to availability. Simply send me a message to arrange a course date!!

At the moment all heating of your steel will be done using a gas forge.

***** “What a great experience, Jake was a brilliant tutor when two of us spent a day at his Forge, taking care to show how to do the work and his relaxed manner made it a cracking day. I would recommend this to anyone, what a blast, top man, cheers Jake.” - Arthur Hinton.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tools, safety equipment & materials provided and plenty of Tea & Coffee. Lunch not included so please bring your own.


Jake Hedge at Hedge Ironworks

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The Sawmill

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Children
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


6 hours (9:30am to 3:30pm)

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Elliot Francis - - #39091

This was something we have been wanting to try for a long time and our experience went above and beyond our expectations! There were just two of us on the course and Jake was a brilliant teacher and we both felt like we learned a lot from him very quickly. He was also very friendly and personable, we would definitely recommend as a great day's experience! We got to keep the pieces that we made and we intend to put them up on the wall on display as they both turned out really well under his guidance. Jake taught us a lot of basic techniques and was giving us constant feedback on how we were doing and ways to improve. Thank you for making this day fun and memorable!

Alison - - #37670

We had a great day making pokers and fishtail hooks with Jake. He explained everything really well, was very encouraging, and we came back with some lovely things to treasure! It was a great treat for my husband's birthday!

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