Latest Reviews

A very good and fun week, I had an excellent time and learnt a lot. Not just making the project but also the lunchtime lectures and the trip to the sawmill. Richard and Mark were great and always at hand, the right balance beteen instruction and letting you work on your own. Will be back for the second module.
By Eugene - 8 years ago
As an older and complete beginner I was very nervous that I would not be able to get through it all. However I need not have worried Richard and Mark were excellent and the teaching and support they give is excellent. I have learnt a great deal and come home with two excellent completed projects. Much admired by everyone. Thank...
By Carol S - 8 years ago
Spent a great day with Mort getting an introduction to blacksmithing. Was great fun and really enjoyable but also learnt a lot. Would recommend to anyone who wants to get into blacksmithing or who just wants to give it a go.
By Max Medhurst - 8 years ago
I stayed at Fransham Forge for my stag weekend. We had an amazing time! I would strongly recommend going here and trying this out. Nigel and Lee were both very friendly and accommodating. We started out with a basic project that Nigel showed us how to complete. After this, we could work at our own pace and make anything we...
By Luke Flatman - 8 years ago
Very good course! Lots of hands on work using much more than just a pole lathe -axes, Froes, cleaving breaks, different shave horses, draw knives. Experienced and enthusiastic tutor with three assistants so there was always someone on hand for advice and help even with five students on the course. Good effective and efficient demonstrtions of required techniques leaving lots...
By Dave Clark - 8 years ago
I first met Mort at his forge when I needed some bolts made for a project that I was involved with. After what seemed like only a minute he had hand forged two very neat bolts. I thought I've got to give this a go. I have never worked with metal other than to put screws into timber or walls...
By Nick Moon - 8 years ago
From an artistic door stop to a pattern welded wakizashi, Mort knows how to forge it and he'll teach you how. It really is up to you what you make. Greatly enjoyed learning the basics of blacksmithing all the way up to forge welding (quite impressive how sparks fly while forge welding). I recommend Mort if you want to learn...
By Mark Mullen - 8 years ago
I recently attended this course with Theresa at Spotty Pig Farm and had an absolutely wonderful time. As a complete novice, I have no experience with spinning or even knitting! Theresa is a very patient and knowledgable teacher, as well as making excellent company. This course presents great value and I have no hesitation is recommending it. The course itself...
By Charlotte Porter - 8 years ago
Thank you for the great couple of days that I spent with you guys, it gave me the confidence and vision of what can be achieved with patience and practice to produce wonderful stained glass. I have a long way to go but the foundations have now been put in place thanks to Stephen's step by step instruction. So onward...
By Wendy Stafford - 8 years ago
Tom and James were brilliant instructors, they've taught me a lot, I'll never see a bow in the same light again. The time flew by, I started with a laminated stave and two days later I'm loosing with a bow I've made. I'll be spreading your name far and wide lads, still can't stop grinning.
By John - 8 years ago