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Aardvark Blacksmithing

Contact name: R.holmes
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about 2 years
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Maker's bio

Hi ive been working as an artist blacksmith for the last 22 years originaly studying blacksmithing at Holm Lacey Centre for Rural Crafts in Hereford.Over these years ive undertaken numerous commisions both for public and private customers ranging from large archways and gates to parks to small bespoke items and sculptures. ive run workshops and demos at craft fairs and at my own forge ,teaching all age groups and abilitys and have always had positive feedback from the participants

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Day classes in traditional blacksmithing ... make an item to take away
7 hours
Next date: 21st May 2024

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
14 Dec 23'

Steven Culleton reviewed: Day classes in traditional blacksmithing ... make an item to take away

"What a fabulous experience. So far out of my comfort zone when I arrived. But Rudi eased me in and showed such expertise and patience I loved every minute. Rudi has such a lovely demeanour explaining everything and effortlessly boosted your confidence. Great day…. Thanks again Rudi."

10 Nov 23'

Owen reviewed: Day classes in traditional blacksmithing ... make an item to take away

"I had a great time and learnt a lot. Rudi was super patient while I got to grips with working the metal and plenty of tips to help me create a piece I was satisfied with. I would definitely recommend this experience to others."

23 Sep 23'

Gary wilson reviewed: Day classes in traditional blacksmithing ... make an item to take away

"Really enjoyed the day and would recommend. Learnt a lot, made more than I was expecting before the course. "

1 Jun 23'

Peta reviewed: Day classes in traditional blacksmithing ... make an item to take away

"My husband and I had a fantastic day with Rudi. It was so much fun to learn blacksmithing techniques and to make something we could take home. I had a bit of marble worktop lying around which I wanted to turn into a plantpot stand and Rudi helped me come up with a brilliant design and while I attempted the legs, he kindly made a frame for them and welded it all together at the end. My husband made a manly marshmallow toaster and also had a fabulous day. Rudi is exceptionally patient, helpful, kind, friendly, enthusiastic and a great artist. We had a lovely day and I have been recommending this course to everyone I've spoken to. :-) If we ever decide we want a ironwork object for our house in future, we would definitely see if we could go back and make it together with Rudi (if he would have us!) :-). "

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