"Fantastic day, booked as a gift for a friend as we like to try new things. Very patient and knowledgeable, got to try many different techniques and tools, ensured everything was safe but also trusted you to be autonomous in your design, guiding you throughout the day.
Thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended "
Anvilsring Ironwork responded:
" Glad you both enjoyed the experience, it was a pleasure teaching you."
"Booked for my husband as a Christmas present. Colin was very accommodating and responsive to questions and arrangements. Jason really enjoyed the experience and Colin was a great teacher. Colin suggested a number of options and my husband decided on a poker, which he has been showing off to anyone who will listen. Highly recommend Colin if you're thinking of trying Blacksmithing "
"Amazing experience. I could not have asked for a more down to earth, genuine or more knowledgeable person to help me wrap my head around the experience. I will definitely be returning. I am so impressed with what I managed to produce. Cannot recommend enough!"
"This day was incredible! Colin was fantastic and helped us both turn our ideas into reality. He has a wealth of knowledge about blacksmithing and could answer any questions we had, as well as help us fix our inevitable mistakes. Overall we had a phenomenal day and came home with a Viking knife, a candlestick holder, a bottle opener, and some fantastic memories. Thanks again Colin!"
"This was a 70th birthday present which was excellent. Colin is a very experienced teacher and he demonstrates techniques and then lets you have a go. He then tells you how to correct any errors you have made. A very hands on course and not as much hard work as you might think. A really fascinating day in which I learnt so much and enjoyed even more. Highly recommended!"
"My son and husband had this to say after their day., "An amazing experience, we've had a brilliant time. Colin is an excellent teacher, with a great sense of humour. We made some lovely one off items and we would definitely go again." "
"We had a fantastic day and came away with much more than we expected. A really full day, learning new skills. Colin is brilliant, an experienced teacher who gives easy, straight forward instructions and has the patience of a saint. We'll definitely do it again!"
"We had a fantastic day celebrating our 6th year wedding anniversary- We had an amazing time and cannot wait to book again to make more.
Colin was such a great tutor with a fabulous sense of humour - we cannot recommend his 1:1 or 2 person course enough!"
"Fantastic Day!, spent with a most experienced instructor and all round great guy - Colin. Thanks!
A full on day spent covering many techniques resulting in the making of several forged items under his close instruction and guidance, it was a fun day and I learnt a lot, It's very satisfying to create hand crafted objects out of a pieces of raw metal, highly recommended."
"Had a fantastic day with Bob, started the day with a brew then moved on to basic skills in the morning to choose something from a file of pictures to make in the afternoon. Bob is highly skilled at his craft and is keen to pass on his wealth of knowledge which he is obviously very proud of, his speed and technique with a hammer and anvil is fascinating to watch which gave me a different insight to how I work. Quote of the day “so Bob have you been doing this all your life ? “ Bob “not yet I haven’t” brilliant day which will give you a totally new appreciation of a blacksmith"
"Great day learning the basics with Bob, very good communication before arrival giving very good directions to the workshop. The tuition was exceptional. Bob ensured I had something to take home with me and let me choose what to make. This course is ideal to anyone wanting to learn a new skill. Fish and chips at lunch wasn't bad either."
"It was an absolutely brilliant day. I would recommend to anyone who wants to try their hand at blacksmithing. Colin is clearly a very experienced and talented craftsman, very patient and gives clear instructions. Came away with lots of ideas. Thank you."
"I have received it for my 18th birthday. I was working with Bob, who is a great teacher. It was fun and really enjoyable experience. I have learned a lot of new skills and it really helped with my understanding of forging."
"I bought this as a birthday present for my husband who is obsessed with Forged in Fire. He absolutely loved the blacksmithing day. He would highly recommend and couldn’t have praised his instructor more. He wants to do more courses with him. Thank you for making his day"
"Truly brilliant day! I booked the 1:1 course as a gift for my husband. Colin was in touch before the day with useful information and offered to talk through ideas. My husband had a very vague plan to make a toasting fork, which turned out amazingly thanks to Colin's help in designing and making - he got to try all sorts of tools and techniques! I wasn't expecting to do anything but take photos but Colin let me have a go too, so I had a little hook of my own to take away too. Neither of us had any handcraft experience but he made it so accessible - if you're considering it, I 100% recommend it!"
"Great course today.
Cant believe what i managed to create in a day.
One leaf decorated coat hook, a rune keyring, and a skull decorated bottle opener.
Strongly recommend it.
Massive thanks Colin.
"I bought this day for my husband for Christmas. He spent the day with Colin yesterday and absolutely loved it! He made a poker for our fire and a hook to hang it on. Mike said Colin was great and really helped him to ensure he got the most from his day. Would highly recommend this 1 to 1 experience."
"Cannot speak highly enough about Bob, what a legend. Took my friend for his birthday and we both absolutely loved it, Bob is an incredibly knowledgeable and patient teacher and a good laugh too. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Brilliant."
"This was the second day of my birthday present, and I couldn't have enjoyed the day more. Colin is a great teacher, who explains things patiently and well. Again, I was allowed to work independently and make my own mistakes, and then correct them with Colin's guidance. I made a couple of things, including a decorative flesh fork, which will get a lot of use. Can't wait to be able to have another go at this, and can't recommend the day enough."
"Cannot recommend this course more highly. Bob immediately makes you feel welcome at the forge and puts any nerves at ease. His teaching style is amazing, allowing you to make mistakes and then helping you fix them and learn from it, which I found lets you really understand the point of the lesson.
I made two items to take home with me, a poker and a toasting fork which are so good that people are now accusing me of stealing Bob’s work and passing it off as my own. That is a great endorsement of his teaching.
I would absolutely go back for a follow up course. Thanks Bob!"
"I had never worked with metal before and Colin White was an excellent instructor and very patient .He explained everything very clearly and made sure the day was a very safe and enjoyable experience .I manufactured a coat rack which required a number of separate skills ,all of which Colin took me through and demonstrated before letting me try my hand .Even when the course was completed he was more than willing to explain many of the other techniques that a modern blacksmith uses .
A great course and highly recommended ."