Contact name: Alexander McBain
Total bookings
over 1 year
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Hi there, I’m Sandy a 28-year-old blacksmith. I create functional metal items at my forge in Newbridge, Scotland. I began this journey to learn blacksmithing in 2019 after working in a corporate environment and seeking something more fulfilling. I love the challenges of working with metal and the things you can create. I have offered these courses in the past year to share my enjoyment of blacksmithing with others. I look forward to having you in the forge soon!

Courses, kits & gifts

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Blacksmithing - Hammer Making
Next date: 3rd Mar 2023
1 place left
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Blacksmithing Experience
Next date: 10th Feb 2023
2 places left
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Introduction to Welding
Next date: 11th Feb 2023
2 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
22 Jan 23'

Tony Higgins reviewed: Blacksmithing Experience

"Great experience. Really informative and great use of time. Thoroughly enjoyed it."

AthelstaneForge responded:

" Thanks Tony! Hopefully see you back again soon!"

15 Jan 23'

A & K reviewed: Introduction to Welding

"Great intro to welding. Father and son team really enjoyed the experience. Given lots of attention and feedback throughout."

AthelstaneForge responded:

" Thanks for your feedback! I really enjoyed teaching them both on Saturday. "

23 Oct 22'

Neil reviewed: Blacksmithing Experience

"Had a great time at the forge. Truly a hands on experience (gloved hand, of course). Definitely felt I learned something. Good coffee as well! "

AthelstaneForge responded:

" Thanks, Neil it was great having you! Glad you enjoyed it, the coffee really is good too!"

1 Oct 22'

Kate Buckle reviewed: Blacksmithing Experience

"I had a great day with Sandy at Athlestane Forge. He is a great teacher with endless patience and enthusiasm. He took time to show me different tools and equipment in the forge giving me confidence to use them myself. I would certainly recommend this course and hope to go back soon to try out my new skills."

AthelstaneForge responded:

" Thanks, Kate! It was a pleasure to teach you, we will get the candle holder finished up next time!"

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