Bill's Workshop

Contact name: Billy Goodworth
Total bookings
3 months
with CraftCourses

Maker's bio

Bill's Workshop is a bespoke blacksmithing and woodwork company dedicated to providing a unique outlook on the creation of products. After a apprenticeship in blacksmithing and now with years of experience we have started offing courses to ignite the creativity in others and share our skills to bring the unique craft to others. All our courses take place at Pathhill Outdoors which has been a huge part of my life as I am also a bushcraft and outdoor instructor. This fantastic venue offers 'The Woodland Forge' an off grid traditional blacksmiths workshop set in stunning woodland. A wonderful place to escape and spend a day learning new skills.

Courses, kits & gifts

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Christmas Wreath Making with a hand forged touch!
Next date: 17th Dec 2023
12 places left
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Garden Sculpture Course (Christmas Edition!)
Next date: 16th Dec 2023
2 places left
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Woodland Blacksmithing and Bushcraft Course
Next date: 11th Feb 2024
3 places left

Recent reviews

All maker's reviews
6 Nov 23'

Carolyn reviewed: Garden Sculpture Course (Christmas Edition!)

"I had the most amazing day with Bill on Saturday. Great outdoors, away from traffic and phones. I made a Poppy and some mushroom sculptures for the garden. Bill was very patient and helpful. Definitely look out for more courses to go on."

Bill's Workshop responded:

" Hey Carolyn! I'm glad you had an enjoyable day in the forge and workshop, it was a pleasure instructing you. Do stay in touch and I will keep you updated with new courses that I put together! Many thanks Billy "

16 Oct 23'

Lili Giacobino reviewed: Garden Sculpture Course (Christmas Edition!)

"I had such a lovely time during this one day blacksmith/ garden sculpture workshop. Billy is very friendly and knowledgeable. The settings are absolutely gorgeous as you are in the middle of the woodland and it is very peaceful. The workshop was fun, accessible and I have learned plenty of things. Really proud of what I have sculpted and was able to bring home after this class. Definitely recommend."

Bill's Workshop responded:

" Thank you Lili! Was an utter pleasure to teach you blacksmithing, I'm really glad to hear you're proud of your giant mushrooms and poppy! Hope to see you on another course again one day! All the best -Billy "

4 Oct 23'

Anthony Mcl reviewed: Garden Sculpture Course (Christmas Edition!)

"I recently had the pleasure of taking my other half to this blacksmith course, and I can confidently say that it was a truly outstanding experience for us both. I had the privilege of learning from Billy, whose expertise and friendly demeanour made this course an absolute delight. There was not an exact course available for us, but a simple message to Billy about what we wanted to do and get out of the day and he was more than happy to accommodate what we wanted with a custom day. Billy's guidance and encouragement throughout the course were exceptional. His passion for blacksmithing was evident in every step of the process, and he went above and beyond to ensure that me and my partner felt not only welcome but also inspired. His patience and willingness to answer questions and provide hands-on guidance were invaluable. Billy made sure that we both felt comfortable and capable, it felt like we had been doing this for years and just enjoying a laugh with friends while forging our first ever items, a fire pit stoker, a fire pit rake and a ‘blacksmiths knife’. The location of the course was equally impressive. Nestled in a forest, the woodland forge really lived up to its name and provided the perfect backdrop for our blacksmithing adventure. The peaceful ambiance and picturesque surroundings added an extra layer of charm to the entire experience. It was a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city where I live and work, and it allowed us to fully immerse ourselves in the art of blacksmithing. I wholeheartedly recommend this, or any other course Billy has up when you read this. Thanks to the exceptional instruction and warmth of Billy and the combination of his expertise and the idyllic location made for a five-star experience that I won’t ever forget. Whether you're a novice or an experienced blacksmith, this course is an absolute must-try. "

Bill's Workshop responded:

" Thank you for your review Anthony ! I hope to see you again on another course soon, good luck with any blacksmithing endeavours until then! -Billy "

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