Contact Name: Natalie Bradwell
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Natalie Bradwell is The Iron Lady, taking on any job in metal, except cars and horseshoes!
Spanning food, agriculture, oil and gas, manufacturing and arts industries – thanks to her ability to see metal as a material and communicate with clients how metal works for them.
This obsession with metals; steels, copper, aluminium etc, the chemistry of change and our ability to manipulate are what drives Natalie to search for the next challenge and the next opportunity to learn.
Booked the two day course for my Mum and myself as christmas presents.
Arrived to a really warm welcome by Natalie and her team!! We felt comfortable straight away. After a chat and coffee we explored the workshop, where you could clearly see how much love and passion Natalie has for what she does. Natalie's enthusiam was really nice to see, a breath of fresh air!!
We went freelance on exploring everything she showed us that day.
On the second day we created our chosen product, after a day of practice and investigating all the equipment we felt at ease knowing we could operate everything safely. It was so much fun.
Something so different and enjoyable!!
Would highly reccommend every single bit of it. I loved it, i know my Mum did too!!!!
Thank you again!!!!
Had a great time and would definitely recommend to anyone.
Day 1. After the Health & Safety chat & putting on safety gear it's pretty much all hands on:- with grinders & polishers, MIG & TIG welders, plasma cutter and the forge!
There's plenty of opportunity to get comfortable with and understand the kit, experiment with different techniques etc. all the time Natalie & team are on hand supporting and encouraging.
Day 2. You're making your chosen project using the kit you experimented with yesterday. Again there's plenty of encouragement, support, guidance and supervision.
Natalie is amazing, very talented & passionate and she clearly thrives on seeing us get into our projects & enjoy working with metal.
Everyone made something they could be proud of, even me, and everyone was smiling & enjoying the experience all the time.
What an amazing weekend!!
I can't praise Natalie and the team highly enough for giving me so much confidence and making the whole weekend so much fun. I was quite apprehensive to start with but Natalie's energy, enthusiasm and obvious love of her job was infectious and put us all at ease immediately.
It really didn't matter what our level of experience was as we were given full instruction's and shown how to use all the equipment and plenty of time and help to practice.
I honestly thought we would be given a pre-formed project to put together, but no ... all our projects we made from scratch and everyone one on the course went home with something amazing they had created.
I would highly recommend this course to everyone and hope I get an opportunity to do more. A great experience!!!
What an amazing weekend. The time went so fast. Natalie and her team are fantastic. Very clear instruction and patience with the students. Would highly recommend this weekend . If you are a complete novice or have some experience you will have a great time and grow in confidence. I was amazed at how much hands on work we did and we all managed to build and fabricate something from scratch. Hoping more weekends will be planned so I can go again.