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Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #31445

Very good experience. He had a plan that he went by for the day giving people experience on making different things but I asked if I could make a knife for work and he got everything sorted for me. Definitely do it again.

Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #31303

I thought it was an excellent course with Nigel who had a great knowledge and was very helpful. Thank you


Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #30365

Fantastic 2 day course, well worth the money. Nigel demonstrates and explains with the ease of a master craftsman, and then gives you the freedom to work independently; within an hour or so you don't feel like a novice. By the second day, you're confident enough to get on the machines and tools without having to ask or be guided, but Nigel is always around to help if needed. When you consider the items you make and the overall experience of the forge, I can't recommend it enough.

Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #30035

Nigel is a great teacher and a man with vast knowledge of his craft. He made me feel relaxed and welcome in a new environment. Everything he demonstrated he did in a calm relaxed manner and he told some hilarious stories. Nigel's art work is amazing, such a clever man. I did the two day course and enjoyed every minute of it.
l would recommend this course to anyone, l achieved so much in such a short time.
Thank you Nigel, l hope to be back soon.


Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #29302

Nigel is a great teacher. Everything is demonstrated in a relaxed manner with hilarious stories from his wide ranging experience. I did two days as a complete novice and ended up being hooked!
Worth the travel if you are not local. I would find it hard to believe there is a better atmosphere anywhere else in which to start to learn this craft.

Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #28387

A very enjoyable one day course and a great experience. Nigel is a very talented and experienced craftsman, had plenty of stories to keep us amused throughout the day and provided lots of tuition and tips whilst allowing everyone to move at their own pace. Thanks.


Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #27933

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Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #26654

An excellent course with superb tuition. This was my first time in a forge and over a period of two days I progressed from the basics of forging a taper on the end of a piece of bar to creating a bunch of poppies. The outcome was way above my expectations and has impressed many. I gained hands on experience of a wide range of tools and techniques in a guided and supportive environment. I now have the 'blacksmith bug' and plan to return in the new year. Thoroughly recommended.

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Thank you for your comments - we are glad you enjoyed your days with us.

Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #24830

Our daughters bought my husband and I, a one day blacksmithing course. It was a fabulous day, found out a lot about the skills, tools, history - and made 5 brilliant items to take home and show all our friends. Nigel was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. He was most interesting and supported each of us at the level we needed. Would recommend it as a wonderful day in magnificent surroundings. Thank you Nigel and the other students. Sue Huskie

Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #24027

Brilliant day, I was given a voucher for a one day course for my birthday. Really enjoyed it, Nigel was a great teacher and very interesting. I made a draw knife for spoon carving, plus a fire poker and shovel.


Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #23433

Nigel is a great teacher. Although I won’t be giving up my day job to start an Apprenticeship metal working, he was patient and showed me how to work the metal so I came home with some great pieces and was really pleased with my efforts. It was a lovely sunny day so at lunch we wandered through the amazing sculpture garden adjacent to the forge. So glad we booked this course even though it was mainly for my husband. Recommended!!

Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #22733

My wife booked me a 2 day course for an Xmas present and I have to say it was excellent. We even stayed over in the Shepherd huts which were great. Nigel was a brilliant host and tutor and I would highly recommend doing a course with him.


Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #22442

Nigel is a complete legend, the experience, knowledge and skill he possesses and shares is nothing short of exceptional. The skills you will learn will transform your ability.

I had never done anything like this but Nigel gives you all the guidance, mentoring, tools and coaching you need and you come away with so many pieces.

I can’t recommend this course highly enough.

Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #21981

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Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #21546

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Welding with confidence

In-person course
- - #20985

Nigel is an energetic and enthusiastic tutor, full of knowledge and hints and tips to help you along, combine this with his many anecdotes and tales and you are in for an entertaining and informative day. This course is squarely based at someone who has never used a welder before so is a great place to dip you toe into the world of metal fabrication. Situated in the heart of Norfolk countryside the whole site is an artisan paradise.


Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #20870

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Welding with confidence

In-person course
- - #20417

I had basic welding knowledge but wanted to learn the setups and tricks of the trade. Nigel is a great one to learn off, very knowledgeable and creative.
Would highly recommend. I'll be back for the blacksmith course!


Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #20168

It may seem an expensive day but it is not. These days have been phenomenal, this is a true insight in to the craft of the blacksmith, and you get to keep all the cool stuff you make. The Smith (Nigel) is professional and entertaining throughout the day, a true font of knowledge with the patience of a saint for us less accomplished skilled people. I highly recommend this to anyone who has an interest in this remarkable field.

Blacksmithing, bladesmithing and metal craft

In-person course
- - #19577

Thanks Nigel for a great day learnt loads and made some fantastic and special items. Hope to see you again soon cheers mate James 👍