Blacksmithing Taster

When is this experience?

This experience occurs at different dates throughout the year. Please check the booking form below

Where is this experience happening?

All our craft courses happen at our HQ in Essex: Essex Barn at Rook Hall Farm, Chigborough Road, Heybridge, Essex, CM9 4RB

About the Experience

You’ve seen the tv shows, now it is time to pick up a hammer as we invite you to delve into the captivating world of heritage craftsmanship. In this extraordinary journey, you will uncover the secrets of the traditional blacksmithing trade, mastering the art of forging while creating your very own outdoor ornate glass holder.

Step into our traditional coal forge, where the echoes of time blend seamlessly with the fiery glow of the forge’s heart. With skilled artisans as your guides, you will embark on a hands-on adventure, discovering the age-old techniques that have been passed down through generations.

Harnessing the power of fire and steel, with a hammer in your hand you shape and mold raw metal with precision and artistry. Under the watchful eyes of our masterful instructors, you will learn the delicate dance between heat, force, and finesse, as you bring your unique outdoor glass holder to life.

Throughout the experience, the forge’s melody will harmonize with the rhythmic clinks and resonant strikes of hammers meeting anvils, creating a symphony of creation. You will become intimately acquainted with the transformative power of fire, feeling the immense satisfaction that comes from shaping solid steel into functional works of art.

As the glowing metal bends to your will, you will truly appreciate the skilful craftsmanship required to master this ancient trade.

At the end of your immersive journey, you will emerge not only with a tangible symbol of your newfound abilities but also with a profound appreciation for the artistry and dedication that blacksmithing demands. Your hand forged glass holder will serve as a testament to your skilful journey, a memento of the magical world you have momentarily inhabited.

Join us for this unforgettable adventure, where tradition meets craft, and the forging of metal becomes an immersive experience of discovery and self-expression. Unleash your inner craftsman and let your creativity take shape in the fires of our forge.


What to expect

3 hours in our traditional coal forge
Hand craft under tuition using hammers and anvils
Full instruction from an experienced blacksmith
All PPE is provided including goggles. aprons and gloves

Pricing & Booking

£99 per person

Materials all included

Who is this experience for?

Novices and Beginners

Fanatics and perfectionists

Bucket listers

Bushcrafters and BBQers

Partners in adventure

That random relation you never know what to buy for!

Good to know

Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty
Please bring a water bottle, you can refill on site if needed
Wear closed toe shoes or boots. Steel toe caps are best if you have them but not necessary

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