Blacksmithing Workshops

Open days at Ironart 

From time to time we throw open our doors to the public and fire up the forges to give demonstrations and explain more about how we work and what we do. If you would like to come along, please sign up to our e-newsletter to be the first to receive information about dates and times. Click here to sign up.

One day blacksmithing workshops

Here at Ironart we offer one-day ‘Introduction to Blacksmithing’ workshops in Larkhall on the outskirts of beautiful Georgian Bath. These one-day courses are aimed at complete beginners and are tutored by two of Ironart’s experienced artist blacksmiths Jason Balchin and Martin Smith.

Our workshops are open to anyone aged 16+ and make a unique and memorable gift for all sorts of occasions.

Choose from a selection of items to make and take home. We’ll supply you with all safety equipment, tools and materials, a steady flow of tea and coffee, and mid morning snacks to keep you going!

Ironart one-day blacksmithing courses start at 8am – 2pm and cost £110 per person.

The courses are incredibly popular and with only four participants each time, spaces do tend to sell out quickly. With this in mind, please book early to avoid disappointment. We will be adding new dates to the list below, so please watch this space or contact Jess Cole on if you would like to be notified about new courses by email.


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Future dates (4 spaces per session)

Saturday 14th December 2019 – Fully Booked

Saturday 11th January 2020 – Fully Booked

Saturday 25th January 2020 – Fully Booked 

Saturday 15th February 2020 – Fully Booked 

Saturday 29th February 2020 – Fully Booked

Saturday 14th March 2020 – Fully Booked 

Saturday 18th April 2020 – Fully Booked 

Saturday 16th May 2020 – Fully Booked

Saturday 6th June 2020 – Fully Booked 

Saturday 11th July 2020 – Fully Booked 

Availability shown on calendar to the right:

  – Fully booked
  – Places available

Please call us on 01225 311 273 to book your place. Please note that these are on a first-come, first served basis and payment is required in full to secure your place. (p.s. We can make suggestions for accommodation locally if needed.)

Feedback from previous one-day forging workshops…

“The things to make were interesting, and the different techniques fun to learn. The level and pace of the training was excellent, and it was great that we could each proceed at our own speed.”

“I had a fantastic time, and achieved so much more than I expected to. I really want to do another course with you guys: that heart shaped hook is next on my list!”

“Just to say I really enjoyed it. Our teacher was really patient and hit the right level of help/letting us get on with it. The day made me appreciate the skill involved. Would recommend the course.”

“Well organised, good fun and good bacon butties!”

“Andy and I thoroughly enjoyed the day at Ironart. Martin provided great instruction and within no time at all we had made several test pieces with scrolls and twists.”

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