Blacksmithing Workshops

One day blacksmithing workshops

Sadly, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have taken the decision to suspend our Blacksmithing Taster Courses until further notice. We are sorry to disappoint those of you who would like to book a course date, however we must make our staff’s safety and existing orders the priority at this tricky time. We have loved running the courses and hope to resume them at some point in the future – most likely in Autumn 2021! 

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.


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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