At The London Blacksmith, the safety of our clients and team is paramount.

With the new lockdown annoucement, we are postponing all courses for the foreseeable future.

We will continue to follow any further government advice regarding the management of COVID‑19 and adjust accordingly.

Please get in touch to reschedule an existing course booking, or for new course enquiries,
as we are still accepting orders for course vouchers. These like any unused 2020 vouchers, will be valid for the entirety
of 2021.

BLACKSMITH COURSES IN ESSEX

COME PLAY WITH FIRE

Fire has always had an elusive allure. Now come and learn how to play with it, and make something beautiful in the process!

Have you ever wanted to know how to swing a hammer, or know someone who would love to try their hand at blacksmithing?

The London Blacksmith offers courses that provide that opportunity at flexible times in a relaxed environment, allowing attendees to not only learn the basics of blacksmithing, but to also have a day to remember, with souvenirs to take home and keep.

The forge is situated a few miles south west of Colchester, Essex in the village of Great Tey.

BLACKSMITH COURSES IN ESSEX

COME PLAY WITH FIRE

Fire has always had an elusive allure. Now come and learn how to play with it, and make something beautiful in the process!

Have you ever wanted to know how to swing a hammer, or know someone who would love to try their hand at blacksmithing?

The London Blacksmith offers courses that provide that opportunity at flexible times in a relaxed environment, allowing attendees to not only learn the basics of blacksmithing, but to also have a day to remember, with souvenirs to take home and keep.

The forge is situated a few miles south west of Colchester, Essex in the village of Great Tey.

WHEN CAN I DO IT?

THE COURSES ARE AVAILABLE 7 DAYS A WEEK.

Solo/Shared

Solo half day

£150

Price (Ex. VAT)

Solo full day

£225

Price (Ex. VAT)

Shared half day

£200 (£100 PP)

Price (Ex. VAT)

Shared full day

£300 (£150 PP)

Price (Ex. VAT)

COURSES DATE SCHEDULE

Friday: 16th April

Saturday: 17th April

Sunday: 18th April

Friday: 30th April

Saturday: 1st May

Sunday: 2nd May

Friday: 14th May

Saturday: 15th May

Sunday: 16th May

Friday: 28th May

Saturday: 29th May

Sunday: 30th May

Friday: 11th June

Saturday: 12th June

Sunday: 13th June

Friday: 9th July

Saturday: 10th July

Sunday: 11th July

Friday: 23rd July

Saturday: 24th July

Sunday: 25th July

Friday: 6th August

Saturday: 7th August

Sunday: 8th August

Friday: 20th August

Saturday: 21st August

Sunday: 22nd August

Friday: 3rd September

Saturday: 4th September

Sunday: 5th September

Friday: 17th September

Saturday: 18th September

Sunday: 19th September

Friday: 1st October

Saturday: 2nd October

Sunday: 3rd October

Friday: 15th October

Saturday: 16th October

Sunday: 17th October

Friday: 29th October

Saturday: 30th October

Sunday: 31st October

Friday: 12th November

Saturday: 13th November

Sunday: 14th November

Friday: 26th November

Saturday: 27th November

Sunday: 28th November

Friday: 10th December

Saturday: 11th December

Sunday: 12th December

COURSES DATE SCHEDULE

Friday: 16th April

Saturday: 17th April

Sunday: 18th April

Friday: 30th April

Saturday: 1st May

Sunday: 2nd May

Friday: 14th May

Saturday: 15th May

Sunday: 16th May

Friday: 28th May

Saturday: 29th May

Sunday: 30th May

Friday: 11th June

Saturday: 12th June

Sunday: 13th June

Friday: 9th July

Saturday: 10th July

Sunday: 11th July

Friday: 23rd July

Saturday: 24th July

Sunday: 25th July

Friday: 6th August

Saturday: 7th August

Sunday: 8th August

Friday: 20th August

Saturday: 21st August

Sunday: 22nd August

Friday: 3rd September

Saturday: 4th September

Sunday: 5th September

Friday: 17th September

Saturday: 18th September

Sunday: 19th September

Friday: 1st October

Saturday: 2nd October

Sunday: 3rd October

Friday: 15th October

Saturday: 16th October

Sunday: 17th October

Friday: 29th October

Saturday: 30th October

Sunday: 31st October

Friday: 12th November

Saturday: 13th November

Sunday: 14th November

Friday: 26th November

Saturday: 27th November

Sunday: 28th November

Friday: 10th December

Saturday: 11th December

Sunday: 12th December

COURSE GALLERY

IN AND AROUND THE FORGE

WHO CAN DO IT?ON

Either an individual or two people can participate in the course. Anyone over 18 can apply to a course. The opportunity is available for teenagers under 18, who can apply, but additional charges will apply for insurance reasons, and a guardian will be required to attend alongside. They can either take part too, or simply relax and observe.

Physical restrictions: Blacksmithing is a physically demanding job. Every applicant will have to take into consideration that they will be on their feet for the whole day, working with metal and swinging a hefty hammer for the majority of their time.

Applicants with medical conditions such as bad backs, heart conditions or joint pain are strongly advised not to participate.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.

Refreshments such as tea, and coffee will be provided, but bringing a packed lunch is advised.

When working in a workshop environment, clothing is very important. The best is denim jeans, a cotton t shirt or top, and strong sturdy shoes. Walking boots are preferable if possible. It’s worth mentioning as well that long hair will need to be tied back at all times.

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

ALL SAFETY EQUIPMENT, TOOLS AND MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED.

Refreshments such as tea, and coffee will be provided, but bringing a packed lunch is advised.

When working in a workshop environment, clothing is very important. The best is denim jeans, a cotton t shirt or top, and strong sturdy shoes. Walking boots are preferable if possible. It’s worth mentioning as well that long hair will need to be tied back at all times.

WHAT DO WE MAKE?

The most common items to make in the full day course are a coat hook and a fire poker. These items are fantastic for first timers as they cover a lot of basic skills and are great pieces to show off.

Other items include:

  • Bottle opener
  • Letter opener
  • Hanging basket bracket
  • Candlestick for tea lights
  • Initials or numbers for house or wall
  • Trivet for the kitchen counter
  • Door knocker

You can make one item in a half day and two items in a full day.

If you have a personal project you would like to do yourself then please say in the contact section and between Will and yourself we can come to an arrangement on design and price.

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