Blacksmithing - an introduction to the forge 

Two days of heating and beating

Taught by Rich Jones

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Suitable for beginners to experienced blacksmiths


This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs +

Award winning blacksmith Rich Jones will guide you through the ancient skills of blacksmithing, learning the elementary techniques needed to form and forge steel.


Over the two days of this course, you will make a hook, a simple but beautifully crafted fire poker and a memory that will stay with you forever. Using a forge, hammers and traditional hand tools, you will learn about upsetting your metal and drawing it down, chiselling, doming and using the horn of your anvil to forge various shapes into your hot steel.


This simple but challenging design will give you plenty to learn over the two days and an opportunity to try a wide variety of techniques. 



£275 - Tuition fees (this includes the cost of all your course materials)


Tea, coffee and simple lunch - included in course price 

Accommodation & evening meals

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Stories from our students

I’ve been lucky enough to take part in a superb weekend attending a blacksmithing course at the ever welcoming Wernog Wood, with perfect hosts Claire & Rob and the talented and patient tutor Rich. Incredibly I’ve come away with a beautiful poker and metal hook in two days. Great company ,great homemade food, great location

- Amanda

Ridiculously pleased with myself - thank you for an amazing experience. If you ever get the chance to do something at Wernog Wood - do it! 

- Nicky

When Rich said we were going to make a poker like that we couldn't believe it, but we did. About 12 different processes of beating and twisting and pounding. Thoroughly inspired by our tutor Rich. He had a way of skilfully tweaking and overseeing our work as we did it so that we produced a good quality item whilst feeling it was all our own work. Brilliant fun and an awesome place - Clare

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