Come and learn the ancient craft of a blacksmith in a professional forge.  We will forge on coal hearths using tools and techniques that are hundreds of years old.

Paul will guide you through the first stages of blacksmithing from fire management, anvil use, hammer control to basic blacksmithing techniques. We offer courses ranging from beginner to advanced blacksmithing.

The smithy contains all the anvils and tools needed. Each student is provided with glasses and gloves and all material is included.

One day course will cover

  • stance
  • hammer control
  • fire management
  • tool use
  • forging a piece together

Two day course will cover

  • forging of a more advanced project together of your choice
What you will get
  • All materials provided
  • Safety gear: eye protection and gloves
What to bring

Water bottle, it’s thirsty work!

What to wear

Please wear clothing appropriate for a workshop. This includes long pants and sleeves preferably natural fibre, solid shoes/boots

Appropriate for

Beginners and practicing smiths

Class times: 09:00 – 16:00

Cost: R2500 per person/per day
Max 4 persons per day