Private Course Providers

The Forge , Spence Combe farm , Crediton ,Devon Ex175BT

Paul Gilbert F.W.C.B Master Blacksmith

Sand Pit Lane, Long Clawson, United Kingdom

Clarkes Blacksmithing Forge Fabricate & Weld Ltd

Located in Long Clawson, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Producing metalwork such as gates, window panels, tree guards, blacksmith forges, banisters, fencing, fire guards, fire baskets and poker sets, hooks, door handles and knobs, latch’s, hinges, door straps, hanging basket and sign brackets and sculptures.

Please contact me via: or 07599988057 to ask for a quote

ashington forge, ashington lane, wimborne, dorset, bh21 3dg

We strive in high quality, customer care. We have tailored our approach to business to be entirely customer-led and you will have the opportunity to work with the Master Blacksmith, Ken Fanner, from conception of the idea to the final design work. We produce both traditional and contemporary ironwork in the production method.

Our standard produces the highest quality ironwork at the most competitive price, ensuring our clients are fully embraced in the experience of Ironwork of Distinction Limited which is the main driver to the improvement of our business.

Our services now span across the UK and include design, manufacture and installation of traditional and contemporary ironwork to both private clients and commercial sectors.​

5 B1257, Malton YO17, UK

Piers Edsall is an artisan blacksmith.
specialising in sculptural and architectural work for a number of clients in the UK and EU and runs private classes from the facility all year round.

Heavily influenced by the natural world, Piers’ forms incorporate traditional and modern techniques often encapsulating a natural element within his designs.

Feckenham B96 6HU, United Kingdom

Family run since 1982, we are based in Worcestershire producing a vast range of work. Small to large domestic to commercial. Working out of a large workshop we blend modern fabrication and blacksmithing to try and forge a niche in the market. Always looking to take on challenging work and produce new products.

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East Wickham Farm, Wickham Street, Welling, United Kingdom

I am a Bladesmith and Swordmaker working from South East England/London Border.

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Withyham, United Kingdom

Firebird Forge is a full working forge which offers traditional and contemporarily designed commissions in various metals; as well as the usual restoration and repair work. The forge is also run, by appointment, as a teaching school in traditional blacksmithing techniques. Although the forge is open to the general public to allow them to come and learn how to blacksmith on a day to day basis, further training is also given to younger smiths in the form of work placements from college.
Individuals from as far as Russia and Australia have come to learn to forge at the school and the owner, David Mortimer (Mort the Blacksmith), has carried out commissions across the Uk since the year 2000.

The Smithy, Weston, Pembridge, Leominster, Herefordshire. HR6 9JE
the forge ,crediton, devon ex172hb

traditional and contemporary forge work , hand made by Paul Gilbert F,W,C,B

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Tre-vaughan, Carmarthen SA31 3QL, UK

We opened in June 2010, Designing, Creating and Teaching, We strive to take your ideas for your home and garden and make them a reality, by breathing life in to iron through the ancient art and craft of traditional blacksmithing.

Paddy & Graham have between them 30 years’ experience of blacksmithing and bladesmithing. We run courses in sword making, blacksmith tools, hammers, welding and fabrication. On the sword and hammer making courses the student has the use of 2 air hammers, 2 hydraulic presses and a flypress. All modern tools are also used to make the courses easier for students such as grinders. find us on,

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Adam Varley….Born London 1969. Served a blacksmithing apprenticeship and then as a journey man working throughout the UK with many notable artist blacksmiths. Adam founded Ferro Design with designer Beau McClellan in 1994 forging many sculptural and architectural works in Portugal including large artistic installations. He also has had experience with production, working on events and film sets, also lighting, pyrotechnics and computer design. Most recently he has settled in La Creuse, France to set up his own workshop.

Kennedy Close, Benfleet, Essex, SS74EG, United Kingdom

Blacksmith based in Essex, UK. Taking commissions and willing to give private tuition to beginners on a 1on1 basis.

The Forge Spence Comb Crediton Devon EX175bt

Master blacksmith Paul Gilbert F.W.C.B est for over 27 years

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199 Henderson Road, Southsea, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Lucille Scott is an artist blacksmith who uses modern and traditional techniques to make hand forged metal items inspired by nature and her love of dance and music. For Lucille the appeal of working with steel lies in the traditional role of blacksmiths, the permanence of their work and passing on this tradition to all around her.
With 25 years experience of teaching practical subjects Lucille opens her forge on a regular basis to students and those who just want a days experience as well as running short courses in local schools.
Lucille’s work is mainly aimed at at the domestic market, she exhibits in local galleries as well as working to commission.
Photographs kindly supplied by Retina Photography.

Bluefoot forge, Stapleton, Presteigne, Powys.

One day and three day courses with pete smith LWCB. Evening classes. Traditional forgework skills, tool making etc. Expressions of interest in a five week full time course, the equivalent to a year at a college, are welcome with a view to running in the autumn. Full details on request. For further info please view website or email. Pete.


Chrysalis Arts creates high quality artwork and architectural metalwork for the public realm. Kate Maddison, BA Arch collaborates with architects and developers on new projects, engaging with local authorities and involving communities in regeneration projects. The company combines the skills of artists and other design professionals with a range of highly skilled makers and specialist manufacturers, and has extensive experience in producing work to commission. The company’s diverse experience in the design, development, management and implementation of public art schemes and architectural metalwork commissions has gained Chrysalis an outstanding reputation for high calibre artwork, combined with professionalism in all aspects of project delivery.

Blacksmithing workshops at Ironart of Bath
Ironart Workshops, Upper Lambridge Street, Larkhall, Bath BA1 6RY, United Kingdom

Ironart of Bath is an architectural metalworking and restoration business based in Bath, UK. For details about our architectural metalworking and heritage ironwork restoration services please visit our primary listing here on the BABA website.

We also offer one-day ‘Introduction to Blacksmithing’ courses here in our Larkhall workshops. These days are aimed at the complete beginner and are tutored by two of Ironart’s most experienced smiths: Jason Balchin and Martin Smith.

These one-day workshops are open to anyone aged 16+ and make a unique and memorable birthday or Christmas present gift. Choose from a selection of items to make and take home. We’ll supply you with all safety equipment, tools and materials, hot bacon sandwiches and a steady flow of tea and coffee to keep you going.

The one-day workshops run from 8am – 2pm and the cost is £95.00 per person.

Email or 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.) Please note that space is limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

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.”

  • Terms and Conditions of booking:
    Amendments to bookings may be made up to 14 days prior to the date of the class. If you find you are unable to attend a class less than 14 days before the date of your workshop we regret that the course fees will only be refunded if we are able to fill your place. These rules apply equally to gift voucher bookings.
    If through unavoidable circumstances Ironart Ltd has to cancel a workshop, all course fees will be refunded in full or if you wish, transferred to another course. We regret that we cannot refund any other costs you may have incurred in advance, such as travel and accommodation.
    Ironart Ltd cannot accept liability for any loss, injury or damage to course participants or their property. Copies of Ironart Ltd Public Liability Insurance certificate are available on request.
    Whilst the dates & prices for the courses are correct at the time of going to press, Ironart Ltd reserves the right to make alterations to dates, times, course content & prices.
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