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Hammer Time

Hammer Time

Duration:6 hours total
Includes:Drinks and Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I have been working as a sculptural blacksmith for over twelve years. Mainly working to commission, I make as various a range of items as this versatile material allows and am passionate about all stages of creating projects both large and small. In running day courses in basic blacksmithing, I am able to give students (ages 14+) the opportunity to come to a working forge and experience…
Julie
Julie
Julie
Julie

What we’ll do

On arrival at the forge you will be shown examples of the items you can make during the day. On average, two to three pieces are achievable during the time. After a health and safety talk, I will explain the working of the coke forge hearth before demonstrating the techniques you will be learning; including heating your work and hammering techniques. Then it'll be your turn to start making your…

What else you should know

All aspects of health and safety will be covered and I will be with you for the day but stepping into a forge is a hazardous venture and common sense must be used. For the best results, two students are all I can accommodate in my workshop

What I’ll provide

Coffee, Tea and Water
Lunch not included. The day is physically demanding and concentration wanes when energy levels dip. Please be aware of this and bring food to sustain you.
Safety equipment
Aprons and safety glasses are provided, as are gauntlets, where needed. Students must bring/wear sturdy footwear (NO open toed shoes) and sensible clothing made of natural fibres, eg, jeans, and a shirt/long sleeves.

What to bring

Guests should bring their own lunch. Clothing should be, ideally, natural fibres and long sleeves and legs covered. Footwear must be sturdy and protect the feet, eg. Open toes will NOT allowed!

Where you'll be

The workshop will take place at my forge, a unit on a farm set on a hill in the scenic Chilterns, Oxfordshire. However, don't think you'll have a chance to sit and enjoy the view, you'll be hard at work at the anvil!

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests aged 14 and up can attend.

More tips

All aspects of health and safety will be covered and I will be with you for the day but stepping into a forge is a hazardous venture and common sense must be used. For the best results, two students are all I can accommodate in my workshop
Julie
craft class
Hammer Time
New experience
£165 / person
New experience
£165 / person