Someone hammers red hot steel bar on an anvil wearing an orange boiler suitPhoto: Naomi Pearce, Nine Parts Navvy (2017). Photo: SSW

Our outdoor forge offers artists and makers of all levels and experience the opportunity to learn blacksmithing techniques, from drawing out, hammering and bending as well as how to use and regulate a forge. More advanced users can work with our technicians to develop their skillset, experiment and complete more ambitious projects.

Although not essential, we recommend completing our Introduction to Blacksmithing course, before booking Open Access in our forge.

Blacksmithing is of the best processes for learning as a group. The forge can accommodate up to five users at once (dependent on experience), with support from our technicians. We also work with larger groups for bespoke training between the forge and foundry. If you are interested in bringing a group to SSW please contact us.

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