Blacksmithing Class

Get hands-on with this fun blacksmithing experience in Edinburgh!

4.5 hours Class size 1 to 3 (public classes), 1 to 4 label £160

Whether you're looking for one-off fun things to do in Edinburgh or a new hobby, why not rediscover an ancient craft with this thrilling blacksmithing class?
During this unique craft class, you will enjoy a full introduction to the enthralling world of blacksmithing as you explore what it takes to turn raw steel into a working tool/ decorative piece.
Don't worry if you're not the handiest person around or if you've yet to give blacksmithing a try, this fun class is all about trying something new and welcomes all abilities!
During this class, you learn about:
  • Upsetting.
  • Drawing.
  • Tapering.
  • Bending.
  • Punching.
  • Drifting.
Using your newfound skills and with the guidance of your friendly teacher, you will make a small item such as a hook or bottle opener – this is an ideal beginner DIY project to practise your skills with. You will then set to work on your main piece, a fire poker (or an item of your choice within reason).
At the end of the class, you'll walk away with your exciting new blacksmithing skills, your very own creations and lastly, a sense of achievement!
Knowledge required
What you'll get
  • Coaching
  • PPE
  • Materials and tools
  • Your two forged pieces to take home
What to bring
  • Water Bottle
  • Sturdy Shoes/boots
  • Cotton clothing
  • Water/ snack
Suitable for

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 17 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a creative gift for her, gift for mum, Father's Day gift or gift for couples.


9 Harvest Road, Unit 8, CoVault Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8PJ

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Athelstane Forge
Athelstane Forge

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Hi there, I’m Sandy, a 29-year-old blacksmith. I create functional metal items at my forge in Newbridge, Scotland. I began this journey to learn blacksmithing in 2019 after working in a corporate environment and seeking something more fulfilling. I love the challenges of working with metal and the things you can create.
Blacksmithing is an incredible and ancient art, it takes raw metal and turns it into something of use and beauty. Starting out with a piece of unassuming steel and applying force and heat, I am constantly amazed at the shapes and forms I can create. As my skills develop, my appreciation for the art grows and I look forward to making even more incredible works with you.

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