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Blacksmith Gift Experience - Taster Session

Product Code: BLACK55

Product Overview

Looking for an exciting way to get your creative juices flowing? Discover the fascinating craft of blacksmithing in our interactive forge! With our extensive knowledge of metalwork and our passion for creativity, our blacksmith sessions offer an experience like no other whether you’re looking to try out something new, hone a different skill or bolster your previous experience. We offer a number of blacksmithing experiences to suit a range of skill levels, from beginners to the well versed. As well as offering an unforgettable experience for you, these sessions also make for a thoughtful and unique gift for the creative one in your life.

Each experience ticket covers the cost of tuition and the materials required to create your own item to take home with you. The sessions can last from just a few hours to a full day in the forge depending on your individual interests, skill level and goals. Alongside one of our resident blacksmiths, you will learn the basics of the craft before being challenged to create something of your very own. Depending on the session type you pick, you could make the likes of a coat hook, toasting fork or iron poker. We aim to tailor each session to you as much as possible, so the possibilities are almost endless!

Once your session has been purchased, you will receive a confirmation email from ourselves detailing your order number. All experiences must be booked in before arrival. Please email us at or call us on 0800 6888 386 to book in your preferred date and timeslot.

Your confirmation email will act as your ticket so please ensure you bring this along with you on the day. If you are purchasing this as a gift and would prefer to have a voucher, these can be collected in our showroom using your email as proof of purchase.

Please note that classes will be held with a maximum of two people per session and grouped depending on experience level. Missed appointments are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. As you will be working in a genuine forge, you will be asked to sign a waiver form upon arrival for health and safety purposes.

Taster Session

Price: £65

Duration: 2 Hours (to arrive 15 minutes before the session starts)

These two hours are ideal for beginners looking to gain a new skill or wanting to try their hand at something a little different. With the assistance of our blacksmiths, you will be able to learn more about the craft of blacksmithing whilst creating your own item to take home with you. This could be a toasting fork, poker or any other item you wish to create within the allotted time. A complimentary hot drink will be provided.

Like all our sessions, you will begin by going over some basic skills and safety precautions. From here the experience will include, but is not limited to, working your selected design within the searing coal of the forge, beating and shaping it at the anvil, and leaving it to cool. 

Blacksmith Experience Terms & Conditions

  • By booking this experience, you have given up your right to take legal action against the British Ironwork Centre/Black Country Metalworks Ltd should you suffer personal injury. By requesting to take part in a working forge, and operating and using the forge equipment, you are responsible for your own health and safety.
  • If you have any medical conditions or take any medication, this blacksmith experience may not be appropriate and we do not recommended taking part in any blacksmithing activities until medical advice is sought from your doctors to approve your participation.
  • All courses include all necessary materials. PPE will be provided, but it is your responsibility to wear sturdy shoes/boots and protective clothing that fully covers your body. No fleeces, please.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you are wearing the provided equipment throughout your blacksmith session. Goggles, gloves, aprons and face shields are all provided.
  • As the forge is a particularly hot environment, it is your responsibility to ensure that you drink plenty of water throughout the day to remain sufficiently hydrated. Water will not be provided so please bring enough to last the session.
  • To participate in our blacksmith experiences, you have to be at least 18 years old.
  • Items that are made during your session can be taken home at no extra cost providing that it is within the price bracket chosen. Additional items can be made at an agreed charge.
  • The blacksmithing experience does not cover the use of welding equipment.
  • As the forge is a potentially hazardous working environment, unsuitable behaviour may result in removal from the premises.

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Delivery Information

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Standard Delivery

For items which are up to a shoe box in size, we do make every effort to dispatch in 48 working hours. Items which are larger are generally dispatched within 7-10 working days as finishing and packaging work may take significantly longer. Delivery is curbside only.

During the busiest times of year (i.e. Christmas) this may take longer due to circumstances beyond our control. We will endeavour to contact or inform you whenever any items fall outside this 7-10 working day range or if an item becomes unavailable, due to another local works or artist for which we rely upon them for all or component parts of a product.

Free Next Day & Next Day Delivery

We will make every effort to ensure that your item is dispatched and delivered next day. This will happen 99.9% of the time. Occasionally due to circumstances outside of our control i.e. raw material supplies, labour, courier breakdown etc. The next day delivery may not occur. We cannot take responsibility where this is not been achieved but will make every effort to ensure your item reaches you as quickly as possible. Delays arising with the courier or Royal Mail are outside of our control and are not completely unavoidable.

Next day delivery is only available to mainland UK addresses (this does not include the Scottish Highland's or Island's, Ireland, Scilly Isle's, Channel Island's or the Isle Of Man). If an order is placed containing these places you may be contacted for extra delivery payment.

Products with a Made to Order lead time will be dispatched on a next day delivery service as soon as the product is ready. Lighting products may require a lead time to produce and will also be sent on a next day service where available as soon as the product is ready.

In some cases, if an order contains multiple items this could override the free delivery or free next day delivery option depending on the weight and size of the overall order. If you have any further questions about this, feel free to get in contact with us.

Christmas Delivery

We will endeavour to dispatch all goods ordered before our annual Christmas shut down on the 23rd of December 2019. For made/prepared to order items, please allow an extended 2-week lead time due to the works Christmas shutdown.

For all regular orders placed after the 15th December, it is difficult to guarantee pre-Christmas delivery. We do rely on national couriers to deliver to our customers and this process is normally completed within 48 hours of dispatch. Please note that couriers can experience slight delays due to the large influx of deliveries at this time of year.

We may rely on local works to supply or create certain items and this can, at times, cause unexpected delays which are outside of our control. Any potential delay will be advertised with an approximate lead time on our website. Failing this, our customer service team will be in touch at the earliest opportunity to advise any delays or alternatives that are immediately available.

Returns Information

Changed Your Mind – Don’t worry.

If you change your mind about the product you’ve purchased, don’t worry you have 14 days to return the product to us without question. Please just ensure that the goods are returned safely and in a resalable condition, we recommend using a tracked delivery service. For customers outside of the European Union goods can only be returned if faulty.

Faulty Goods

If your goods arrived damaged or only in part, please sign for the goods as “damaged”. Please notify us within 48 hours of receipt. Please carefully re-pack the goods, in their original packaging, or packaging of a suitable nature as to fully protect the goods on their return journey to us. Once the goods arrive safely back with us, they will be inspected and if found to be either damaged or faulty you will be offered a replacement or refund.

Bespoke & Made to Order Goods

Due to the nature of Bespoke and Made to Order Goods, we are not able to accept returns as these may have been manufactured especially for you. Where local works or artists have been used, these too may not accept returns as the item may have been especially prepared for you. In some circumstances, works and artists may hold stock and so returns may be accepted on a case by case basis. Made to Order incorporates both products and raw material which is made for you or ordered for you

We cannot take responsibility for packages delayed, lost or damaged, we recommend always using a tracked service, please always retain your proof of postage . For more information our returns policy please follow this link.

For more information our returns policy please follow this link.


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