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Blacksmith Gift Experience

Product Code: Blacksmith Experience

Product Overview

Here at the Ironworks, we offer that passionate about creativity, the opportunity to test their metal within the forge. We offer a number of blacksmithing experiences to suit all skill ranges, from beginners to the well versed. Each experience ticket covers the cost of tuition and the materials required to create your own item to take home with you.

Discover the untold secrets of the art of blacksmithing here in our own interactive forge. Our exclusive blacksmith gift experiences allow everyone from intrigued novice to those with existing skills to test their metal at the anvil.

The gift experiences can last from a few hours to a full half day depending on your interests; alongside our resident blacksmiths, you will learn the basics of the craft before being challenged to create something of your own to take home with you. Every time you use your toasting fork or poker you’ll be reminded of the unforgettable day spent in the heat of the forge.

The experiences also make for thoughtful and unique gifts, ideal for those with a creative flair looking to try something a little different. 

When visiting to take part in your experience, please bring in your confirmation email as proof of purchase. Alternatively, if you would like to collect a voucher from our showroom to give as a gift, bring along your confirmation email, again as proof of purchase, and we can issue you a voucher.

All experiences can be booked in, by emailing a proposed date and time of when you would like to take part to

Please Note: The confirmation email will act as the ticket, please ensure you bring this on the day. If you require a voucher these must be collected from our showroom.

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-exchangable. 


Taster Session

Price: £55

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

These two hours are ideal for beginners looking to gain a new skill or 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 toasting fork or poker to take home with you. 

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. Your poker or toasting fork will then be beaten and shaped at the anvil ready to be cooled. 

Half Day Session

Price: £120.00
Duration: 4 hours (Please arrive 15 minutes before the session starts)

The half-day experience is an ideal gift for those with a flair for creativity and is looking to increase their knowledge of metalwork. Together with one of our blacksmiths, you will learn some of the classic skills including scrolling which can be transformed into the final of a beautiful creation.

Within the half day experience, you will also have the opportunity to create something of your own to take home with you, be it some hooks for a coat rack or toasting fork and poker.

Please note should you wish to craft a large item this may be priced separately.

 Full Day Session

Price: £189.99
Duration: Full day (Please arrive 15 minutes before session starts)

This the perfect experience for those with a working knowledge of metalwork looking to discover more about the traditions of blacksmithing. Our full day experiences are for those who really want to get stuck in and try a day in the life of a real blacksmith, you will work alongside our blacksmith during the intense day-long experience. This covers the cost of materials for the creation of classical items and tuition. 

The day begins early with things heating up right from the start with hot coals of the forge and a welcoming tea or coffee. Our Blacksmith will then delve straight into some of the key skills required of a smithy allowing them gauge your individual abilities. From here you will be able to begin creating and crafting your own piece to take home, discussing the design and techniques that you might use. 

Blacksmith Experience Terms & Conditions

  • I understand that by booking this experience, I have given up my right to take legal action against the British Ironwork Centre / Black Country Metalwork’s should I suffer personal injury. I understand that by requesting to take part in working in the forge, operating and using the forging equipment, I am responsible for my own health and safety.
  • All courses include materials. PPE will be provided but please wear sturdy shoes/boots and old clothes. No Fleeces, please.
  • I understand it is my responsibility to ensure I am wearing the equipment provided Goggles, gloves, apron and face shields are all provided.
  • Age – minimum age limit is 18 years of age.
  • Half day experiences: a light refreshments will be provided, those taking the taster 2hr sessions will receive a hot drink.
  • Items that are made 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.
  • You must attend a health and safety briefing before starting your experience.
  • Please note that the blacksmithing experience does not cover the use of welding equipment.
  • Please telephone us before starting your journey.
  • As the forge is a potentially hazardous working environment unsuitable behavior may result in removal from the premises.

Delivery Information

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.

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. This service only applies to non-bespoke items requiring no specialist work and for delivery addresses within mainland UK excluding Ireland, highlands and Islands. Orders must be received before 2pm. We recommend waiting until your item has arrived before arranging tradespersons. Orders that are placed after 2pm on a Friday will be dispatched the next working day. Orders that are placed on a weekend will not qualify for free next day delivery. Please note: Black Country Metal Works do not operate on bank holidays and seasonal holidays.

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.

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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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