Clubs and Societies

Blacksmithing for Beginners

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Blacksmithing for Beginners

Summer School Recreation Programme has been cancelled due to delays in building earthquake strengthening, if you have already registered for a course, we will touch base regards to a refund

2022 Semester 1 Recreation Programme - Registrations open on the 24th January 12pm

Blacksmithing for Beginners


Learn the basics of blacksmithing in the historic Gasworks Museum forge. Choose one of two possible projects (decorative hook or fire poker) and take home a finished item which you have forged yourself.

What experience is needed

No previous experience is necessary.

What to expect

Under the guidance of tutor Kelly Gragg, you'll learn the basics of blacksmithing tools and forge fire management, along with a range of decorative techniques such as squaring, tapering, twisting, and scrolling. This is a one-day course.