What our students say


"This is not a course for specialists or 'clever' people, it is for anyone and everyone who would like to explore the hidden world of blacksmithing and to be caught up in an adventure which will go on forever. I was certainly somewhat exhausted when I returned home, but the thrill of producing three most attractive pieces kept me going as I showed off to friends and family. The food, companionship and your stimulating guidance all added up to a marvellous weekend. Many thanks indeed."

Michael Burden

"This is an excellent course for the absolute novice like me. It was a completely new experience with a first class craftsman instructor and a good atmosphere amongst the rest of the group."

Seymour A. Hickman

"We started blacksmithing within half an hour of arriving. The course was all action and my wife and I still cannot believe how much we achieved in the time and how much we enjoyed the experience. An unbelievably good course"

Chris & Mary Cribb

"I found the course totally absorbing and very satisfying. I can't wait to hit some more hot metal, it's very theraputic - a good means of stress relief!"

Walter Flanagan

"I enjoyed seeing my ram's head magically take shape and also being in a working environment where I was supported and encouraged by Peat and others on the course. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course, Peat's inspiration and great teaching and the sense of achievement on completing the course."

Kerrie Marshall

"The course is brilliant. Very enjoyable and informative. Bashing the red hot iron - Great! Peat, you have illuminated my creative imagination with your enthusiasm for iron. Thank you!"

Keith Stuart Murray

"I would recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in the field of blacksmithing or metal work. When you experience the process of creating objects in metal first hand you are introduced to a whole new world. You realise and appreciate the skill involved and are encouraged to discover more. Being able to create complete objects in such a short space of time with no prior experience is incredibly rewarding and satisfying."

Rachel Redford


Two students holding their ironwork.


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