Blacksmithing and Creative Metalwork Courses

with Master Blacksmith Melissa Cole FWCB

Have you ever wanted to try traditional blacksmithing?


Forged Birds Steves Bracket
Do you want to create an original metal sculpture for your home or garden?
Are you looking for an exciting Christmas, birthday or house-warming gift?

Buy a GIFT VOUCHER for a day course: contact me (Limited numbers available)


Come on a one day course in the Pewsey Vale, near Marlborough, Wiltshire where you can spend a day learning to work the forge and use traditional and modern techniques to create your own forged metal sculpture or functional object for the house or garden.

With only two people on each one day course you will be using your own anvil and tools to learn how to forge a taper, punch a hole, split, upset, bend and scroll hot metal using a traditional coal forge.

You will start by forging a simple ‘s’ hook then make a piece to your own design for the rest of the day.


Examples of pieces made on one-day blacksmithing courses

Candlesticks, pokers, tongs, hanging brackets, cutlery stand, door handles, birds, tools,, door stays, trivets, garden sculptures…

Longer courses are available; two or three days for developing your skills or focusing on metal sculpture projects over a longer period of time.


To see more examples go to

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I run a limited number of courses, usually during the last week of each month, incorporating school holidays where possible. Courses run October to May on Fridays and depend on my commission commitments. Contact me if you have a specific date in mind and I will try to fit you in.


Only £140 per person including materials

All protective equipment and tools will be provided - you will need to bring lunch and ideas for what you would like to make!

(Please note - I do not make blades! This is a specialist course you can do elsewhere!)

To make a reservation or buy a gift voucher valid for one year ( now for Sept. 2018 onwards) please contact me.

(Please note; for courses cancelled with less than 14 days notice, the deposit can not be refunded but can be used to purchase items from stock or towards commissions.  For unwanted vouchers; they can be refunded within 12 months: there is an admin charge of £10.00 for this. Or the full value of the voucher can be used towards buying an item in stock or a commissioned item)


"Thank you for introducing me to the amazing world of blacksmithing. I am particularly grateful for your patience (which must have been sorely tested as yet another scroll went AWOL) - the three days were great fun".

I just wanted to say thank you so much for a great day at your forge yesterday. I had a fantastic time. In case it's of interest, I have done a short post on my blog about our outing. You can find it at


"I just want to write and thank you for a brilliant day. I learned a lot, had fun and came away with a finished product far exceeding my expectations. I gained a real appreciation for the art and skill of working with metal and just how much you can transform a piece of metal by heating it and manipulating it".