Imagine, in years to come you could still be using a knife, chisel or fire poker you made yourself!
A mix of practical application and background theory
tailored to your individual need and liking
The classes are designed to give you a taste of practical blacksmithing.
The techniques covered will be drawing down (thinning) and forging a basic set (shaping an angle), chasing
(chisel engraving) and bending.
Depending upon course duration and individual skill level we would hope that you will make 2 or 3 pieces such as an iron leaf ended fi re poker, a simple knife, a chisel or even a draw knife like those below.
Max. class size is 3 students.
Special requests and personal projects
can be arranged 1:1.
Welcome to the fascinating dynamic of hammer, anvil and hot iron!
Tom studied blacksmithing at Hereford College in 1997 and continued his training with an apprenticeship in Wales for 2 years. Tom moved to Sneem in 2000 to set up his own forge and since then has completed a number of major commissions.
During that time he started teaching and later worked in Muckross Traditional Farms demonstrating the old skill of blacksmithing.
His work ranges from contemporary art and designs to traditional historical reproduction and restoration.
Part of a group:
€80 per person
€120 per person
€100 per person
€150 per person
Our exciting Blacksmithing workshop will put the hammer into your hand
Feel the satisfaction of cutting and shaping hot metal
It’s more about technique than strength, blacksmithing can be for everybody