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HOT METAL WORKS

Artistic Blacksmith

Workshops London

NEIL BROWN, WORKING WITH METAL,

CHANGING ITS SHAPE

AND CREATING BESPOKE IRONWORK

Practice Makes Perfect. A Film by Sergiusz Wasilewski © 2017.

 
 
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Neil Brown

Artistic Blacksmith

 

I came to the world of the Artistic Blacksmith relatively late in my working life. I had previously worked in various fields, including: microfilm, model making and I.T. However, whilst working in these roles, I always felt that there had to be more for me – something I really enjoyed and could excel at. I knew from my love of cars that I enjoyed working with metal.

‘CREATING BEAUTIFUL OBJECTS FROM COLD, HARD STEEL…

I also really admired the craftsmen that produce exquisite car bodies from flat sheets of metal with only a few tools. But, I didn’t want to turn my hobby into my job. Thankfully, I somehow, and I’m still not sure how, found blacksmithing – specifically, a three day course for beginners. So, I signed up, fell in love with the creative process and I have never looked back…

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Blacksmith Experience Day Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to ensure that you enjoy and experience as much as possible during our friendly and informal introduction to blacksmithing. You will learn six of the basic blacksmithing techniques during the day which culminates with the completion of a hook and poker.

What People Say

 

“An excellent day as a "Blacksmith", which had always been an ambition of mine to try, but I never had the courage until my wife gave me a birthday present of this day’s experience.
Neil is a great teacher with an ability to get the most out of people. He is patient, encouraging, skillful and very supportive.
Cannot recommend the day highly enough.–Dennis

“Had a great time at Hot Metal Works - Neil certainly knows his craft, and his teaching was easy to grasp and I left extremely proud of my fire poker.
Would recommend to anyone looking to try metalworking and making something substantial with their own hands.”
–Angela

Our Blacksmith Experience Day is held at our Historic and Atmospheric Forge dating back to 1838

“I cannot recommend this fantastic experience more highly. We had so much fun learning the basics of blacksmithing from Neil who was friendly, encouraging, helpful, knowledgeable and patient! We love the pieces we made and look forward to planning a return trip!” –Ray

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FAQS

 

+ One Day Craft Course Hot Metal Works

Welcome to our Blacksmith Experience Day!
Join us in our historic and atmospheric forge. It dates back to 1838 and is the oldest, continuously used forge in London. So, step back in time and craft steel with just fire, an anvil and your supreme efforts – just like the London Blacksmiths that came before.

+ Where We Are

We are based in the London Museum of Water & Steam in Brentford.
The Museum houses several working steam engines that previously supplied and circulated water across London.

+ Requirements and Additional Information

For safety purposes, you will need to wear steel toe cap boots/shoes, a long-sleeved top and trousers – preferably cotton and no man-made fibres.
Lunch is not supplied. However, there is a museum café on site and a number of local shops within walking distance.

JOIN US IN THE OLDEST FORGE OF LONDON

STILL IN SERVICE TODAY.

OUR NEXT AVAILABLE DATES ARE:

Aug17th, Nov 23rd

 
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