Try your hand at the art of blacksmithing In the beautiful central North Island.
Suitable for beginners, you have the choice to choose what your would like to create over the course, and best of all - you get to take your own piece of art home with you!
Your tutor, Rob, is one of the true time served Blacksmiths in New Zealand.
Rob teaches with lots of enthusiasm and Kiwi humor, so you know you’ll have a great time!
His passion, skill, and deep understanding this fascinating skill ensures you a truly authentic experience into the world of Blacksmithing in New Zealand.
Fantastic year round - in the summer months the large forge doors are opened to let the sunshine in and in the winter months you will be cozy and warm inside by the coal fire.
Location: 243 Waipapa road, RD7 Te Awamutu 3877
Half-day experience in the forge: The half-day course is great for those who would like to get a little taste of what blacksmithing is all about. You’ll be introduced to some of the basics and will have time for a small hand forged project. Here are some of the things you can choose from: a fire poker, coat hook, garden tool, herb/pizza knife, pizza oven tool, corkscrew or bottle opener.
Duration: 9am - 1pm, morning tea provided
Full day experience in the forge: More time, better projects! A full day is great for knife making. Several styles are possible such as a hunting/camping or a chef’s knife. You will hand forge your knife from scratch (with a little help of course!) and will fit it with a wooden handle. A small axe is also possible to make during this workshop. Other fun projects are a door knocker, a bird feeder, flowers, gardening tools, BBQ tools or how about a set of tools for your fireplace or pizza oven? Do you have another idea? Let us know, we love trying new things!
Duration: 9am - 4pm, morning tea and lunch provided
All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)
Hi Lori, Thank you for your review and awesome picture! We hope to see Daniel back for some more forging in the future! Thanks, Rob and Arja
Hi Amanda, Thank you very much for your lovely review and visit over the weekend. We really enjoyed meeting you both and hearing about your unique knowledge that you brought along! I hope you had a safe trip home and look back on a great visit to New Zealand. Thanks again! Arja
Hi Kristine, thanks so much for leaving a review. I hope you enjoyed the rest of your weekend away together. Thanks for coming along, it was great to meet you both! Cheers Arja
Thank you so much Bridget and Brownie. We feel very humbled by your words and enjoyed spending time with you. Cheers Rob and Arja
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! It was great having you here!
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