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 are shown in NZD ($)
Kia Ora, thank you very much! It was a pleasure to meet you both and hear about your travels. We hope you enjoyed your time together. Cheers, Rob and Arja
Hi Leah, Thanks so much for visiting again! It was great catching up and meeting your sister. Glad to hear you had a good time. Hope you are enjoying a bit of relaxing time now at the Coromandel:-) Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and hope to see you again when you are doing another road trip! Cheers, Rob and Arja
Thank you for leaving such a kind review. Your knife came up really well, you must be very proud of it. Thanks for supporting the craft and spreading the word! We really enjoyed meeting you. Enjoy your last few weeks in NZ!
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
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