Artisan Blacksmith courses for Beginners only 90 minutes from Sydney and Canberra…

Bespoke Ironwork and Blacksmith courses – Bowral –  Southern Highlands NSW – ONLY 90 minutes from Sydney & Canberra.

People from all walks of life are yearning to experience artisan crafts and the lost trades, and the ancient craft of Blacksmithing is no exception. That why 1910 offers the fundamentals in Blacksmithing in fun courses held our 1880s style Blacksmith shop or in the grounds of our 1876 property at Wildes Meadow, in the magnificent Southern Highlands of NSW.  So, why not come and experience the village smith of yesterday and become part of the revival of the craft and the village smith of tomorrow!

Here is what some of my students had to say about our location and courses on Google at The 1910 Ironworks. 

Fantastic day spent forging at 1910 Ironworks. A beautiful location and an impressively well equipped forge. Stephen has a wealth of knowledge and is generously passing it on. Luckily for me he is also very patient. A master of the craft with a real passion for his work. My husband and I booked the workshop together and came away with some fabulous ironwork that we are really proud of. Highly recommended for all levels of experience.

Catherine Morgan and her Husband from Sydney.

My nephew and I loved the beginner Blacksmithing course, so much so that we asked for a second session and Steve very generously obliged! We both couldn’t believe how much we would learn in a day and were very proud of what we made and took home. Steve is a great teacher, very patient, knowledgeable and generous with his time. If you want to learn the magic of bending and shaping metal I can’t recommend this course highly enough.

Jane Mitchell and her 16 year old nephew from Sydney.

Had an amazing time, Stephen is an excellent teacher and we both learned a lot. Really great couple’s activity, the boyfriend and I loved the day and getting to take home (and put to use!) the items we made was really nice.

Heloise and her boyfriend from Canberra.

After more than 10 years away from blacksmithing as a hobby, I spent the day at 1910 Ironworks to get the basics back again. Steve was a great instructor, identifying and fixing a couple technique issues I was having and teaching new skills. If you want to learn traditional blacksmithing using hammer and anvil, this is the place. Rod Visman Mechanical Engineer Robertson

Rod Visman, Robertson (Local)

We’re a heritage property only 90 minutes from Sydney and Canberra and the courses start at a civilised 10.30am and finish at 4.30pm with a light lunch offered. We keep the groups small and the course prices reasonable at $250 inclusive for the day, we also offer private tuition to groups, corporates or individuals POA. In fact I’ve had students from 10  to an 83 year old farmer, who had a hammer swing like you would not believe :-)) All courses at 1910 are fully insured and we have our accreditation to work with children. In fact we work with young juveniles through the PCYC as well  – a service we offer FREE to our local community

The 1910 Ironworks was initially set up nearly 3 years ago in Wildes Meadow to capture the the feeling of the Australian country Blacksmith Smith from the 1880s. A place where time has stood still and hand operated and handmade are the order of the day. Here you will learn the old traditional way blacksmiths worked and produced their staggering array of everyday items for the local community.

No, we don’t teach welding techniques, unless it’s forge welding at the forge, hot riveting or collaring the steel. Our processes are timeless, we take our time using original, restored tools, we restore the past while forging the antiquities of tomorrow.

Needles to say we use electricity and power tools for cutting, pressing and power hammering steel as part of our business, but the hand forging and restoration side of what we do has not changed in a 1,000 years.

We offer a selection of beginner and advanced Blacksmith Courses too and these will be extended in 2020, where we’ll offer more variety in our course structure. However, our beginner and basic Blacksmith courses remain the most popular, with students from these classes going on to become seasoned Blacksmiths in their own right. We also keep our courses small and will continue to do so. Why? So as all students get one one tuition and professional help, because at the 1910 Ironworks we teach individuals not serial numbers!

We still have some places left for our beginner Blacksmithing classes in September October and November – but be quick as they book out very fast.

To find out on this special Blacksmith Shop, location and what we have to offer, ring me ‘Steve’ – that’s right I’m the Master Blacksmith of over 40 years. You can get me on 0402 481 461 or email me on stephen.hogwood@optusnet.com.au and I do get back to you promptly.

Hopefully we’ll dee you soon at the forge in Wildes Meadow – just outside Bowral in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

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