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2024 Forge Taster Day

2024 Forge Taster Day

Forge Taster Day:

Ever wondered what its like to bend, twist or scroll iron? Always wanted to make your own firepoker, hook, door knocker, toasting fork or bracket? Don't mind getting a bit dirty....then this is for you. Be a blacksmith for a day at the forge with Lizzie. Learn how to twist iron, make sparklers, bend iron and scroll it into loops and hoops! Using a traditional forge, hammer and anvil, with no scrolling tools, just you and the hammer!


There is a maximum of 4 people on each day so that you get plenty of help and attention. Includes all materials and safety equipment. You get breakfast on arrival, donuts and pastries and it includes lunch. You take home everything that you make (minimum of two pieces). It's a great fun day, you don't need to be strong or have tattoes! You can work at your own pace with a little or a lot of help. Over 18yrs only.


Based at Bank Street, Coleford, GL16 8BA.  The day runs from 10am-4pm. Payment and choose date upon booking. Any questions please contact Lizzie direct on  07501 495879.


Why not book a weekend away as well as the forge day, there's plenty of places to stay such as The Speech House, Mrs Mills Yurts, Blaisdon B&B, Annes Cottage, The Roost and Seven Cider in Awre.


If you are already on holiday and there's 2 of you want to have a go, why not pop in and arrange an adhoc day. It's all inside so great for a rainy day, and you keep warm!!

  • Customer Feedback

    Thanks you very much Lizzie for a great day, purchased as a Mother’s Day gift and in my Mums own words “it was fantastic day, everything about it was great” Learned some new skills and made some great items, fire poker was used the next day and the brackets are being used already. Also the bacon sandwiches and lunch were perfect. We will be booking again. G, Ross on Wye

    Lizzie (Forge experience)
    Wow what a wonderful day I've had I wanted to say a big thank you for showing me how to craft two lovely pieces. I'm thrilled with my poker and heart tree decoration. I've been on a lot of one day experiences but yours is definitely my best experience so far.
    Hope to come along again soon.

    Had a great day at the Forge on Saturday. Taken through the basics of blacksmithing. Then got down to making a poker with a twist The afternoon spent making my own piece of garden furniture.  Together with 3 others, the instruction was thorough including the health a safety aspect plenty of coffee/tea and pastries/ sandwiches and cake in the afternoon ( I couldn't indulge  having had too much to eat by then. This was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Andrew 

    I thoroughly enjoyed my Blacksmith Taster Day. It was a unique experience and great fun. Lizzie guided us through various basic techniques and, at the end of the day, we took home the fruits of our labours

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