Workshops

Module 1 - Beginners

Learn the fundamentals of blacksmithing including drawing out, bending and twisting.

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Module 2 - Beginners

Build upon your basic blacksmithing skills with splitting, upsetting, punching and forge welding.

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Module 1 - Beginners
required

Introductory Class

A hands-on experience for people wanting to have a go at blacksmithing.

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required

Tending Brigids Forge

Putting the magic back into blacksmithing - forging under a full moon!

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required

The Smithy's Knife

Forge a high carbon steel blade including hardening and sharpening.

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required

Kitchen Utility Knife

Learn all the necessary steps to make a traditional hand forged knife.

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Youth

A workshop for young people to learn how to forge hot steel and have fun.

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Women

For those that identify as female, find out that blacksmithing isn't about brute strength.

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Colour On Steel

How to prepare a small vessel and apply colour using vitreous glass enamel.

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required

Guided Forging - Fire Poker

Learn how to forge a fire poker using a hammer and anvil.

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required

Forge a Bottle Opener

Visit the new 'Footscray Wharf’ and learn how to forge a bottle opener.

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Forging bowls

Forge a small bowl with lid, using hot and cold forming techniques.

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Module 1 - Beginners
required

Toolmaking

An excellent next step in developing ones forging skills with a focus on toolmaking and heat treatment.

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Module 2 - Beginners
required

Mechanical joinery

Learn how to join steel in a professional way using mortise and tenon joins, wedges, collaring, rivets and more ...

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Module 2 - Beginners
required

Botanicals

Explore the creative possibilities of the Australian flora through blacksmithing.

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Module 2 - Beginners
required

GIFT VOUCHERS

Treat a special person with a gift that keeps on giving! Waterside vouchers are perfect for those who aren’t afraid trying something new and don’t mind getting their hands dirty! Our online gift vouchers are available for all courses and experiences held on a regular basis at the studio. Alternatively online cash vouchers can be purchased for a nominated sum that can be used towards any course or experience

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TEAM BUILDING

Are you looking for a unique hands-on activity to strengthen the bonds of your team.With ten fully equipped forging stations, our facilities offer a unique environment where teams can come together over fire and anvil. We can work with you to create tailored experiences that result in individual or communally forged outcomes.

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