Do I need any previous experience?
All courses are designed for beginners. Class sizes are managed to ensure you get the appropriate tuition to make your piece while still getting the full hands-on workshop experience.
Is there an age limit?
All blacksmithing classes are currently restricted to 16 plus.
Injuries, strength or fitness may limit my ability to blacksmith, can I still get involved?
Although the blacksmithing process is labour intensive, there are many ways to tailor the course to make sure everyone can have a go. Email me so we can make a course that'll work for you.
My name is Solomon and I am The Solo Blacksmith. I aim to share with you the skills and products of an ancient craft.
My passion lies in teaching the self-reliant craft of forging. I hope these workshops will be able to accelerate the learning process of hobby blacksmiths or simply provide an interesting experience for people to enjoy.
Steel can be forged to make so much, but creating functional tools is what drew me into this craft.
I have a small home studio in Mount Albert, Auckland & I love to help serve the craft community by making custom tools.
I have made tools for all sorts of local hobbyists and crafters. Axes, raku tongs, chisels, holdfasts, fire pokers, knives & pizza tools, If you are looking for a craft tool or custom forged piece. Get in touch