Hot Metal Works – Blacksmithing Experience Day

As well as crafting steel works of art, Neil also runs workshops where you can go along and experience blacksmithing for yourself. The workshops are open to anyone over the age of 18 and no prior experience is required. In the class, Neil provides a hands-on introduction to blacksmithing, teaching eight different techniques to help you create your own hand-forged ironwork to take home. His workshops are in high demand and the remaining dates for 2019 are already sold-out so be sure to strike while the iron is hot and book your place for next year.

With Christmas just around the corner, Hot Metal Works’ artistic blacksmith workshops could make for a fabulous gift and if that’s not for you, Neil is also more than happy to take on one-of-kind commissions. If you have an idea, whether it’s for a sculpture, piece of furniture or a personalised hook with your cat’s footprint in, he is more than happy to help you bring it to life.

Neil’s blacksmithing course costs £170 and you can find out more and book your place by emailing If you’re interested in buying Neil’s work, ordering a commission or grabbing a gift voucher in time for Christmas you can contact Neil on the email provided or visit his workshop at The Forge, London Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford TW8 0EN.

Hot Metal Works is a member of The Chiswick Calendar Club Card scheme and Neil offers Club Card members 10% off anything in the shop.