a hammer hitting red hot metal and releasing sparks in all directions

Blacksmithing Basics

Sat 28 – Sun 29 October

8:30am – 4pm 

Recommended for 16 years and over


Closed-in boots (or steel-capped), long trousers and long sleeves.

Cobb+Co Museum


Includes expert instruction, all materials and meals.

Join Australian Champion Blacksmith Terry Drennan for a lesson in the custom-built blacksmithing shop.

Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools including a cold chisel, hot cutter, round punch, centre punch and tongs. As well as your tools, you will take away the basic skills of blacksmithing including operating a forge and using the tools and anvil.

After completing this workshop, you are eligible to participate in the Blacksmithing Intermediate Workshops.

Meet your tutor

Terry Drennan began training as a blacksmith and farrier in Melbourne when he was 21 years old. He has won the Australian champion in blacksmithing and farriery on many occasions. At the same time, Terry never lost the skills and enthusiasm for the other traditional facets of his trade such as making decorative gates and furniture. He has been teaching blacksmithing courses at Cobb+Co Museum for around 20 years.

All our Hands-on Workshops have a limited number of participants to ensure you receive all the assistance and direction you require.

Spectators are welcome at all workshops.

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