A blacksmithed holly leaf shaped candle holder sitting on an anvil in the custom blacksmith shop

Blacksmithing Holly Jolly Hammering

Sat 9 December

9am – 12pm (Teen)

1pm - 4pm (Adult)

Participants must be 13-17 years (Teen) or 18+ (Adult)


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

Queensland Museum Cobb+Co


Includes expert instruction, all materials and meals.

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

Create your own beautiful holly leaf candlestick holder over a period of three hours, perfect for a unique hand-made Christmas gift or a decoration for your home.

There will be two workshops held, one in the morning for teens and one in the afternoon for adults.  

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 Queensland Museum Cobb+Co for 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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