Welcome to AB forgeworks, more pictures of my work to come soon.



I am based at Sandy Hill Studios, by the Boilerhouse galleries which is next to the steam railway and in the shadow of Corfe castle.

I work in copper and steel creating craft tools and artistic pieces. I have trained at the National school of Blacksmithing and Plumpton college studying blacksmithing and Jewellery.

             Blacksmith Experiences                        

Forge your own items at Sandy Hill Studios in the shadow of the Ancient Corfe Castle and next to the steam railway.

Learn the craft of blacksmithing and create your own items to take away! All PPE is provided, but wear strong footwear and appropriate clothing.

Minimum 2 people per course, Maximum 4 people.

Basic blacksmithing day – Learn the basic techniques of blacksmithing. Make two of the following: coat hook, bracelet, necklace, bottle opener, S-hook, pendant or other decorative item to take away. 10am – 3pm £80 pp Min 2 people Max 6-8

Knife making day – Design and make your own blade. 10am – 5pm £120 pp Max 3 people

Axe making day– Design and make your own axe. 10am – 5pm £150 pp Max 2 people

Sword making weekend. Design and make your own short sword in a two day workshop. £250 pp

Days are available for small groups, work team building or just to learn an ancient craft. All ages welcome but children under 18 years must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

If you are interested in a commission, blacksmith course or any other information please email me – alistairbutcher18@gmail.com or text/ring on 07403494993



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