About Blacksmiths Guild

The Guild of Wrought Ironwork Craftsmen of Wessex

Providing training for the traditional and developing skills of the Blacksmiths Craft.

Dedicated to maintaining the highest skills and ideals of the Blacksmith’s Craft. Our aims are to encourage commercial participation and to provide expert tuition to foster and maintain a high standard of design and craftsmanship. We offer a variety of training courses to both members and non-members from basic introduction courses to specialised techniques from masters of their craft.

Promoting the Blacksmith Craft

The Guild of Wrought Ironwork Craftsmen of Wessex has been established for many years and has a reputation second to none for keeping alive the traditional skills of the Blacksmiths Craft.

The guild actively promotes the craft by supporting our members at a number of shows throughout the country and supporting the National Blacksmiths competition circuit at the County shows.

The Guild also sponsors various competitions.

Our training courses are available to anyone keen to learn about the Craft, thus promoting the skills to a wider audience

Our displays of work at various shows are much admired and help to make the public aware of what good quality wrought ironwork really looks like.

Members “Forge In” days give you a chance to enhance your skills, pick the brains of a mentor, address specific issues, develop your smithing skills and interact with like minded people. Forge In days are only open to members.