In one corner of the Surrey Docks Farm site, there is a working forge business owned and run by Master Blacksmith, Kevin Boys.
Blacksmiths use their metal working skills, e.g. forming, shaping and joining with welding and metal fabrication to make objects big and small for the home, garden, workplace, opening spaces, and the street. The forge is a place to learn and participate in what were once very common and familiar activities, which now, in this modern age of supermarkets, global manufacturing, and the internet are no longer accessible to the general public.
For more than 20 years the Forge has provided education services. Kevin Boys has extensive experience of:
- Working with pupils of nursery, primary, secondary, and special needs schools as well as lecturing to graduate and post graduate students
- Staging demonstrational and participatory events for the general public at community festivals
- Running short courses for the general public
- Running am apprenticeship training course
Click on the button below to learn about the current classes on offer, or get in touch with Kevin directly: