© 2013 Blake Barnard

Located in Melbourne’s Inner West, we are an artist blacksmith studio with the purpose to provide an inclusive space, where people can learn and members can pursue creative metal forging using traditional and modern techniques.  We also offers a wide variety of blacksmithing supplies for sale.

The forge is fully equipped with 10 traditional coke fired forges and a comprehensive selection of hand tools. Together with our 8t fly press and 35kg power hammer, we aim at providing a quality blacksmithing experience from beginners to advanced.

The studio was established in 2011 by Steve Phillips (Estebaan) and delivers a wide range of courses with the help of some of Australia’s finest artist blacksmiths including Pete Mattila, Ben Beames and Jacq Wylestone.

At Waterside we recognise the climate emergency and the emissions from our operations are being offset with the help of a carbon offset solutions provider. More details can be found here.

We maintain links with a number of other blacksmith groups in Australia and overseas.

© 2013 Blake Barnard