© 2013 Wil GleesonOPEN TIMES:

  • Tuesday Evenings 6:00 – 9:00pm

If you live further away, it might be a good idea to check the calendar (look for a blue flag) or contact us before heading down. Sometimes, last minute commitments prevent us from opening up the forge.


Only members can forge at Waterside and membership requires payment of an annual fee of $200. Membership forms can be obtained here wmas-membershipform-2021 or requested by email. Before being allowed to forge, all members must have completed an introductory basic blacksmithing course at Waterside or be able to demonstrate fundamental competencies.


  • $40 per session
  • $350 for 10 sessions

Supervision is included in the forge fees but not teaching.


The forge fees include the use of blacksmithing tools, equipment and coke. After 3 months, members are expected to bring their own hand tools. The use of power tools, welding and oxy-acetylene  equipment is not included and will only be permitted after approval by the supervisor. Steel stock is not included in the forge fee and members are required to bring their own or purchase steel from Waterside.