Hot Milk Forge is a blacksmithing and blade forging school for the basic to advanced firearms forging fields.
Eamonn Higgins has been a professional artist/sculptor since 2003, he established Hot Milk Forge in 2014. The art of the forge is an integral part of Eamonn's practice, with public works scattered throughout the UK and his commercial works collected internationally. Eamonn has taught forge as part of his public art practice for as long as he has been forging. In 2014, following a two-year artist residency at the University of Ulster, Eamonn decided it was time for his blacksmithing classes to have a permanent home and Hot Milk Forge was born. His workshop is located at the base of Slievenanee Mountain which can be translated as "Iron Mountain", which tells us that the knowledge of iron ore in the area existed in the mists of time.
After coffee/tea and introductions, Eamonn will talk about his experience with blacksmithing and his understanding of its history in the area, while forging an object such as a blade, leaf keychain, etc. At the end of the demonstration, you can try your hand at forging a souvenir.
Hot Milk Forge offers evening and weekend classes in blacksmithing and blade forging with an artistic twist. Classes are open to anyone over the age of 16. Participants are encouraged to learn traditional skills, not only because celebrating wrought iron work is a worthy idea, but also because only forging can help you discover the full potential of steel as a creative medium. Make your own souvenir!