About Jackhammer Forge

My name is Stuart Makin and I set up Jackhammer Forge (named after my little nephew Jack) in 2018

I have been blacksmithing since 2002 where once a week a very generous DT teacher would give up his lunch break to teach me the basics of forging. I gained a lot of my skills at Warwickshire College doing the National Diploma of Blacksmithing and Metalworking.

After working as a full time smith for a while I decided to sign up for the Artist Blacksmithing Degree at Hereford College of Arts. It was here that my desire to explore and develop designs and ideas flourished. I love to take an idea from a concept on a piece of paper, through the making process and ultimately see the real life finished product.

I also have an avid passion for history and really enjoy making replicas of ancient artefacts. There is a great thrill in researching and handling an object to reproduce it as closely as possible using the same techniques as the original smith. As a re-enactor of many years this is one thing that helps me feel closer to our ancestors than any other. 

Photo courtesy of Mike South Photography


Jackhammer Forge

Unit 7 Little Pressmore Farm

Vale Road




Tuesday:       9am - 5pm   ​​

Wednesday: 9am - 3pm Thursday:      9am - 5pm

Friday:           9am - 5pm

© 2018 Stuart Makin, Jackhammer Forge