Making Knives at Blenheim Forge

Making Knives at Blenheim Forge

Open day: Sat 06 May, 10:30 - 17:00


Workshop: Booking necessary, 12 places per session, £25 + vat

Blenheim Forge is holding a knife sharpening class and demonstration at their Peckham headquarters, where visitors learn about the process of making a knife, and the considerations between the materials and design.

Visitors are also taught the basics of using a Japanese whetstone and, by the end of the session, will be able to get a razor edge on any respectable knife. Visitors can bring their own favourite knife, or one can be provided.

Blenheim Forge will also be opening their doors to the public on Saturday 6th May, to display there hand forged kitchen knives along side the work of local makers Sophie Sellu (Grain & Knot )and Hannah Bould (Hannah Bould Ceramics)

Hannah Bould works from her Garden studio in North London, making wheel-thrown functional stoneware pottery, with clean lines and simple shapes. With a background in Printmaking, she likes to focus on both graphic and painterly mark making and creates unique pieces that simultaneously sit happily amongst a collection.

Sophie Sellu runs Grain and Knot from here Bermondsey based Studio. Grain and knot was born from a love of nature, exploration and the need for purpose in creation. Sophie hand carves beautifully tactile, fully functional wooden kitchenware, with each item made from reclaimed timber.

Photo credit: 
Justin De Souza