International Forge Welding Workshop

02 – 07 June 2020

It is our pleasure to announce that in the summer of 2020 the Hungarian Blacksmith Guild will organize an International Forge Welding Workshop. Following several enquiries of the past few years, we have decided to organize a workshop dedicated to forge welding, this time only for participants from abroad, with the aim of sharing all our collected knowledge at this field, with an attention to all possible details.This workshop is a unique opportunity to learn forge welding and to practice its techniques that in old times were generally used and today are essential to artistic forging. Our aim is to preserve and perfect this highly valuable blacksmithing technique beyond borders.

Our smithy has enough space for 8 participants, who will be supervised by 2 senior masters of the Hungarian Blacksmith Guild during the 6-day workshop. Each master will work with 2 groups of two,at 4 workstations, to ensure an intense and tailor-made learning process and sufficient practicing opportunity.

Honorary guest of the workshop: mag. Walfrid Huber, internationally acknowledged master of artistic blacksmithing, featured in the film titled The Devil’s Blacksmith.

Participants must have basic blacksmithing skills to qualify for this workshop. The language of the workshop will be English, therefore participants with standard English skills and some blacksmithing vocabulary are welcome.

The tools and materials will be provided by the Hungarian Blacksmith Guild, please ensure to bring along workwear and any personal protective equipment that you wish to use during the workshop.

Registration is closing on 2 May 2020.

Registrations are accepted and confirmed on a first come, first served basis.

Location of the workshop: Hungary, 8055 Balinka, Petőfi Sándor u.12. – GPS:47°18’52.68″N, 18°11’1.63″E
As the workshop is about 100 km from Budapest we can arrange transfer from Budapest to Balinka, from a single pickup point on the morning of the first day, or the evening before that. If you are interested in this option, please indicate it at registration.

Participation fee: 500€ (including accommodation in a nearby guesthouse and two hot meals per day)

Participants are kindly requested to transfer 20 % of the participation fee (100€) in advance, at least 1 month before the beginning of the workshop. Failure to do so, will be considered as cancellation, and the free space will be filled up with the next person on the waiting list.If a participant fails to turn up at the workshop or cancels less than 2 weeks before the beginning of the workshop, the 20% advance payment will not be refunded.

Please direct your payments to the bank account of the Hungarian Blacksmith Guild (details below):
Account holder: MagyarországiKovácsmívesCéh
IBAN: HU84 6570 0093 1014 2783 0000 0000
Bank:TakarékbankZrt., 2096 ÜrömFőtér 1.

Please click here for registration

If you have any questions or need more information please feel free to send an email to

Head of the Hungarian Blacksmith Guild

Szentendre képei
Miskolc-Felsőhámor-Újmassa képei
Aszód képei
Mauerbach képei