What to bring to your knife-making or blacksmithing class.
Please make sure long hair and loose clothing can be tied back.
You will need sturdy, closed toe shoes (leather is best as synthetic shoes and hot metal do not mix) and please wear jeans or heavy pants that go right down to cover your ankles.
This is important ! We recommend that boots or higher topped shoes will work best. This is to prevent hot sparks from slipping into your shoes.
If you have a piece of seasoned hardwood you would like to use for a knife handle please bring it, anything but rimu or pine could work.
Everything else is provided... including tea and coffee.
Need Supplies? Our Studio shops are open to the public.
Wellington is open Friday & Saturday 10am - 4pm
Christchurch is open Wednesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
All other times please email us for an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I enrol in a class?
A: You can simply click on the Enrol Now button next to the class you would like to join and follow the instructions. Any difficulties please email us at: .
Q: Can I buy a Gift Voucher to give to someone?
A: Certainly, send us an email and we can arrange it. Our vouchers last for 12 months from date of issue, we can make you one for any amount and the lucky recipient can book themselves into the class of their choice.
Q: How much will my class cost?
A: Classes vary in price and the price is listed in the class info. We require a $100 (for block classes) or $50 (for short courses) deposit to confirm your enrollment. We cannot hold places for students who have not made a deposit as our classes are too small and some of them fill up quickly.
Q: Can I make something outside the brief for my level?
A: Absolutely, but we do like to start everyone off in the same way with the same practice project. Our tutors will make sure your design isn't outside your capabilities to avoid disapointment.
Q: What if I enrol and then change my mind?
A: Just let us know and we will remove you from the list.
Q: What if I've already paid my deposit?
A: The deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable to another class, again because our classes are so small. Please read our Terms and Conditions carefully.
Q: What happens if I miss a class?
A: Our tutors are great at catching students up on anything they have missed. We will not offer an extra class or refund on missed classes.
Q: Can my child take a class?
A: Currently we've only got adult classes running, but kids over the age of 12 or so do pretty well in our jewellery classes and over 14 or so in the knife making or blacksmithing classes. Any person under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian take the class alongside them, this is part of our Worksafe Policy.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR WORKSPACE CLASSES:
As our classes are so small we cannot hold places for pencil bookings. Once you have paid your deposit we will confirm your enrolment. This is a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit.
The balance of course fees must be paid at or before the first class.
The deposit can be made here on the website with a credit card or PayPal account, or deposited directly into our bank account which is:
Workspace Studios Ltd
38 9007 0848101 00
or by visiting us and paying by eftpos, credit card or cash
Please let us know if you intend to visit the studio.
Workspace will not make up classes if a student misses one or more for any reason.
Students must follow all health and safety guidelines and all safety instructions from the tutors at all times.
Workspace reserves the right to cancel or postpone a class if we have less than 5 students enrolled.
By enrolling in our classes you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.