Charles Dickinson is a third generation Farrier and Blacksmith with over 40 years experience now working as an "Artist Blacksmith". Having served a seven year apprenticeship, he worked as a General and Agricultural Blacksmith and Farrier. He took over the Forge in Wragby, West Yorkshire from his father in the late 1960s.
Our family and business moved to Kent in 1995 and set up at Sandhurst Farm in Newnham. When he retired from shoeing horses, Charles had more time to express his artistic ability. Still using his traditional skills and tools, smokeless fuel coke fire and anvil, and after having produced some very high quality commissioned work, his ambition as he moves towards retirement is to try to give more time to his artistic side!! We're not sure he will ever completely retire!!
The Forge is open Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, and on Saturday morning between 9 and 12. We try to keep to our opening times, but because we live and work at Sandhurst Farm Forge and due to the nature of his work, Charlie will not always have the fire lit. If you would like to visit, it is always wise to phone before arriving especially if coming from a distance away.
The whole family are again taking part in:
East Kent Artists Open Houses 2021 Faversham Trail
All houses are open on weekends
9th/10th, 16th/17th and 23th/24th October 2021
11am - 5pm (unless stated)