After 22 years teaching students at UBC’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, I can adapt training to organization and individual needs.I teach fabricating, blacksmithing, welding, tempering, threading and punching.  

Industry Training

I design hands-on blacksmith and fabrication training for organizations who want to upgrade their employees’ in-house industry skills.

If your business needs employees trained or their skills upgraded, first, I will meet with you to evaluate the situation. Second, once we agree to the objectives and content, I will design the training and present an overview and a quote for your approval.

I deliver training on the industry site when the business has the equipment and space for teaching.  As well, my shop can accommodate 2 people at a time for specialized personal attention and training. Metro Vancouver Regional District’s sewer division learned a great deal during their recent training. Contact me to schedule a conversation or a visit to your site.

Individual Training 

Would you like to learn blacksmithing, welding, threading or some other metal work skill? Do you have a project you need some hands-on help with?

You may want to create an artistic object or a tool for practical use. If you are already working on a project, you can send me a photo of your design or project. We’ll create a project appropriate for your level of expertise and figure out the right approach for you. Anything is possible.

We always begin with a safety orientation, and you’ll  need appropriate footwear. Otherwise, I provide everything else at my studio. I am insured to teach individuals for workshops up to a maximum of 2 people at a time in my shop.

The fee for private or semi-private classes is $120 per hour per student and does not include materials or consumables, which are additional costs. Please contact me to discuss and evaluate your needs at 604-910-6427 or email me at


Want to take LESSONS as a COUPLE? Ask me about it.