About UCF

The Urban Crafts Foundation is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company based at Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor Education in Essex. Our fully equipped blacksmiths forge is designed so that we can efficiently teach and carry out commissioned work.

We offer classes to members of the public in blacksmithing, coppersmithing and other crafts that we try to keep affordable. These in turn allow us to run subsidised workshops with young people facing challenges that stop them from thriving in mainstream education. 

Since opening for business in 2017 we have taken our mobile forge to events including EMF Festival, the Waltham Forest Borough of Culture and London Harvest Festival and have facilitated hand-on workshops for hundreds of adults and children.

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