Find a friend!

Are you going to a blacksmithing event and want to see if other SIBlings will be there? Or are you looking for classes or a SIBs friendly shop to contact? Maybe you just want to find other blacksmiths in your area? Check out this page and see if there are any friends listed near you. Or scroll down to the bottom and enter yourself as a friend! 

Jerusalem Mill Village

Baltimore, MD

Chloe Greenwood

She/her

Howdy! I work as a museum blacksmith at Jerusalem Mill Village in Kingsville, MD, but my home is in Charm City! I forge historical replicas and trinkets for my museum. I can usually be found there every 4th and 5th Saturday of the month doing demos in historic garb. I am happy to help new blacksmiths establish themselves in the craft and the community!

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Presently based in Portland, Maine

Beth Holmberg

She/her (or anything not actively insulting...)

I'm one of the new National Curriculm Instructors, and just moved to Maine from the blacksmithing education cradle of California (where I taught for 18 years). I'm a queer woman, a science & history nerd, and I love teaching blacksmithing. I'll try to get future teaching gigs linked on here (if/when I remember...). Give me a shout if you're attending something in New England.

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Appalachian Ironworks LLC

Marshall, NC

Brian Leonard

He him/she her

I've been smithing for over 25 years and opened my shop in Jan 2009. During that time I also taught blacksmithing at ABTech community college, until covid hit. I just found out about this community and hope to become a part. Diversity in our trade, and educational opportunities for historically underrepresented people has long been a passion of mine.

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Chris Lucibella Artist Blacksmith

Denver, CO

Chris Lucibella

she/her

Hi I'm Chris! I'm a trans woman blacksmith/metalsmith/sculptor working out of my studio near Denver, Colorado. I spend my time working on commissions/architectural ironwork, sculpture, and jewelry. I also teach welding and blacksmithing classes, at the Denver Tool Library and at my studio. I'd love to hear from any other blacksmiths in the Denver area!

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Expressive Metals School of Blacksmithing

Berkeley Springs, WV

Randy McDaniel

he/him/his

Year-round blacksmithing classes, beginners through advanced.

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Illyria Metal Worx

Dargaville, Northland, NZ

Vess Martinovich

She/Her

Hi everyone, I'm a SIBling & I have a background in welding & am passionate about metal. I'm an amateur smith who prefers working with steel & copper, with a tendency for my work to have an organic feel. I'm fascinated by nature & the beautiful forms that she creates. I am slowly learning the craft & though I may not have much knowledge, my door is always open for any who wish to stop by or for those who would like to stop a while.

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Forged Elements

Honor, MI

Jami Tosto

she/her

Hi! I'm a trans lady smithing up in northern MI, outside Traverse City. My shop is focused on furniture, home decor, sculpture, and the uncategorizable. I teach classes and am always happy to give tours and chill hangs, so if you find yourself out this way please stop in!

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Madacsi Studios

Boise, Idaho

Susan Madacsi

She/Her Cat Lady

My work embraces bold color, abstract form, and an exploration of texture to reconsider the traditional treatment of steel. Typically, forged works are utilitarian and masculine. Tuning into my own intuition, I have veered away from these forms and aesthetics. I employ the same traditional techniques taught to me by masters and still create objects that reveal the organic nature of the material. My work breaches the conventional concepts of blacksmithing and my intention is to contribute and influence the craft with a neo-traditional approach to the practice.

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ABANA 2022

Denton County Fairgrounds, Texas

Lisa Geertsen

she/her

ABANA 2022! I'll be present at the conference and doing a demo in the educational/hands on area. Haven't gotten all the details worked out what day and what the demo will be yet, but if you are planning on going to the conference, I'll be there!! Come say hi! I'd love to meet new SIBlings in person (and all the good old friends I've known for a long time!)

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STL Forge & Farrier

Mt Airy Maryland

Sean Losee

He/Him

I’m a full time farrier, part time blacksmith. I am a member of the local Blacksmithing guild and farrier association, and spend lots of weekends demonstrating and volunteering for the craft.

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Rashelle's Forge

Portland Oregon

Rashelle Hams

she/her

Hi I'm Rashelle, Like some of the others listed I'm working on the CBA/national curriculum. I teach blacksmithing and bladesmithing. I've also been on both Forged in Fire and Knife or Death. I really like making tools and the tools to make tools. As well as historical. I have both my own shop in Portland Oregon where I do private lessons and make axes, hammers, and what not and I am currently sub contracting at the Anvil Academy in Newberg Oregon.

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Steel Crazy and Adam's Forge

Los Angeles, CA

Heather McLarty

She/her

I run my own shop, Steel Crazy, in a tipi in my back yard. I am also the board chair of a non-profit blacksmithing school and collective, Adam's Forge. We offer classes at different levels and for different interests. We also offer open forge time. Take a look at our website. If you have questions contact us or contact me directly.

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