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personal shops

Below is a list of individual shops that have signed on to the SIBs code of conduct and are committed to building a supportive, equitable, and inclusive community .  

If you would like your shop to be on this list, just click the button take a look at the code of conduct, and sign on! 

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Leah Aripotch Studios

Oakland California

Hand forged and welded metal sculptures by Leah Aripotch (she/her).

Dr. Mekah Gordon (she/her)

Santa Fe New Mexico

Gold & Silversmith-Metalsmith Studio & Educational Center


Houston Texas

The work of metalsmith Younha Jung (she/her)

Guns to Gardens Metro Denver

Denver, Colorado

"A grassroots community of faith working to reduce gun violence in the Denver Metro area by dismantling guns & forging the parts into life-giving tools"

Warfire forge

Sylva, North Carolina

The personal shop and work of Brock Martin (he/him)

Spitfire Forge

Lund, Sweeden

"Christina Sporrong [she/her/they] is an artist and metal sculptor recently based out of Lund, Sweden. Her roots are global, but she calls Taos and Sweden her homes. She lived in the high mountain desert of Taos, NM, most of her life where she established Spitfire Forge, a commercial blacksmithing and fabrication shop in 1996. She has been teaching national and local welding and blacksmithing workshops as a means to empower women and to de-mystify the process of working with metal."

This Is What We Do

West coast of Ireland

The shop and personal work of Sam Gleeson (he/him), bladesmith and knifemaker.

Sarah Fetterman Studios

Seattle Washington

The personal work of Sarah Fetterman (she/her). She works in many mediums, including metal.

Nick Rossi Knives

Vassalboro, Maine

The personal shop and work of Nick Rossi (he/him). "Nick now operates Nick Rossi Knives full time out of his studio in Vassalboro, where he creates dynamic, one-of-a-kind cutlery. Nick’s work is most influenced by Japanese, Southeast Asian and Scandinavian design as well as architecture, fine art and nature... Nick teaches workshops and gives demonstrations all over the country."

Iron Maiden Forge

Wilmington Delaware

The personal shop and work of Ellen Durkan (she/her). " I create wearable “ Forged Fashion” art that I present through a performance runway show in addition to my large scale drawings. I teach blacksmithing classes during the summer at different craft centers, check out my travel schedule, maybe I'll be in your area!"

Quail Bell Press & Productions

Brooklyn New York

A small arts and publishing company run by Christine Stoddard (she/her).


Cleveland Ohio

A jewelry and metal fabrication business run by Kristi Kloss (she/her)

Pete Gierzynski

The personal workshop of Pete Gierzynski (he/him)

United Trans Creatives


Jamaican LGBTQIA+ creatives breaking barriers in Fashion, Activism and Social Justice.

Manuka Forge Inc

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

At Manuka Forge Artist Blacksmith John Monteath (he/him) "has created bespoke architectural ironwork since 1996. ... He designs individual, highly customized, hand crafted wrought iron pieces using an ancient tradition to create exclusive works of art for your home."

Forge and Nail

Sedro-Woolley Washington

Personal shop of Silas Maddox (he/him).

Fairlee Forge

Chestertown Maryland

The personal shop of Breon Gilleran (she/her).

Liberation Tools

North Carolina

An organization that makes hand-forged tools that are freely distributed to farmers of color. The tools are also available for sale to support the organization.

Juniper Bay Metals

Raleigh North Carolina

Juniper Bay Metals is the work of metalsmith Staci Sawyer Phebus (she/her).

Flygirl Iron

Cerrillos New Mexico

A shop run by Christin Boyd (she/her) and offering custom hand forged iron.

The Blacksmith Shop

Seattle Washington

The Blacksmith Shop is run by Tabasco Mills (he/him). "Using old world blacksmithing techniques for modern day applications we create metal art that is beautiful, functional and one-of-a-kind. The shop creates one of a kind pieces as well as a wide range of product which is available for retail and wholesale."

Old Door Forge

Brown Summit, North Carolina

The work of Gilliam Hill (he/him). "Old Door Forge creates custom iron works, and is veteran owned and operated."

Wild Vitality

Bellingham Washington

A "Small herbal apothecary and blacksmith" run by Grace Douglas (she/her)

Bear Iron

Cottage Grove, Oregon

The personal shop and work of Elena Little (she/her).

Christopher Liu


A contemporary artist and metalsmith

Sound Idea Fabrication and Design

Mars Hill North Carolina

"Hi. I’m Jen Kuttler [she/her], owner of Sound Idea Fabrication & Design where I offer unique metal creations as custom projects for homeowners, retailers, architects, and builders. Some of our projects include signs, gates, railings, bookshelves, furniture and home accessories... Sound Idea Fabrication & Design is a female owned and operated small business that takes pride in our ability to offer clean and attractive finished products. The work that we provide is paired with exceptional and personalized customer service."

Margaret Jacobs Art

Salem New York

"Margaret Jacobs [she/her], akwesasne mohawk, is a metalsmith known for her steel sculpture and powder coated jewelry. her work explores the tension and harmony between natural and man-made, often intermingling unexpected and contradicting materials to explore those relationships."

The British Blacksmith

Syracuse, New York

The personal shop of Mark Teece (he/him). "I came to America about 25 years ago from Britain and I am an artist blacksmith. I use traditional blacksmithing methods as well as modern techniques to form unique pieces of functional art. I teach small classes where you will get individual attention and be able to forge your own items. From simple hooks to complicated multi-piece forgings, I am happy to help you get to your dream projects. My introductory courses are three hours long and it’s all about having a good time and making something to take home and show your family and friends."

Hertic blacksmith and metal fabrication

Ghana, West Africa

The personal shop and work of Isaac Agyei Mensah (he/him). Isaac is a second generation blacksmith taught by his father.

Carla Hall Metal Design

West Oakland California, North Carolina

The shop and work of Carla Hall (she/her). She "is professional metalworker and arts educator. Her utilitarian work merges Japanese and Arts and Crafts style with creative joinery and visible connections. Carla has a deep investment in the education of metalworking and the industrial arts, promoting the continuation of technical skills as well as design and building." She spends most of her time in industrial West Oakland and Northern California, but frequents central North Carolina to stay connected with her family.

Eric von Aschwege Flintlocks

18th century arms restoration by Eric von Aschwege (he/him).

Iggy's Forge

Taos New Mexico

The personal shop of Sierra Hardy (she/her).

The Original International Blacksmithing


An international facebook group. Signed on to the COC by admin Stuart Geisler (he/him).

Becca Cerra LLC

Minneapolis Minnesota

Becca Cerra (she/her) LLC provides one-of-a-kind creations that combine traditional craft practices with contemporary art-making approaches to imagine something truly unique and memorable.

Clay and Steel

Richmond California

The custom blacksmith shop of Celeste Flores (she/her).

Iron Rhino Forge

Mesa Arizona

A shop run by Avi Goodman (he/him). Avi also offers classes in traditional smithing.

Appalachian Ironworks L.L.C.

Marshall North Carolina

A shop run by Brian Leonard (he/him).

Coopers Forge

San Antonio Texas

Personal shop of Charles Cooper(he/him). Charles also hosts classes at his shop.

Broken Tooth Forge LLC

Richmond Virginia

Personal shop of Drew Reynolds (he/him).

Aaron Creative Company

Tempe Arizona.

Personal shop of Matthew Aaron (he/him).

Dana St. Amand Co

Burbank California

Dana (she/her) is an artisan blacksmith and bladesmith located in Los Angeles California.

Artificer's Anvil

Brisbane, Australia

The work of Alex Wixted (he/him/they).

Black Birds Roost/Ptarmigan Ptools

Duluth Minnesota

"Hi, I’m Amir [he/they] and welcome to the roost – my little place to share my ideas, experiences, and experiments. I’ve been a park ranger, guide, and outfitter and now I’m using my experience to increase the representation of minorities by addressing the barriers that hold us back."

Hammerstar Forge

Eugene Oregon

The personal shop and work of Steven McAllister (he/him).

Black Queer Magic

New York

The work of Vanessa Miller (she/they) " I’m the sole metalsmith behind BlackQueerMagic (BQMNY). I’m a self taught artist that started creating in 2016 when I was 23. I’m also a Jamaican immigrant, survivor, spiritual woman, therapist, clinical researcher, & plant zaddy."

Seventh and Division, LLC

Richmond Virginia

The custom fabrication shop of Frank Verga (he/him). Frank specializes in restoring and fabricating fine ornamental ironwork.

Organic Iron Concepts

Kansas City Missouri

The personal shop of George Rousis (he/him).

Metalic Art

Castlegar BC Canada

The shop and work of Lisa Huth (she/her). "Lisa was born and raised in Kelowna BC Canada. After she graduated from high school she worked at a local metal fabrication shop where she remained for four years. She gained a great deal of skill and knowledge from that experience but wanted more. She then went to Okanagan College and took her welding “C” and “B” tickets. She also took instruction under Master Blacksmith Joe Delisimunivic in Vernon. Lisa immediately loved the creative options that blacksmithing provided. After going through Community Futures, Lisa opened Metalic Art for business in 2003 and has been busy hammering custom projects ever since!"

Medusa Metalwork

Overland Park, Kansas

The personal shop and work of Chelsea Brimer (she/her).

Alexander Brothers LLC

Timberville Virginia

A blacksmith shop, lumber yard, and leather studio located in Timberville Virginia. "We strive to make the beauty of fine craftsmanship accessible to everyone. Sharing knowledge, skills, and encouragement with everyone inviting them to both craft and treasure the crafted." The Alexander brothers also host the Virgina Maker Swap where "Hundreds of crafts people gather around to buy, sell and trade tools and materials.
Woodworking, Blacksmithing, leather Working and more. Come out and connect with some of Virginia’s best crafts people."

Ash's Metal


The personal shop of Ashmon (he/him/his).

Emily Bruno

Tallahassee Florida

Emily (she/her) is signing on behalf of the Guns to Gardens chapter in Tallahassee.

Austin Metal Collective

Austin Texas

The work of Kye Flannery (they/thry), a chaplain and metal sculptor.

Semicolon Craft and Forgeworks

Fairfax county Virginia

A school and shop run by Sean Crane (he/him). "We provide a safe and knowledgeable space to learn and practice the craft of blacksmithing."

Southpaw Blacksmith

Worcester Massachusetts

Personal shop of Max Gilbraith (he/him).

Heather Beck Designs

Easthampton Massachusetts

A fine jewelry shop run by Heather Beck (she/her). This shop also offers classes.

Empath Art

The personal work and activism of artist Isabella Valente (she/her).

Jeffers Forge

North Bend Washington

Personal shop of Kennon Jeffers (he/him).

Fever Dream Forge

Personal shop of Haley Pope (she/her)

Hummingbird Metal Arts

Toronto British Columbia, Canada

This shop is run by Toby Druce (he/him).

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