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 to take a look at the code of conduct, and sign on!
Forged by Thor
New Gloucester, Maine, USA
The personal shop of Tony Stanley (he/him). "...I enjoy creating useful everyday items. Whether it’s a coat hook, fire poker, or plant hanger, I’m creating something that’s functional...For me, knowing what I make has a purpose and will be used every day gives me a sense of pride."
"We are a sharpening service and culinary knife and kitchenware shop in Portland, Maine. In our shop you'll find a handpicked selection of our favorite culinary knives from around the world. With a focus on sourcing quality steels produced on a small scale, we carry knives for all skill levels and budgets. We also work with craftspeople all over the world to feature the highest quality kitchen tools and accessories we can find."
Black Birds Roost/Ptarmigan Ptools
"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."
"Nicholas K. Downing (he/him/his) is a full-time blacksmith and jeweler...He makes everything from simple wall hooks and bottle openers to kitchen utensils, fine wood working tools, knives, and decorative work like hardware, gates and sculpture." (not currently available for lessons, classes or in-person meetings)
Nate Weiss Metalsmith LLC
Nate Weiss (he/him/his) "is a seasoned professional metalsmith with a broad range of experience - from architectural ironwork to goldsmithing...[his] aim is to create distinctive, one-of-a-kind pieces that are intended to be used, cherished, and handed down."
The personal work of Sophie Glenn (she/her) "Sophie is a metalworker and furniture maker currently based in Reading, PA. She makes classic furniture designs recreated out of steel to give voice to women in both the woodworking and metal fields, and she utilizes steel in the making of her work to explicitly expand upon the materials that are considered to be part of the fine furniture making field."
DeWall’s Forge LLC
Big Rapids Michigan
DeWall's Forge is a multi faceted company which seeks to advance fine craftsmanship and art. From blacksmithing to woodworking, leather-craft, painting, woodburning, pottery and beyond, DeWall's Forge creates customized projects, restores old pieces, and makes beautiful works of art.
Mark Gilsdorf-artist blacksmith
Personal shop of Mark Gilsdorf (he/him). "I caught the "metal bug" in 2007 in a metal sculpture class at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Since then my obsession with transforming iron into lively, useful artwork has only deepened. In 2013 I started taking on more commission work and wandering down the path of working fulltime as an Artist-Blacksmith."
Simi Valley, California
"Adam’s Forge is breathing life into an ancient craft. The preservation of this universal craft continues to unite people at Adam’s Forge, which maintains a safe and supportive workspace in Simi Valley for people of diverse cultures, races, and religions, regardless of their age-level, gender identities, sexual preferences, economic or social backgrounds, formal or informal schooling.
The Blacksmith Shop
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."