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!
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."
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.
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."
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!"
Alexander Brothers LLC
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."
"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."
Nick Rossi Knives
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
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!"
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."