Friday, April 25

Finding A Blacksmithing Class Just Got Easier

After hours scouring the web and entering data, my dream of creating a clickable map of blacksmiths and schools offering classes in the U.S. is now a reality.

It's easy to use. Just click on the state you want and you will be taken to a page with a list of schools in that state. (Clicking on the image below will take you to the Blacksmith Schools page with the map. You can also use the Page Tab at the top right.)


Each state's list is a living document reflecting current information. As you're browsing, if you know of a school or blacksmith offering classes and they aren't listed, leave me a comment. I'll add the information.

This interactive map is part of an ongoing effort to provide valuable tools and information for people interested in blacksmithing. If there's something you've been searching for that you're not finding, let me know. I'd be happy to find a solution. 

Enjoy the map and, as always, thanks for reading!

35 comments:

  1. Hi there, I was wondering if you could add me to your map. Mark Emig- Emig's Ornamental Ironwork, 431 Dug Hill Road, Hurley, New York 12443 845-338-4559 smithingman@aol.com

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    1. I'd be happy to, Mark. Thanks for passing your info along.

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  2. The Maine button isn't working. I'd like to be sure I'm on your list - and others as well...
    wilsonforge@gmail.com, Little Deer Isle, ME 04650 207348-6871

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    1. Hi Doug. Thanks for catching that. I'm working on fixing it right now. I'll follow up when it's working.

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    2. Maine should be working now. I added your info to the list. Thanks again.

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    3. Great idea!! I teach blacksmithing classes the past five years at this school in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, in Mineral Point, WI their website www.shakeragalley.com . They offer several blacksmithing classes and Metals classes from April through October.. Could you put them on the map??? Greatly appreciated!!! bob

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  3. Can you add me too? Mark just turned me on to this!

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  4. Nearly forgot.
    Wind Chapman
    Flute's Forge Blacksmith Shop
    47 Bull Creek West
    Dahlonega, GA 30533
    706-202-3630

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    1. Hey Wind. Thanks for the info! You've been added to the Georgia page. I also put in a link to your Flute's Forge Facebook page. Let me know if there's a better website to point people to.

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  5. Jeremiah young century village blacksmith shop Grove City, ohio. Basic to intermediate, fundamentals to item specific instruction. Affordable weekend classes open to all skill levels. Contact grove city parks and rec at 614-277-3050

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    1. It's been added to Ohio's page. Thanks for the tip!

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  6. Could you make one just for blacksmiths in general? I could advertise it on Facebook. About half of my friends on there are Smiths.

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    1. Hi Mark. That's a great idea. Are you thinking it would mostly be a way to network or do you have other ideas?

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    2. That is exactly what I am thinking. I have moved a lot this past year and I am always on the lookout for other smiths. I think it should be just contact info. many smiths have been robbed lately and we can't be too safe!

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    3. I like the idea. I'll look into setting something up to gauge interest and possibly creating a contact form to gather the info.

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  7. Old Moneta Ironworks
    13096 S.Old Moneta Rd.
    Moneta VA 24121
    Chris Lynch - Blacksmith
    Beginners and intermediate available by appointment.
    Phone ( 540 ) - 296 - 0565
    Oldmonetaironworks@gmail.com
    Facebook @ oldmonetaironworks

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    1. Hey Chris. Thanks for the information! It's been added to the Virginia page.

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  8. I am one of the 1850’s Blacksmiths in Old Town San Diego State Park. Everyday we get asked where can I learn how to be a blacksmith near where I live? This is great information to pass along; do you have something like a post/business card that we could pass out? If not I will put you web info out there.

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    1. Hi Pat. It's great to hear from you and I'm happy to hear people are so interested in giving blacksmithing a shot. I don't have a physical card to hand out, but you can definitely send people to the site.

      If they forget the web address they can always type "diy blacksmithing" in search, too. It should show up at the top of the page. Thanks!

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  9. I teach blacksmith work in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. Here is a link to my website: www.snakecreekforgellc.com Thank you in advance for adding me to your list

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    1. Thanks Stuart! I added your information to the Pennsylvania page with a note about your offerings for New York and New Jersey. Cheers

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  10. Great idea!! I teach blacksmithing classes the past five years at this school in Mineral Point, Wisconsin. Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts, in Mineral Point, WI their website www.shakeragalley.com . They offer several blacksmithing classes and Metals classes from April through October.. Could you put them on the map??? Greatly appreciated!!! bob

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    1. Thanks for the info Bob! Shake Rag Alley has been added to the Wisconsin page.

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  11. For the state of Maryland, Blacksmith Guild of Central MD. Please add our URL: www.bgcmonline.net. When classes are scheduled, they are added to the web page. Thank you

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    1. Hi D-ski. The Guild's information is available on the Maryland page. Thanks!

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  12. Please add the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro, NC.
    They are starting up their Blacksmith Classes and rent their shop out by the hour also.
    They have a glass shop, etc.. also.. They are running totally off of methane produced by the old landfil.. It is kind of unique. The shop is nice..
    http://www.jcgep.org/classes.php#.VGoEvMlNeD8
    The guy who runs it is super nice, and needs a little help getting the word out.

    Thanks..

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    1. Running solely on landfill methane. That's awesome. I'll get it up on North Carolina's page here shortly. Thanks for the info Mark!

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  13. Hi could you please add me to your list.
    Adlai Stein
    421 W State Columbus, Ohio 43119
    614-370-6228
    Www.columbusideafoundry.com

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    1. Hi Adlai. Thanks for the information! I put up contact info for the Columbus Idea Foundry on the Ohio page a few days ago, but I can add your name and the phone number to it. Cheers.

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    2. Thanks Terran. I appreciate it. I'm the blacksmith instructor there but we do and teach so much more like wood working 3D printing laser cutting and more.
      We are currently listed as largest maker space in the world.
      thank you again

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    3. You bet! I started looking around the site a little bit. That's an amazing amount of talent under one roof.

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    4. It's really the most amazing place with the most amazingly smart and talented people I've ever met.
      if you ever get to Columbus I'll be happy to give you a tour.

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    5. That would be awesome. I'd definitely be into that when I'm back home in southern Indiana sometime.

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  14. circle cp blacksmithingJanuary 16, 2015

    Circle cp blacksmithing
    110 e 5th st
    Adrian mo. 64720
    Circlecpblacksmithing@gmail.com

    5 hour beginner class one on one sundays and mondays $100

    Advance classes available as are hammer and tong classes

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    1. Thanks for the info! I'll have it up on the Missouri page shortly.

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