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List of Places to Learn Blacksmithing

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Adam Leventhal Memorial Museum and School
965 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91103-3010 . Email:
Website:  Programs include classes, public demonstrations and exhibitions

Allison's Wells School of Arts & Crafts Inc.
P. O. Box 924, Canton, MS 39046

Appalachian Center for Crafts
Route 3, Box 430
Smithville, TN 37166, (615) 597-6801

Arrowhead Forge
A working artist blacksmith shop operated by David W. Osmundsen in Buffalo, Wyoming at the base of the Big Horn Mountains. The one week class is offered monthly and is limited to two students. Each day is filled with demos and hands on experence for the begining blacksmith. Students will leave at the end of the week with a good understanding of many of the basic techniques including some heat treating, forge welding and power hammer work as well as several simple projects they completed. For more information about David Osmundsen and Arrowhead Forge visit or
e-mail me at

Arromount School of Arts & Crafts
P. O. Box 567
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(615) 436-5860 .

Augusta Heritage Center, Box Cn, Davis & Elkins College, West Virginia 26241-3996, (304) 636-1903

Bandy Blacksmith Shop, 321 N. Broadway, Grape Day Park, Escondido, CA 92025. Internet URL:

Bear Mountain Outdoor School, Hightown, VA 24444, (703) 468-2700

Brookfield Craft Center, P. O. Box 122, Route 25, Brookfield, CT 06804, (203) 775-4526

Blacksmith Guild of Central Maryland, Inc., P. O. Box 592, Westminster, MD 21158-0592.  Weekend classes at the Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster, Maryland. Classes from beginning blacksmithing to a number of intermediate level topics. 

John C. Campbell Folk School, One Folk School Road, Brasstown, NC 28902, (704) 837-2775, 1-800-FOLK-SCH (800-365-5724), Fax: (704) 837-8637, Web Site:

Camp Verde School of Blacksmithing, HC 75 Box 1598, Camp Verde, AZ 86322, (602) 567-3681

Cape Cod School of Blacksmithing, 13 Captain Doane Way, Orleans, MA 02536, (508)240-7661

Cedar Lakes Craft Center, Ripley, West Virginia 25271, (304) 372-7873

Center for Creative Studies, 201 East Kirby, Detroit, Michigan 48202, 800-952-ARTS

Chisham Forge, Box 82, Petaluma, CA 94953, (707) 765-9861

Colorado Rocky Mountain School, 1493 County Road 106, Carbondale, CO 81623 , (303) 963-2562

Connecticut School of Wrought Iron Design, Box 8116, Buckland Station, Manchester, CT 06040, (203) 646-8363

Conner Prairie Museum , 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038, (317) 776-6000

Custer Forge and Welding, 3128 Behme Road , Custer, WA 98240, 360-366-9149/360-366-4033

Escondido Adult Education
Escondido Historical Society offers classes in beginning and intermediate blacksmithing taught by blacksmith Phil Ewing at Heritage Walk Museum's replicated Bandy blacksmith shop in conjunction with Escondido Adult Education. Contact: Historical Societ for more information at: P. O. Box 263, Escondido, CA 92033. TEL: (760) 743-8207.

The Forgery School of Blacksmithing, Bob Gunter, 13 Tijeras, New Mexico 87059, (505) 281-8080

Forge & Anvil Metal Studio, Ltd., 30 King Street, Jacobs, Ontario N0B 2N0 , Canada, (519)664-3622

Gould Academy, P. O. Box 880, Bethel, ME 04217, (207) 824-2161

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, P. O. Box 518, Chisham Forge, Box 82, Petaluma, CA 94953 , (707) 765-9861

Haliburton School of the Arts, a part of Fleming College, in Northern Ontario, Canada. Offers a full-time artist blacksmithing program in the Village of Haliburton, on completion you receive an Artist Blacksmith cdertificate. Class is 14 weeks, September to December. Also Offer one week courses in July and August. Address: Hwy 118, Box 839, Haliburton, Ontario, Canada K0M 1S0.  Tel: 705-457-1680. E-Mail: Web Site:

Joseph Art School, Box 106, Joseph, Oregon 97846, 800-459-3605

Montgomery Community College, P. O. Box 787-S , Troy, NY 27371

McLellan Blacksmithing, 921 Lawton Avenue, Roseville, CA 95678, TEL: (916) 786-0560

Old Cowtown Museum, 1871 Sim Park Drive, Wichita, KS 67203, (316) 264-0671

Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA 01566, (508) 347-3362 Web Site: .

Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, 8245 SW Barnes Road, Portland, Oregon 97225, 503-297-5544

Penland School, Penland Road, Penland, NC 28765-0037, (704) 765-2359

Peters Valley Craft Center, 19 Kuhn Road, Leyton, NJ 07851, (201) 948-5200

Power Hammer School
The only school dedicated to power hammer use by the artist blacksmith. Morganton, NC.

Seven Eagles Education Center, 16486 Wapakoneta Road, Grand Rapids, OH 43522, TEL: (419) 832-0114

School of Bladesmithing, Texarkana College, 2500 N. Robinson Road, Texarkana, TX 75501, (903) 838-4541, Ext. 237

Shelbourne Craft School, Box 52, Shelbourne, Vermont 05482, 802-985-3648

The Ozark School of Blacksmithing, HC 87, Box 5780, Potosi, MO 63664. TEL: (573) 438-4725. E-Mail: Web Site:

The Village Blacksmith, Geronimo Bayard, 3739 Highway 138 W, Oakland, OR 97462 , TEL: (541) 459-2609

Tillers International, 5239 south 24th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 59002, TEL: (616) 344-3233

Touchstone Center for Crafts, R.D. 1 1, Box 60, Farmington, PA 15437

Turley Forge Blacksmithing School
The Granddaddy of blacksmithing schools.
Route 10 Box 88C
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 471-8608

University of Washington, Metal Design Program, School of Art DM-10, Seattle, WA 98195, TEL: (206) 543-6016

Western's School of Horseshoeing, 2801 W. Maryland Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85017. TEL: 602-242-2560. Contact: Edward Bawolek at They teach general blacksmithing and also sell coal.

The Worchester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road, Worchester, MA 01605, 508-753-8183


Forge and Anvil Metal Studio, 30 King Street, St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada N0B 2N0, TEL: (519) 664-3622

Malcolm Paine A.W.C.B., P. O. Box 757 , Busselton WA 6282 Australia, TEL: 097 551183

Saskatchewan Western Development Museum, Blacksmithing School, 2935 Melville Street, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7J 5A6, (306) 934-1400, FAX: (360) 934-4467

NGK "Nederlands Gilde van Kunstsmeden" Guild, P. O. Box 2600, 3430 GA Nieuwegen, The Netherlands. TEL: 0031 (0) 306053344. FAX: 0031 (0) 306053208. Contact Person: Mr. J. Ph. Jongeling. This is the Dutch Blacksmith Guild. They provide a blacksmith course. 

Cold Hanworth Forge, NR Welton, LINCOLNSHIRE LN2 3RE, England. Tel: +44 (0) 1673 866700. Email:, Web Site: Contact: Bob Oakes.  

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