Northwest Blacksmith Association

Blacksmith Schools

Bridgetown Forge

Bridgetown Forge
Phone: 503-804-1524
Location: 1812 North Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR, 97217
Bridgetown Forge has been established by its owner and operator, Arnon Kartmazov.  Arnon has spent 12 years in Japan, where he has apprenticed to a knife -maker, and then a sword-maker, prior to establishing his own smithy in the hills of Northen Kyoto. Arnon has arrived in Portland in 2000, and has been at the same location ever since.  He counts Uri Hofi of Israel as one of his main teachers, as well as Ashli Hiroshi of Japan. 

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Cascadia Center for Arts & Crafts

Blacksmithing, Visual Arts, Painting & Drawing, Photography, Fiber Arts, Glass, Jewelry

Cascadia Center For Arts & Crafts
P.O. Box 64
Government Camp, Oregon 97028

Cascadia Center for Arts & Crafts teaches the traditional crafts used during the WPA Era and in the construction of Timberline Lodge, as well as contemporary classes & workshops.  Some of the renovations on the Summit Campus will also be presented as workshops in small milling of timber, rock work and other trades.
Studio spaces include a 4 forge, blacksmithing shop located in one of  the historic buildings of the Summit Campus; The original Raven Studio building with glass studio, large overhead ventilation system, 2 large kilns, 2 smaller annealing kilns and 4 minor burners for torch work.  The Raven Studio has upper painting/ drawing and multi use space, as well as The Trillium Studios’ large flat screen for Digital Photography and class slide shows.
The natural scenic beauty of Mount Hood is a constant inspiration for both instructors and students.  Cascadia Center completes a circle of regional art centers located throughout the State of Oregon, showcasing the Cascade Mountain Environment and beautiful Mount Hood.  Our project respects the environment, history and traditions of WPA Crafts and Cascadian Architecture.

Clatsop Community College

1651 Lexington Avenue
Astoria, OR  97103
Phone: 503-325-0910
Toll Free 1-855-252-8767;

Blacksmithing classes are taught through the Historic Preservation Program

Clackamas Community College

19600 Molalla Avenue
Oregon City, Oregon 97045

Phone: 503-594-6000

Offering blacksmithing classes under the Welding Technology program.

Pratt Fine Arts Center

Pratt is the only facility in the Northwest where absolute beginners and established artists work side-by-side creating art. Affordable studios with unparalleled equipment offer artists of all ages, abilities and backgrounds with the opportunity to learn, experiment, and create.

Pratt Fine Arts Center
1902 South Main Street
Seattle, WA 98144

Phone: 206.328.2200
Fax: 206.328.1260


Hours of Operation:
Reception: 8:30 am – 10 pm
Studios: 9 am – 10 pm
Administration: 9 am – 5 pm (M-F)

Ballard Forge

Ballard Forge
5440 28th Ave. NW
Seattle, WA 98107

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Backwoods Blacksmith

Backwoods Blacksmith
Between Sutherlin and Elkton Oregon on Hwy 138.
Instructor and owner is Gene Bland
Beginning blacksmithing, tool making, organic and garden art.
Coal and gas forges, treadal hammer and power hammer. Plasma cutter, oxy/act, mig welder
All beginner blacksmith classes and tool making will be with coal.

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Thorne Metals Studio

Thorne Metals Studio
13751 Daybreak Ln
Anacortes, WA 98221
(360) 293 8257
Current classes are listed at:

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Studio 4 Forging Facility

Studio4 Forging Facility
Now in Yelm Washington

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Old West Forge

Old West Forge
PO BOX 2105
White Salmon, WA 98672
(509) 493-4418
For additional details contact Tim Middaugh:
Current classes are listed at

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Incandescent Ironworks Ltd.

Incandescent Ironworks Ltd.
Spokane, WA

Contact: Instructor Steve McGrew:

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