Above photos by Ed DeWitt


Please remember to wear proper clothing!

Absolutely NO open toed shoes are allowed in the shop (boots are best, but tennis shoes work).

Long pants and clothing that is of natural fiber (cotton) are strongly suggested. You WILL get dirty.

Safety glasses/gloves are provided, but it is strongly suggested you bring ones that fit your hands/face. Safety glasses must BE WORN AT ALL TIMES while in the shop.

Bringing water/tea/etc is a good idea, as are snacks. Blacksmithing is a physically intense medium, so be prepared.

Bring a bag lunch, or purchase one from Penn Alps Restuarant which is across the parking lot.

blacksmith anvil  

Wrought Iron, Fine Art Jewelry, Contemporary Sculpture, Art, Classes


Workshops are in conjunction with Spruce Forest Artisan Village.






Throughout history a blacksmith was an integral part of a community, skilled at the trade and able to provide valuable services that ranged from repairing machinery to creating kitchen utensils. Now is your chance to be a part of the centuries old tradition of metalworking.

Classes will cover fundamental forging techniques with an emphasis on both design and technique. Participation is hands-on allowing participants the opportunity to complete their own hand-forged project.

Students will use both traditional and modern tools. The metal will be heated to over 2000 degrees, and then shaped on the anvil.

Blacksmith class sizes are limited to 2 people per class, so the curriculum can be catered to the students skill level and interests.

Blacksmithing classes are taught at Spruce Forest Artisan Village, located in Grantsville Maryland.





Classes Offered For 2017:

Taste of Blacksmithing

Garden Tools

Jewelry Tools

If you have 2 (or more) people interested in a class, you can email mike@medelmanart.com to schedule your own personal workshop.

To sign up, or ask a question about a class, please contact: mike@medelmanart.com

To Sign up for a class please fill out the Registration Form


* Denotes class is full



Mike Edelman is the resident Blacksmith at Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville, MD. He has over 17 years experience working with metals, has won numerous awards and exhibited work across the country. For more info, please visit: www.medelmanart.com.


candle holder
Intro Blacksmithing: Candle Holder

forged knife in workshop
Taste of Blacksmithing sample pieces.

sculpture class project
Intro Blacksmithing: Creature


garden tool class project
Intro Blacksmithing: Mini Trowel

sculpture class project
Intro Blacksmithing: Creature

workshop project
Intro Blacksmithing: Flower