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The craft of the blacksmith consists of the working or forging of hot iron, taking an unyielding, cold piece of metal and shaping it with the use of fire, hammer and anvil. Plain iron and steel are transformed into objects of beauty and function, limited only by one's imagination.
I began blacksmithing in 1983 fulfilling an interest that began in the 1950s while living on the farm. By 1989 my skills had progressed enough to prepare and teach a basic blacksmithing course. The courses are available every fall and winter at the Western Development Museum.
Dixon Forge began when demand for my ironwork expanded beyond our own household. I began doing some on-site demonstrations and started on the craft show circuit.
Joan's interest in blacksmithing took off with the first Artist-Blacksmiths' Association of North America (ABANA) conference we attended in 1994 and shortly after that she began working at the forge.
In addition to being the Canadian distributor for American Benders, we are pleased to announce our dealership with Sherline Products, of Vista, California.
Dixon Forge features a wide-ranging product line and we welcome commissions from clients.
Please browse our site and don't hesitate to contact us for more information. We look forward to chatting with you.