Student Testimonial

An incredibly skilled artisan and a natural teacher

glowing iron rod

Tim is an incredibly skilled Artisan and a natural teacher who finds great satisfaction in the success of his students. The beautiful and quiet setting at Old West Forge is a place I can’t wait to return to each class. I am so thrilled to take home a piece of ironwork that I created under Tim’s direction and show it off to my family and friends. At the end of each class, I return home after a long weekend of hard work, with a new set of tools, skills, memories, and friendships that last. I am very much looking forward to continuing through the entire course of study with Tim and would encourage anyone who has ever had an interest in blacksmithing to take the time to learn a new skill and have a wonderful time doing it.

—Matt Gibson
Arlington, WA

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