EXCELLENCE AND PROFESSIONALISM
Trained at the best facilities in the world in both contemporary and traditional methods of metalsmithing our able-bodied craftsman create every product with skill and thoughtfulness. From using their skills to make custom tools to solve tricky problems to translating ideas into meaningful pieces of metalwork.
HIGH QUALITY HAND CRAFT
We strive for precision and accuracy in every project which is why every piece is hand crafted by our skilled blacksmiths. The process of forging each piece increases the strength and durability of the product, and allows for shapes otherwise not possible in metalwork. Thoughtful design and a unique hands on approach allow us to achieve a high quality solution to your every metal need.
CUSTOM AND UNIQUE
We specialize in creating forged metal objects that are custom fit to your needs, location, and wildest ideas. Each piece has a unique feel and look but always preforms its task.
About the Owner
Instructor / Blacksmith
Otto was born and raised in Estes Park, Colorado. He studied welding at Front Range Community College, a degree in Forged Architectural Ironwork at The American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, South Carolina, and attended the Artist Blacksmithing program at Hereford College of Arts in Herefordshire, England. His experience was honed with 5 to 8-month internships during the summers with James Makely at Living Design Studios forging and fabricating architectural details, DeSantis metal art creating colorful aluminum sculpture, Ann Vogt Jewelry learning the basics of silversmithing, and with David Norrie at David Norrie Studios designing and forging custom architectural pieces. He used his free time in Charleston to create a blacksmiths dream garage shop with Dakota Myers, while living in England he used breaks in classes to travel by train through 13 countries in Europe, visiting blacksmithing shops, learning, and working for a wide variety of smiths along the way. Finally landing back in Colorado as the Owner and full-time blacksmith at Innovation Forge and instructor at Forge with Intention Blacksmith school. In May 2022 Otto became a certified National Curriculum instructor, CBA instructor, and Level 3 Certification. He now teaches Blacksmithing nationally as well as producing custom forged metalwork.