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Do you have a website?
In what province are you?
Do you consider yourself a professional, student or emerging artist. Are you a gallery, school, organization or guild?
Professional, School
In what area of the metal arts do you work?
metalsmith, sculptor, blacksmith
Tell us about your education.
Engineer from University of Waterloo. Primarily self taught in blacksmithing and with attend many conferences in USA and Canada.
Share some of your career highlights or goals.
Teaching is a highlight when the students "Catch On" to what is possible with the hot steel. How it can be manipulated with very basic tools to create unique forms.

David Robertson Artist Blacksmith

I stumbled on Metal Arts Guild by accident and am thrilled to be able to participate in this community. I have been an artist blacksmith for over 20 years now and make my living from my shop 3 hours north west of Toronto in picturesque Bruce County.

I devote a large part of my time to helping the blacksmithing community by teaching courses and supplying equipment. There are many articles on my website Ontario Artist Blacksmith that deals with metal work and smithing.

If on the other hand you are interested in courses I would suggest that you take a look at my Blacksmithing Courses Page. Although I have done some jewellry work in the past, most of my work is on a larger scale. The techniques are directly transferable, just a different scale.

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Caniron VIII Reminder

Just a very quick reminder that Caniron is coming up in just a couple of weeks in Fergus, Ontario. I have been asked to demonstrate on the Saturday morning. "Beyond The Basics of Blacksmithing"


It is shaping up to be a great show.

I hope to see you there.

For more information you can reach the main site through my Blacksmith Links page.


David Robertson



Posted on July 14, 2011 at 8:49am

6 days of teaching blacksmithing

Wow I just finished 6 days of teaching two back to back blacksmithing courses. The first one Organics and the second an Intermediate mostly concentrating on traditional joinery. We also through in a mini Dragon's head workshop.


Great students with excellent questions and a very high level of skills all around. For more information on the next lot of…


Posted on April 8, 2011 at 12:31pm

Gas Forge Plans

I just wanted to let any aspiring blacksmiths know about a set of plans I offer for making your own gas forge. Visit Gas Forge Plans

This forge is a great benefit when space is limited or you don't want to deal with the mess of coal. It is also quite economical to run using only about 2 lbs of propane an… Continue

Posted on February 27, 2011 at 9:00am

2011 Blacksmith Courses in Southern Ontario

New 2011 Blacksmith Course Calendar Now Up

Wow this has been a busy year at The Hammer and Tongs studio, with both small and large projects and a lot of teaching. This coming year 2011, I have booked 22 blacksmith courses that are already starting to fill up.

If you are interested in my current selection please visit Blacksmith Course in Ontario for schedule and more…


Posted on December 12, 2010 at 6:53am

2010 Blacksmithing Course Schedule Now Posted

I have had many inquiries for the new schedule for blacksmithing courses offered at my shop in Bruce County, Ontario. I have finally have had a chance to put the new schedule up and it can be found on the Blacksmith Classes page of my website.

These classes lead the student to working with forged steel to create small and medium sized pieces using traditional and modern forging techniques. Small class sizes of… Continue

Posted on November 25, 2009 at 7:22am

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