Custom Ironwork & Blacksmith Classes





Have you ever wanted to learn blacksmithing? Come try your hand at forging iron were you'll take your first crack on hammering hot metal.

3-Week Introductory

During this 3-week introductory session, you'll learn your way around a blacksmith shop and learn continued basics of shaping and joining.

FUll-Day Intensive

Join us for a full-day action-packed workshop that is a combination of all three introductory classes! 7 hrs of pure forging joy. Ahhh...

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About Us


CLEVELAND BLACKSMITHING, LLC is a full-service blacksmith shop offering a variety of classes, private lessons, group sessions, welding instruction, architectural ironwork and custom sculpture located in Cleveland's historic neighborhood of Ohio City. Run by husband and wife team Gavin and Brooke Lehman, with Gavin leading classes and commissioned ironwork and Brooke running marketing, retail, new product development, and general business affairs. 



CLEVELAND BLACKSMITHING will work with you to find the perfect decorative solution to your residential or commercial iron needs. We take commissions for custom architectural and sculptural ironwork all around town. Our products are almost exclusively custom made, privately commissioned ironworks ranging from front-porch railings to fireplace screens, doors, and tools to garden gates, iron tikis and party light poles.

In design and direction, our work is largely based upon exploring and harmonizing relationships, both philosophical and visual. A few select public shows are done from time to time in order to show current trends and experimental works and to sell limited runs of various designer home dΓ©cor and furniture.


learn to forge

Classes, Private Sessions, Groups, & Parties

Have you ever wanted to learn blacksmithing? Come try your hand at forging iron and learn your way around a blacksmith shop! You'll start by getting familiar with the tools and basics of hand-forging iron, and after that, we'll cover any topic you're interested in!  FRIENDS, SMALL GROUPS, AND PARTIES are always welcome. There are more than enough heat and hammers to go around! 




When Thomas came to us and wanted to film a mini-documentary in our shop we were honored, humbled, and ecstatic to play along and let him do what he does best. After we spent a few hours filming, Thomas took his footage home and went to work making magic happen.

After sending the video our way, Thomas said this:

"It was exactly what I needed to remind me what I loved about doing Artisans in the first place, but it also inspired me on how I could evolve it. How I can make it even better than the first set of videos."


visit us

Our Ohio City studio and showroom is conveniently located on Fulton Court, an alley just a 1/2 block north of Lorain off W 38th and Fulton Road. Visit our FAQ's for parking info and then look for the humongous anvil - you can't miss us!