Custom Ironwork & Blacksmith Classes



Beginners Blacksmithing
Come Try It!

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 in this 3 hour class.

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...


About Us


CLEVELAND BLACKSMITHING, LLC is a community learning blacksmith shop open to all those intersted in art, blacksmithing, and project building. Located in Cleveland's historic neighborhood of Ohio City, we offer a variety of blacksmith classes, private lessons, group sessions, welding instruction, commissioned architectural ironwork and custom sculpture. Run by husband and wife team Gavin and Brooke Lehman, Gavin leads classes and commissioned ironwork drawing on his education and 23 years of experience as a working artisan-blacksmith. While Brooke, a professional graphic designer and creative entrepreneur, is at the forefront of business affairs. Putting her 15 year design-driven career to use, she runs marketing, programming, development, and member services. She also welds and forges.

“It is our hope that by sharing the years of knowledge and experience gained through our own working careers, we can help others explore a new craft, grow their skill-set, gain confidence, achieve goals, and have a good time learning something new!”



We 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 and 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.


Blacksmiths are notorious for fixing the things others can’t. In a disposable world, it is easy to forget that many things can be mended. Before you give up on the olden and the broken items you treasure, see if we can provide you with a repair!


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!