Orange County Blacksmith Guild
Heritage Museum of Orange County 3101 W Harvard St, Santa Ana, CA
This shop exists to pass along the craft of blacksmithing. Our objective with this class and everything else we do, is that you understand the basics of the craft and then, thru your learning process, gain as much knowledge as you can. Consequently, we are
not here to teach you how to make knives, spears, swords, axes, hatchets, arrow points or any other weapon you can think of. We are here to teach you a process that is over 4,000 years old and a process that, up until 40 years ago was a dying craft. When you have learned the basics, we welcome the opportunity to see your ability in weapons production, tool production or anything artistic.
Students have access thru the museum bus and employee entrance
Drive on thru and park in the big lot by the school
We are all volunteers, working to share our knowledge of blacksmithing.
We try to respond to e-mails as quickly as possible
Any person we determine to be working in an unsafe manor to themselves or others in the shop,
will be asked to leave and not permitted to return.
Brick forges survived
Our temp shop, but no class yet
We will remain closed until a new shop is built, and we can get properly equipped.
Donations to the shop can be made thru the museum web site, specify for blacksmith.