Blacksmiths hammer away in new Glassell Park school

Photos courtesy Heather McLarty

Adam’s Forge, a school and cooperative devoted to the techniques and art of blacksmithing and metalworking, settled into a new home in Glassell Park earlier this year. Now, after settling into a former San Fernando Road metal plating factory that has been taken over by artists, Adam’s Forge is holding an open house on Saturday, May 12. Here’s what to expect:

Demonstrations of blacksmithing, team striking and foldforming will be ongoing in the forge. Throughout the afternoon and evening there will be demonstrations of wood turning and stone carving.  Food trucks in case you get hungry. Live music. There will be a gallery with fine examples of metal art, wood turning, stone carving and other industrial arts.

The new Glassell Park space is the fifth home for Adam’s Forge, which has operated out of the Pasadena Armory and the “back 40″ at Heritage Square in Montecito Heights, said Highland Park blacksmith Heather McLarty, who serves as president of the school.”The building is in the proper zoning so we can do what we want to do without worrying about neighbors.”


  1. THAT is awesome. I may not make the open house, but I am all over taking some classes. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Love it!!!!!!

  3. This looks fantastic!

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