The Village Blacksmith
6641 Gloucester Street
Gloucester , VA 23061
Phone: (804) 824-2631
- Metal Art
- classes in blacksmithing & welding
- Blacksmithing demonstrations
- Knife sharpening
- Metal Repair and welding service
- Welder Training
Hours of OperationM-TH 9AM-11AM
Our focus is to bring old world craftsmanship back to the local community and with it the appreciation of the above. Made By hand, made in America, made local with pride ~ quality ~ dedication.
We offer a never ending array of products and services:
Blacksmithing, bladesmithing, welding, fabrication and training in the above!
Hand forged ornamental iron: art hardware, reproductions, repair.
Restoration,re-purposing, up-cycling and salvage projects.
Welder training and qualifications, weld inspections AWS CWI/ CWE, Company training and consulting, weld repairs and custom fabrication.
Knife and blade sharpening, ornamental metal wall hangings and cutouts, Custom metal signs, displays, racks, storage systems. Personalized metal art.
We also seek to promote other artists in their mediums through consignments, events and advertising.
You see a problem, we see a solution!
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Mission StatementIt used to be in this country, the product spoke for itself, where quality and durability were the major selling points. Today, focus has shifted to price as the main selling point.
So, manufacturers ask: how can we make this item as cheap as possible with the least amount of material and lowest overhead?
Folks, I am so tired of of this mass produced, low quality, cheaply made... junk!
Yes, at the end of the day, through what I do, I may be incredibly tired, sore, and my hands may be blistered and burned but, I do it to pay tribute to those that came before us , that knew the great sacrifices that had to be made to build this great nation.
I do it for those that will never have to opportunity to do what I have done, whether their limiting factors be social, economic or physical. I owe it them to work to the best of my ability or I feel I am letting them down.
These are the driving forces behind The Village Blacksmith.