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.
CBA and Museum membership is required to work in our shop.
Students have access thru the museum bus and employee entrance
Drive on thru and park in the big lot by the school
The intro class is required for all first time students
Please see the intro class button for information
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.
Click on News button for coming events
Our intro classes are now full thru October 2019
Bob Cooper passed away Saturday April 27. Bob was one of the founders of the Orange County Blacksmith Guild
There will be a memorial Saturday June 8, at Placentia United Methodist Church on Valencia Ave. 10:30am
THE SHOP WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY JUNE 8
IN MEMORY OF BOB AND TO ALLOW US TO ATTEND THE SERVICE