There is a certain romance about white-hot steel being hammered into a useful shape that no amount of modern technology will ever replace. Like turning a bag of coffee beans into a delicacy, the journeyman blacksmith can take a piece of high-carbon steel and turn it into a beautiful railing, knife or tool. This page is dedicated to these artists.
Wikipedia article on Blacksmithing
The Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America
Blacksmiths Association of Missouri (and surrounding areas)
Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association
The Guild of Metalsmiths
Houston Area Blacksmiths Association