Jamie Gier is Goshen Twp. Historical Society's resident blacksmith and the founder of the GTHS School of Blacksmithing. Jamie built our original timber frame shop for blacksmithing demos. Jamie still offers his expertise, but now also manages our course schedule, continuous improvements to the school's equipment and environment, and creating tools and gifts for sale to support GTHS events.
In 2020, Jamie was honored with the Clermont County Chamber of Commerce Salute to Leaders Award.
Under Jamie's management, the GTHS School of Blacksmithing attracts top instructors and students from across the US - and beyond.
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Best known for his wonderful hand made knives, tomahawks, and accoutrements, Joe Seabolt of Goshen, Ohio has been
blacksmithing for over 25 years. He began his blacksmithing and knife making career at Historic Manskers station in Goodlettsville, Tennessee where he worked at the forge under the guidance of Steve Marshall. He later became a frequent attendee at many of the classes offered by Kentucky's famous House Brothers; coming "full circle", he currently joins the House Brothers as a guest instructor at their knife making classes in Woodbury , Kentucky and at Canter's Cave.
A frequent demonstrator at various events and historic sites, Joe has been immersed in the culture of 18th century trekking and reenacting for most of his adult life. He is a life member of the National Rifle Association and has qualified for several of their instructor certifications. He is a member of the N.M.L.R.A., the C.L.A. and the American Bladesmith Society. His work is highly sought by reenactors, outdoorsmen, and collectors.
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Christ Centered Ironworks is owned and operated by artist blacksmith Roy Adams in Harrisville, Michigan. Roy has been forging since 2008. The business was formally opened in 2012 in Dayton, Ohio, after Roy was in a car accident that ended his full-time career in HVAC. As he recovered from his accident, he turned to his skills in blacksmithing to support his family. Roy said, “I was able to work at my own pace, and have the fulfillment I desired from working with my hands.” In 2019, Christ Centered Ironworks moved to northern Michigan.
Roy says, “I believe that God has gifted me to work with my hands, and I want to return the glory to Him”. Christ Centered Ironworks' mission is to educate people about blacksmithing and to treat people in a manner that Jesus would find pleasing. The company is a product of Roy's two passions- Jesus Christ and blacksmithing, and combining them in a relevant business approach.
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Frank House is one of the leading Artists of the Longrifle Culture. Born December 16, 1959 Frank grew up watching his older brother Hershel create amazing pieces of art. Starting as early as 1975, Frank began making knives and turnings on the wood lathe. In 1988 Frank took the step to dedicate himself full time to the Art of the American Frontier and, along with his wife Lally, herself an internationally renown artist, spends his time creating. To learn more about Frank and Lally, Google "Frank and Lally House." There are numerous articles including several on their expansive work with Hollywood, significant artworks, restorations, podcasts, and other interesting tidbits.
Start here by listening to an interesting podcast "A Conversation with Frank House" from our friends at ILoveMuzzleLoading.com.
Virginia native Elmer Roush has been a blacksmith since 1975, and has devoted himself to the art full-time since 1985. Previous careers included fifteen years spent working in a coalmine in southwest Virginia (both above and below ground), but Roush concluded that he would “rather burn coal than mine it.” Roush learned his smithing skills in Virginia, and also spent time studying with master blacksmith Vaslav Jaros in the Czech Republic. Now a master himself, he has traveled around the world teaching, including to Ireland and Australia. Closer to home, he is a past artist-resident at the John C. Campbell Folk School. Roush’s work is highly varied. He makes railings and old-fashioned sign brackets, architectural hardware (exact reproductions and creative variants of antique joints, brackets, nails, etc.), and deconstruction tools for use in taking apart old buildings without damaging the wood. He makes liturgical pieces, including altars and candleholders. He makes a wide variety of tools based on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century models, exact replicas as well as creative pieces drawn from the form of antique tools but modified to the user’s preferences. Roush makes his own tools for use in his forge. Finally, in a highly localized trade, Roush creates basketmakers’ tools, including froes, spoke weights, and rapping irons, which are used by local basketmakers. Elmer Roush’s work is available through Metcalfe-Roush Forge in Brasstown.
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