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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Herschel, Frank and John House have over 96 years of combined experience crafting and building arms and related period artifacts. Most of their work has been widely published and has been featured in several movies. Recently, the House brothers teamed up to build an exquisite Kentucky longrifle completely from scratch - lock, stock and barrel. The rifle was raffled as a fundraiser titled "An American Tradition" for the Contemporary Longrifle Foundation. The Foundation's purpose is to raise funds to promote the art and history of the Contemporary Kentucky Longrifle and related arts through educational publications, museum exhibits, and grants; and to promote contemporary artists of the Longrifle Culture. You can read about this remarkable project at the CLA's web sites: www.longrifle.ws and www.housebrothersproject.com and view photos of this superb longrifle and the three of them at work on this gun, stage by stage. Hershel entered the trade full time in 1966, Frank in 1988 and John in 1989. Hershel's and Frank's work with longrifles and knives are legendary, but John has emerged as very fine bladesmith and gunsmith with his own distinctive style and flavor.
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