I began smithing as a hobby in 2004, and have gone on to teach many people the joy of banging on hot steel to make a functional piece of art of their very own.


In addition to being a juried artist at Heartwood in SW Virginia,

I sell my work at local markets and galleries.


I invite interested students to come to my shop and get a hands-on taste of this traditional craft, and most of all, discover just how fun it is!

Buckeye Mountain Forge

Blacksmithing for Home and Garden

Cindy Cook

Blacksmith and owner of Buckeye Mountain Forge

Cindy in her blacksmith shop