Stories from our students!

Wendy Bever

I recently had the opportunity to spend a day at the Cowboy Forge to create a steel rose! I had such a great time! Steve’s skills as an instructor are awesome! He displayed such patience and tolerance as I made my way through the steps necessary to fabricate a flower from a sheet of flat […]


Have taken a handful of classes from Steve and every single one has been awesome! Steve is so patience, kind and an incredible teacher. I can not put into words how much I enjoy taking classes out at The Cowboy Forge. Before my first class I had never done any kind of Blacksmithing, Steve made […]


Had a great time this past Friday and Saturday at beginning blacksmithing class. I learned a lot, making some forging tools and a couple of fun things (a bottle opener and small knife blade). Steve is a great guy and an excellent teacher. He is kind and generous with his time. I am looking to […]

Greg Thues

Steve Williams taught me everything I know about Blacksmithing. I began taking lessons with him in 2012 and was lucky enough to continue doing so up until 2016 when I moved and started my own shop. During my time at the Cowboy Forge, I created numerous tools, lamps, and other furniture. All thanks to the […]

Lora Cardarelli

I have been taking classes from Steve for about 5 years. What a great guy and a wonderful teacher. He is patient, kind and very knowledgeable. I would encourage anyone who is interested in metal work to take his class, he is the best around!!

Terry gillespir

I recently finished a six day blacksmith class from well known school. I decideded at last minute to take a two day class with Steve to increase my skill level. What a difference! I can unequivocaly say I learned more from Steve in two days than I did at the previous school in six. His […]


Blacksmithing, is truly an artform, its filled with challenge, beauty, and constant learning. Thats what makes it so easy to love, andif you have the drive to learn this ancient art that his been with us for thousands of years, I think Steve is a pretty darn good teacher to set you on the path, […]

Carol & Liz

It was initially a little intimidating to work with the forge and all the new tools, but Steve is an excellent teacher who provided just the right amount of coaching provided with his easy going sense of humor. Before I knew it I had actually created something beautiful on the forge and the time just […]

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