Blackthorne Forge

Steve Bronstein at work at his forge in Vermont
Blackthorne Forge is owned and operated by Vermont blacksmith Steven Bronstein. He and his helpers have been creating functional and sculptural ironwork for over 40 years.

Steve uses both traditional and modern tools at his forge. His designs strive to blend the primitive charm of ironwork with the energy and interest of more contemporary design.

Hanukkah US Postage Stamp issued in 2013 featuring a menorah made by Steve Bronstein of Blackthorne Forge.
Clocks, vases, bookends, floor lamps, sundials, garden sculpture and fountains are just a few of the objects for which Steven has sought to blend the functional with the sculptural. In 2013, a menorah forged by Steve was featured on a US Postage Stamp commemorating Hanukkah.

Relying on the qualities that make iron such a beautiful material, Steven’s pieces are both delicate and rugged. Blacksmiths have a three thousand year tradition that has changed and grown with the ages. This capacity to adapt and evolve with the changing designs of the day is the blacksmith’s greatest strength.

Just as the hot metal twists and bends to create beauty, so does the craft of blacksmithing itself. Steven celebrates this aspect of his art and looks forward to all of its possibilities.