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Welcome to BlacksmitHER Radio, spotlighting male and female blacksmiths around the world.


We’re committed to providing a host of resources to male and female blacksmiths of all ability levels through podcast interviews spotlighting your fellow blacksmiths. The podcast interviews are designed to help improve your metal working skills while providing an opportunity to connect with others who share your passion of blacksmithing!  

Oct 27, 2014


Heather Mclarty has spent the last 20 plus years establishing herself as a well-known artist and craftsperson.  Her work has been selected for public parks and national art exhibitions.  Heather’s blacksmith shop is in a tipi in Los Angeles, CA.  She is also very accomplished with the repousse and high relief...

Oct 27, 2014


I was able to have a quick interview with Heather while she was in California and I in Colorado.  I asked her 20 questions to learn some juicy tidbits about Heather in a short amount of time.  If you want to hear more from Heather listen to our hour long interview the website.


What juicy little...

Oct 20, 2014

This episode is a quick interview with Lisa Geertsen.  I asked her 20 questions to learn some juicy tidbits about Lisa in a short amount of time, in under 10 minutes!

What juicy little tidbits are they?

  • How many hammers she owns
  • The blacksmith she would spend a day learning from
  • The most interesting thing in her...

Oct 20, 2014

Lisa Geertsen is an artist blacksmith in Seattle, Wa. She owns and operates Firelight Forge, located in the Equinox Studios building in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Firelight Forge operates solely on custom commissions ranging from architectural work to sculpture.  In 2013 she accepted the position of Metal and...

Oct 16, 2014

Valerie Ostenak, an award-winning jeweler, is a blacksmith and silversmith, creating fine sculptural jewelry using the centuries-old techniques of forging and weaving.  she is also the editor for the ABANA magazine publication the "Anvil's...