PNW Workers: Meridian Forge

Located in Eatonville, WA, Meridian Forge was founded by Darryl Nelson who has spent 45 years breathing new life into the ancient art of blacksmithing. His trademark animal sculptures can be seen on the doors to Filson’s Flagship Seattle store, along with much of the ironwork at Oregon’s Timberline Lodge. “There are so many different avenues to blacksmithing, whether it’s art, sculptural, toolmaking, architectural, or bladesmithing. It’s one of those niche things, you have to find your own niche. What they’re going to remember me for are animal heads.”

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