Blacksmithing Studio Rental

The Metals Shop features the first blacksmith forges and art foundry ever fired on landfill gas. The studio spaces were designed and built by Master Blacksmith William Rogers, a respected professional with over 30 years of experience.

Our three forges typically achieve temperatures of over 2000° F, running on gas being harvested straight from the landfill. The GEP foundry has been successfully utilized for several bronze and aluminum pours.

We are a proud member of the Artist Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA).

Studio rentals include use of all equipment and hand tools, free fuel gas and access to the GEP gallery for product sales.


• 2500 sq ft shop

• 3 gas forges operating on landfill gas

• Coal forge

• Foundry– bronze and aluminum

• Plasma cutter

• Dedicated welding area

• 2 Mig welders

• Arc welder


• Oxy/ acetylene torch

• Fly wheel press

• Drill press

• Gantry crane

• 3 steel layout tables

• Basic hand tools

• Basic machining equipment (band saw, drill press, grinder, sandblaster, etc.)



Hourly Rental
$10 per hour – 4 hour minimum

Bulk Discount
$200 - 40 hour block


For more information about metals shop rentals, call 828-631-0271.