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PBS Documentary 'Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry' Premiers Nov 30
Nov 20th 2020

PBS Documentary 'Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry' Premiers Nov 30

Catch a glimpse into the daily life of our artisans and staff, the history behind our craft, and the creative work that happens behind the scenes in a new documentary produced by Arkansas PBS! Arkansas PBS goes behind the scenes and illuminates their craft in the original one-hour documentary “Urban Forge: Ozark Artistry” premiering and livestreaming at myarkansaspbs.org/watch Monday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. CST. “Arkansas stories are our passion,” Arkansas PBS CEO Courtney Pledger said. “W …
What's at the Wheelabrator? A Custom Hand-Forged Table Base Covered in Vines
Oct 23rd 2020

What's at the Wheelabrator? A Custom Hand-Forged Table Base Covered in Vines

Just outside of our Wheelabrator's vault-like door is where recently completed hand-forged orders await their turn to be cleaned and surface-treated in preparation for finishing. You never know what you're going to find!At the 'Wheel this morning we have an incredibly detailed hand-forged table base with twisting vines and delicate leaves. What do you think of this piece? …
Urban Forge Spotted in Southern Living's 2020 Idea House in North Carolina
Sep 22nd 2020

Urban Forge Spotted in Southern Living's 2020 Idea House in North Carolina

The Urban Forge Dutch Oval Lighted Pot Rack was selected by the designers for Southern Living's 2020 Idea House to be a main kitchen feature in the "Dreamy Blue Ridge Mountain Hideaway" in Asheville, North Carolina. "This is a space for exhaling, relaxing, and not worrying about anything else,” says Lauren Liess, the interior designer for the project. Our hand-forged, lighted pot-rack embodies that spirit and brings a rich texture and handmade charm into the amazing kitchen. …
Forging for Fathers : We'll forge a lucky winner's design!
May 27th 2020

Forging for Fathers : We'll forge a lucky winner's design!

Sketch a wall-hanging hat rack designed for your father and tell us why your father deserves it! If yours is chosen one of our blacksmith artisans will forge it into an amazing, personal piece of art for your Father's Day gift. Open to Ages 5-16 Entries must be submitted by June 9th @ 5pm CST Draw on 8.5x11 paper and take a photo or scan to submit One submission per child Rack designed with 1-5 hooks to hold up to 5 hats (or other dad things)  Rack must be designed to hang on wall and …
Design Tips: Updating a Small Space for Spring
Apr 24th 2020

Design Tips: Updating a Small Space for Spring

We were so excited to have the opportunity to makeover a small space in our Urban Forge retail store in Mountain View, Arkansas. The space, along with being small, also had irregular angles which created a challenge when coming up with a design plan. As you can tell from the video, the design of the space was not cohesive. From having Southwestern accent pieces and small décor items that reflected a winter or fall design, the space really did need an upgrade! Since spring has sprung in the Oza …