Blacksmith Shop & Design Studio
FireHouse Ironworks Ltd. is an innovative, solution-based artist-blacksmith design studio and gallery. We work with a variety of materials including iron, stainless steel, aluminum and mixed media.
About FireHouse Ironworks
FireHouse Ironworks Ltd. was established in 2011 by Grant Haverstock.
Haverstock purchased the former fire station in Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia and transformed the building into a modern blacksmith studio. Today, FireHouse Ironworks Ltd. is home to 2 coal fired forges and a modern metal working shop, as well as a gift shop and gallery space. On any given day at the FireHouse, work on custom commission projects will be underway, blacksmith workshops may be in process, or community events taking place.
FireHouse Ironworks Ltd. is also the home of the Cape Breton Blacksmiths Association, a non-profit organization of 45+ local blacksmiths. Haverstock is the current president of the volunteer based non-profit association that seeks to promote the craft of blacksmithing through public education and demonstration.
Blacksmith For A Day:
Experiential Tourism Offering
Experience the ancient craft of blacksmithing in beautiful Whycocomagh, Cape Breton
Blacksmiths were once as important to a community as the doctor. They provided everything from the nails needed to build a house to the forks used to eat.
At FireHouse Ironworks Ltd. you can experience what it was like to work in a traditional blacksmith shop.
After a safety demonstration and basic forge safety instruction, try your hand at the heritage craft of blacksmithing. You will leave with a small item that you have made.
Cost per person $100 + tax for a 1 hour session. 4 Hour session also available for $250 + tax.