FireHouse Ironworks featured on CBC Television Program ‘Land and Sea’

Grant was featured on the television program Land and Sea in an episode called “The Come Back From Aways” about “Maritimers who went down the road but have come back to build new lives in their old communities.” You can watch the episode online here:

Blacksmith at anvil in forge at FireHouse Ironworks Ltd.

FireHouse Ironworks featured in “The Come Home From Aways”

Grant Haverstock of FireHouse Ironworks was featured on the CBC Radio program Atlantic Voice on November 20th, 2016.

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FireHouse Ironworks Featured in Metal Arts Guild of Canada MAGazine

An article about FireHouse Ironworks is featured in the current issue of the Metal Arts Guild of Canada’s MAGazine, 2015 Volume 30, No. 1. Thanks to Tara Owen for conducting the interview and writing the article!

Forging Friendships

Firehouse Ironworks Ltd., as home forge for the Cape Breton Blacksmiths Association, held the 3rd annual open forge event called Forging Friendships on October 11th and 12th, as part of the Celtic Colours International Festival. Members of the Cape Breton Blacksmiths Association demonstrated blacksmithing for over 110 visitors. We also offered opportunities for people to take a 45 minute introduction course. Read more

We Won the 2014 Small Business of the Year Award!

FireHouse Ironworks Ltd was overwhelmed and delighted to be awarded Small Business of the Year at Destination Cape Breton’s Industry Day last week. Read more

For the Love of Craft…and Beer!

Our number one love here at FireHouse Ironworks, is obviously forging iron. But coming in right behind that passion is a love for beer. Good beer. Well crafted, delicious, nutritious, wholesome beer. Read more

Thom Swift Visits FireHouse

Our friend Thom Swift was in the shop before the recent CBBA fundraiser “Hammer Out The Blues”. He was kind enough to bring his 1930’s National Steel guitar into the forge while we were hammering steel. Here is a sampling of the sounds we enjoyed during Thom’s visit! Read more

Introducing “The Horn”, a Blog From the FireHouse Forge


lot of discussion happens in the forge. Of course there is plenty of knowledge, how-to’s, and wisdom being exchanged between our blacksmiths, clients and students about ironwork; but the learning and discussion goes well beyond blacksmithing.

If there is one thing you can bank on finding at the FireHouse forge its lively discussion on topics ranging from current political affairs to world travel, culinary enlightenment, sustainability, gardening, music, film, art and beer!  Read more