Our story:

Strike while the iron is hot!

About The Dirty Smith Company

The DirtySmith® Company is a forge and fabrication design studio offering a range of design, forge and fabrication services to produce custom products. 

Dirty Smith also teaches online, as well as leads workshops and demonstrations.


Taking your concepts and inspiration, Rory uses his experience in building and design, draws inspiration from the early American “Arts and Crafts” philosophy and interpretation of the craftsman style to modern ironwork. 

Custom Projects

An example of previous projects, but not limited to: 

Custom Designed Fireplace tools, 
 FIreplace doors, Fireplace screens Custom 
hardware pulls 
 Custom Mirrors Security window/door grills 
 Forged decorative iron elements for wine cellars 
 Kitchen Range Hoods 
 Custom balusters for your railings

The Unspoken Philosophy of "Grit"

“Over time, grit is what separates fruitful lives from aimlessness.” -John Ortberg

"As psychologists have emphasized, achieving difficult, long-term goals requires the capacity for perseverance, or “grit.” We argue that grit is distinct from familiar philosophical notions like willpower and continence. Specifically, grit has an important epistemic dimension: quitting is often caused by a loss of confidence that continued effort will result in success. Correspondingly, successful exercises of grit often involve “epistemic resilience” in the face of setbacks suggesting that success is not forthcoming. We argue that resilient reasoning can be epistemically rational to some extent, though it depends in part on whether the agent’s circumstances involve severe material scarcity or oppression." -ASJC Scopus

Strike while the iron is hot!
Lisa John

Rory May

President / Designer / Blacksmith

Jane Doe

Miss Emmy

Safety Inspector

Cartherin Forres

Miss Molly

Marketing Director

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