Class Details

Thanks for Booking a Class!

Please check your email for your receipt and a personal message from Terran Marks, the Owner of Brown County Forge, about the day of class.

Your card statement will show “BCFORGE” or “BROWNCOUNTYFORGE.” Please make a note of this for your records.

What to Bring to Class

  • Water is recommended especially during the summer. The shop doesn’t have air conditioning and we’re generating even more heat from the forge.
  • Snacks are also good if you’re not used to swinging a hammer for long periods.

What to Wear

  • Clothes should be made of all-natural fibers.
    • This includes jeans, cotton, wool, etc.
    • No polyester fleece or nylon.
      • They melt when they come into contact with heat.
      • This can be disastrous.
  • Closed-toe shoes or boots ideally made out of leather or canvas.
    • Work boots, Chuck Taylors, and similar types of shoes all work great.

What is Provided?

  • All safety equipment. This includes ear protection, eye protection, and gloves if needed.
    • You are welcome to bring your own PPE.
  • All forging equipment.
    • Each student will have their own anvil and tools to use.
  • I will have a standard release of liability/accident waiver for each student to sign before we start forging.

How Do You Get Here?

The shop is located at 611 W. 11th Street in Bloomington, Indiana.

If you can find Upland Brewery, you’re almost there!

We’re west of the brewery and behind Scout’s Honor Dog Day Care.

Watch the video below to see how to get to the shop from the corner of 11th and Fairview.

You will see my black electric bike or dark blue road bike parked next to Bay 18.

Brown County Forge Blacksmith Shop Location


You are welcome to park in the front lot by Scout’s Honor and walk back.

You can also park across from the shop on the back lot.