Master Blacksmith Barry Schaefer
(at one of many demos at the Railroad and Forestry Museum blacksmith shop)
Located in Prince George, Pioneer Blacksmithing specializes in creating custom ironwork. Barry Schaefer creates custom hinges, iron hardware, door pulls, bed frames, railway spike knives, candelabras, blacksmith tools, gates and railings - and pretty much whatever you can dream up...
If you would like to have one on one private instruction, Pioneer Blacksmithing also offers basic, intermediate and advanced private blacksmithing lessons. Contact Barry for more information and pricing.
Barry can often be seen at events doing demos - look for him as the blacksmith at the annual August BCNE. Barry also blacksmiths at most special events held at the Railway and Forestry Museum.
Join our Blacksmithing Guild!
If you are newly interested in blacksmithing - or if you just want to hone your advanced skills, please consider joining the newly formed Prince George Blacksmith Guild. We consist of a group of local blacksmiths who meet monthly to discuss our favourite tips and techniques. Members are all ages (14-80) and we range from absolute beginner to master blacksmith. Meetings are held on the last Saturday of the month at various locations. We encourage newcomers to attend these short meetings to learn about blacksmithing - or for those who already have an interest it's a way learn new blacksmithing techniques. If you would like more information on the guild please contact Barry and join the PG Blacksmith Guild Facebook group also.