Roy Adams started into the field of blacksmithing in 2008. During his time he has studied under advanced level blacksmiths such as Wayne Apgar, Clay Spencer, Peter Ross, Douglas Pryor, and Thomas Latane. He started his business selling hand forged items, and later progressed to becoming a blacksmith teacher and sharing his skills.
The following is a partial list of blacksmithing classes Roy has taught. In May of 2014, Roy taught a Beginner Blacksmithing class at Tejas Gallery in Dayton. In October 2015, Roy taught an organic blacksmithing class at SOFA (Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil). In February 2016, Roy taught a Wrought Iron Hammer Class at SOFA. In October of 2016, Roy taught a Forged Copper Bowl class at SOFA. In March 2017 Roy taught a Planishing Stake Class at SOFA. In November 2017, Roy taught a “Gifts from the Forge” class at SOFA. In February 2018, Roy taught a tong making class at SOFA. Roy was the conference demonstrator at Western Reserve Artist Blacksmith Association (WRABA) during July 2018. In April 2019, Roy taught a class on working with a coal forge at Goshen Historical Society. In June 2019, Roy instructed a class called "Forge Welding Intensive". In October 2019, Roy demonstrated and taught hands on blacksmithing at The Good of the Land Fest in Temple, Texas. In February 2020, Roy taught "Forge Welding Intensive" at Tillers International in Scotts, Michigan. Throughout 2020 at Goshen Historical Society Roy taught classes, "Blacksmithing 101", "Scrolls & Tooling", "Floral Forms", and "Forged Skillets". During 2021, Roy taught, "Forged Bowls and Vessels" at Goshen Historical Society. In 2022, Roy taught "Forging Animal Heads" at Goshen Historical Society, He also taught a "Forge Welding Intensive" class during the Florida Artist Blacksmith Association Conference in November 2022.
In addition to teaching these blacksmith classes, Roy shares his knowledge with fellow blacksmiths and with the public on his YouTube Channel. Roy often does forging demonstrations at monthly blacksmith meetings and at an occasional public live blacksmithing demonstration.
If your club would like to host Roy Adams as a blacksmith instructor, use the contact form below to get in touch.
Some potential weekend length blacksmithing class topics are: kitchen utensils, copper bowls, floral sculptures, forged candlesticks, eating utensils, decorative hammer, and tong making to name a few.