Kevin Stanford is an artist blacksmith based in Eldorado, Texas, originally from Southern California. Kevin has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of Northern Colorado, with a field emphasis on botany and zoology. Kevin took his blacksmithing intro course at ACC in 1999, and for the most part is self-taught. In the last few years, he has traveled with the goal of spending time with prominent and up-and-coming artist blacksmiths, participating in collaborative sculpture sessions, taking hands-on sculpture workshops, demonstrating non-traditional steel manipulation for beginning blacksmiths, and visiting and talking to local smiths. Kevin’s passion is exploring non-traditional shapes in forged steel using traditional techniques and incorporating found objects in his sculpture.