I have been in the metalworking profession for 3 years, specializing in high-end furniture and architectural steel in Bozeman, Montana. The fabrication work I do demands intense prep and finish work, which spills over into my forge work with cleaner lines and polished surfaces. My first blacksmithing class was in 2016 with David Norrie in Colorado, where we focused on intention behind every forging process. In 2021 I was a part of the 6 week Forging Focus class at Center for Metal Arts, which has been the most formative experience in my metalworking career. The time spent at CMA has elevated my perception of what is possible with forge work and has opened the door many new relationships in the craft.