Our Artisans

At Wendell August Forge we are a family. Each of our pieces are handcrafted in our Pennsylvania workshop by artists, die engravers and craftsmen. Meet the team that works tirelessly using century old techniques that have made Wendell August Forge the oldest and largest in America.

Die Engravers

The die engraver hand engraves artwork into a steel die. The intricate process is the first step of repoussé, a metalworking technique in which a malleable metal is ornamented or shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low relief. If created using this process, the die engraver's signature can be found hidden in the artwork.

  • Adam Post
  • Len Youngo 

Our Craftsmen

At Wendell August Forge, our craftsmen take the piece through several steps. They use recycled aluminum or specialty metal and finish the repoussé process by hammering the design from the die engraver onto the metal, forming the metal, and color it using different techniques including our coal fired forge. 

  • Chris Fleming
  • Ronald Slater
  • Chuck Kilpatrick
  • Corey Uber
    Corey Uber
  • Dan Magee
  • Dave Caulk
  • Ed Hodge
  • Ed Mcbride
  • James Tasker
  • Lyle Sherman
  • Mike Tudor
  • Nunzio Bartolone
  • Rock Richardson