About Us

Heart and Spade Forge, LLC is a fine architectural blacksmith shop located in Roanoke, VA at the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our purpose is to craft architectural ironwork while also focusing on custom furniture, fireplace accessories, cookware and garden tools. 

Everything we produce is hand forged and crafted entirely from scratch. This personal approach to ornamental ironwork creates a final piece that cannot be rivaled in quality or resilience. Our ornamental ironwork is made to stand the test of time and become cherished heirlooms for generation to come. 

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Jed Curtis

Founder & Blacksmith

Jed discovered blacksmithing during a first grade field trip to a living history museum, The Frontier Culture Museum of Staunton, VA. Five months later, he had his first blacksmith anvil. By the time he was 16, he constructed his smithy and began creating his designs. Self-taught, Jed continued to experiment with the craft while in college, and founded Heart and Spade in 2012. 

Since the start of Heart and Spade, Jed's work has been featured in art shows and design stores and prominent homes from New York to Virginia and the Carolinas. 

In 2013, Jed graduated from Roanoke College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and returned to the craft. When he is not in the shop, he can be found hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending an afternoon in the Virginia Museum of Transportation. 

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