my name is drew phelan

blacksmith & woodworker



Generations of Craftsmanship

Woodwork, ironwork, custom crafts, and more. My services might be varied, but they all come with the same promise of quality, dedication, and durability. Trained at the Ashland Forge & Krenov School, I’m an experienced blacksmith and woodworker with knowledge passed down from generations. I can offer a 1-year guarantee for all my services, along with free estimates.


Schedule Appointment

All estimates are free and flexible according to materials and scheduling.



I have been a blacksmith for over forty years and I have never mentored someone who not only has the creativity to come up with original and beautiful designs, but also the ability to figure out ingenious methods to achieve his goals and I often find myself learning from him. Drew seems to have an innate eye for line, shape, texture and form and the work he produces uses classic techniques to put a spin on age-old design and he is able to focus on the details, while still having a grasp on the big picture.
— Denny Debey, owner of the Ashland Forge
I am a repeat customer of Drew’s. The pieces that I’ve purchased from him have changed the entire look and feel of my home. I get so many compliments on their beauty and originality.
— McKenzie Perszyk, customer
I was looking for someone to build two pairs of arched metal gates for my property so that I could secure two entry/exits at each end my fairly long driveway. I was trying to find someone with a good eye for accurate detail and precise construction abilities. I feel fortunate to have found someone who possesses these traits in blacksmithing metal work. His name is Drew Phelan, who works for a company called ‘The Forge’ in Ashland, Oregon. In addition to his metal working abilities, he is a good natured, honest, hard-working man in his twenties who does what he says he will do to the best of his abilities, a rare find! I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone!
— William H. Miller, Customer


I’ll only work with the best materials available and provide a 1 year guarantee on all labor. I prefer to work with reclaimed wood and iron. I bring an individuality and artistry that ensures that every piece I produce is unique. I never compromise quality for time and give my clients realistic schedules that accommodate their lives. I strive for honest customer service, so contracts are only paid in full when the finished work is to your complete satisfaction.



About Me


I grew up the son & grandson of two craftsmen, so one could say I was predisposed to the trade. I feel most at peace when in the shop where I can draw inspiration from the ancestors who called it ‘home’ before me.

My blacksmithing career began in my early 20s, as an apprentice at the Ashland Forge. After concluding what you would call my ‘traditional education’ and receiving a BA from Southern Oregon University, I attended a year long woodworking program at the Krenov School in Fort Bragg, CA. After, I attended the Fondation de Coubertin outside of Paris, and participated in the French Guildsmen apprenticeship for ironworks.

Since my return, I’ve returned to the Ashland Forge no longer an apprentice, but a partner. I look forward to working with you.