Stiegler Metal Design
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About Us

About the Metalwork:
Stiegler Metal Design creates the highest quality custom metalwork individually tailored to meet the wants, needs and desires of each client. No two pieces are alike. Specializing in hand forged bronze, architectural, structural and ornamental metalwork. 

About the Artisit:
Dorothy Stiegler started smithing over 40 years ago in Olympia, WA and has since moved her business to California. Dorothy is respected among her Blacksmithing peers as one of the best and has taught at national and international conferences all over the world. As an educator, entrepreneur and one of America's first professional female smiths, Dorothy is rightfully considered a Master in her field. She is a member of the California Blacksmith Association as well as a founding member and past president and board member of ABANA - the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America. Her ability to create beauty and art in any form of metal is a gift. She takes great joy in connecting with her clients and building them pieces that even they could never have dreamed up themselves. 

Dorothy was the recipient of the Alex Belaer Award in 1998. The Bealer award is the most prestigious award given by ABANA to blacksmith's who have made a significant impact and contribution to the industry, viewed from a long range of time. In addition, Dorothy has been awarded the Laureate Award and two Gold Trouser Button Awards from AACHEN Teaching and Design.

Dorothy lives with her husband Bob Smith and his daughter Kylie in Plymouth, CA; enjoying life in the beautiful Sierra Foothills. Bob is the founder of the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School, the premiere award winning Northern California farrier school.


Personal Stories:
Read The Unexpected Ship, an intense story from Dorothy's life.
Watch Quiet Flame from Stories of Faith on Vimeo.

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