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Meet Mike

For over 40 years, Mike Platt has been forging metal in the fire as a blacksmith, farrier, and since 2018, a custom mokume gane jewelry maker. He is passionate about teaching kids and adults the art and tradition of blacksmithing at his home forge in Easton, New Hampshire.

Mike was raised in Pennsylvania and trained as a farrier under Marshall Conklin at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. His skills were honed at the racetracks, polo fields, and backyard barns of Pennsylvania and Connecticut before moving to New Hampshire in 2001. He holds certifications from the American Farrier Association, Pennsylvania Professional Farriers Association, and the Penn National Racetrack.

Mike is also an instructor at the Littleton Studio School where he teaches classes in blacksmithing and forged jewelry. As an artist, he has exhibited at the Franconia Art Walk, the Gallery at WREN and the Schuylkill County Council for the Arts.

in the shop at Iron Mike's Forge
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