“Somebody’s Gotta do it” hosted by Mike Rowe April 9th UPDATE! April 16th! — 9pm eastern — CNN https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flR65ERMTyQ *UPDATE! Just got word that we are actually set to air on April 16th. Though I would recommend watching Somebody’s Gotta Do It anyways as it is a fun show. Sorry for any confusion and check back here for any latest updates! Dragon Forge LTD was contacted by a production company for an interview to be featured on a program. They had the opinion that we, Craig and Rory May, fit the mold for their new kind of “reality” TV show. Though it is not hard to think of Dirty Jobs when Mike Rowe is mentioned, this show gets a little more intimate than the previous presentation. A few phone meetings later we were unsure what we were going to make and how long the crew of “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” were going to be at the studio. After a weekend of the brainstorming ritual and discussions of what to forge, we decided to do a business sign for the show. “Go big or go home” was our attitude. If we were going to be part of this we wanted to leave our mark. The day before the filming a small team came out to scout the area and meet us. As per our last phone interview, they had suggested to be at the studio for only a couple of hours. They stayed at the shop for four hours interviewing us, getting b-roll footage and a constant roll of questions. We also gave a small demonstration of what are known for doing, forging. After putting on our little show they said they would arrive at the...Read More
The artisans at Dragon Forge, Ltd. have detected a new trend: a demand for custom ironwork designed for home improvements and remodels. Dragon Forge strives to work within each client’s budget to create a unique, hand-forged wrought-iron piece. Over the years, father and son Craig and Rory May have used their creative problem-solving skills to design iron works that complement any home, office or living space. They are not limited to working with just steel, but are also experts in forging brass, copper and bronze. Most recently they have been experimenting with forging aluminum into functional elements for the home. Craig and Rory May have a combined 50 years of experience designing, forging and creating one-of-a-kind pieces unique to each client. They excel at taking a client’s concept and making it into reality—your imagination is their limitation....Read More
Dragon Forge, LTD is an ornamental blacksmithing studio owned and operated by Craig and Rory May. Located in the foothills of the Majestic Rocky Mountains, southwest of Denver, Colorado, Craig has been designing, creating and breathing life into metal for over 30 years. His functional art can be found in custom residential homes in Vail, Silverthorne, Breckenridge and along the Front Range. He has been highlighted in top award winning home in the Summit County Parade of Home in 2006 through 2010. “Custom” is the key word when considering Craig’s work. Using traditional forging methods each and every project is hand crafted, an individual endeavor geared to the client, incorporating the elements of their personal vision, the surrounding architecture and the stamp of Craig’s originality that distinguishes the art of Dragon Forge, LTD. We invite you to wonder our gallery and consider the unlimited possibilities of: railings, fireplace doors, lighting, furniture, hardware, fine art and...Read More
Our homes are expressions of our personalities. The colors, furnishings and accessories we choose all come together to convey the essence of our home. That’s why the custom ornamental ironwork by Dragon Forge Ltd. is created through an intimate collaboration with each of our clients. They might share with us an architectural theme, a tile sample, a photo from a favorite vacation spot or some other design detail, and those ideas inspire a one-of-a-kind piece of art: custom railings, chandeliers, fireplace doors, furniture, sculpture, wine cellar doors, and the list goes on. All of our products are hand-forged using traditional tools and techniques to create an authentic and unique look. We provide timely service and craftsmanship of the highest caliber, and we’re happy to chat with you about your options and ideas. When it comes to our custom ornamental ironwork, your imagination is our...Read More
Explore our portfolio of custom hand forged hardware, fireplace doors, railings, custom lighting, forge hardware and other elements that we have created. Feel free to call 303-838-1302 or email Craig@dragonforgeltd.com if you have any questions or want to get started on your next hand forged product! Though we are based in Pine, Colorado we have done work nationally and are comfrtable working out of state as well.