The Man Behind the Forge

Self taught blacksmith and metal artist Aric Armbruster has been creating things from metal since childhood. An intense interest in art and sculpture, as well as metalwork has fueled Aric’s passion for bringing life to usually discarded, useless objects.

Working from his shop at his home just south of the city of Pittsburgh in Fallowfield, PA, Aric creates unique works of art from scrap metal that are as fascinating as they are unique.

Starting out as a child with just a hacksaw, files, and scraps of metal found at his grandfather’s shop… Aric has established himself as an equipped blacksmith and creator of lively works of art.

He finds his inspiration from nature as well as the raw scrap with which he creates his art from… he hammers, welds, grinds, and bends seemingly useless pieces of metal into the works he envisions.

Aric continues to grow his operation in hopes to make his passion a full-time job. Expect to see him at more and more craft shows, such as the Covered Bridge Festival and the Three Rivers Arts Festival in the coming year.