Meet Jacob Selmer of Selmer Ironworks
Jacob has over 25 years of blacksmithing and metalworking experience. Many of the products at Selmer Ironworks are inspired by historic themes. Modern tools and antique machines are used to make traditional styles of metalwork that originally required multiple people to create and assemble.
Jacob also teaches blacksmithing classes and is active with the Blacksmith Guild of Central MD (BGCM) at the Carroll County Farm Museum. He has created a line of metalworking tooling for sale to others starting out in the craft. Selmer Ironworks has recently moved from Keymar to Harney, MD. At this new, larger location the plan is to offer additional classes and metalwork to the local community.
A new line of traditional stained glass work adds color and contrast to the ironwork. Reproductions of medieval window panes explore the original techniques of firing opaque glass powder to the surface of the panes, and staining with silver oxide.
As an engineer, Jacob studies the history of technology and manufacturing to drive ideas for new designs.
When not playing with fire and machinery to make art, Jacob enjoys working with fire and machinery to establish the homestead at Fire Arts Farm. Here the family keeps rare breed sheep, chickens, ducks and a never-ending list of projects.