Taking name and inspiration from the north woods, Boreal Forge is operated by Douglas Morlock. From his shop on the shores of the Trent River, he pursues the ancient craft of blacksmithing, fusing traditional artistry with modern innovation.
If you have a design in mind, or would like to commission a piece, please drop him a line to discuss your idea. Morlock works in almost any metal for almost any purpose; forging tools, hardware, furnishings, architectural work or fine jewelry with equal skill.
Blacksmithing is an art nearly as old as Civilization itself, refined by untold generations of skilled artisans and given new life in the modern age.
Industrialization displaced the blacksmith as a tradesman, but no machine can replace the creative force that makes us human.
Objets d’art, works of beauty and individualized tools remain the exclusive domain of the modern Blacksmith.
Regardless of design, all art bears the cast of its maker. Objects shaped by a living hand will always seem much richer, more vital than those stamped out by unthinking machines. It is this inherent vitality – sometimes obvious, often subtle – that gives my work meaning and value.
Metal is perhaps the most versatile of all artistic mediums. For a blacksmith, metal is as malleable as clay, and with skill nearly all metals can be worked.
Truly incredible things are possible inside the forge.