Ed Land
• Blacksmithing since 1985
• Helped establish a blacksmith shop for Lisle IL Park
District as President of the Lisle Heritage Society 1986

• Studied blacksmithing with Melvin Lytton, Connor Prairie IN, an 1830 historic site

• Worked for 10 years as an historic blacksmith at Historic Bethlehem Parnership’s reconstructed Moravian smithy shop as a demonstrator and interpreter to the public as well as for special events and tours.

• Presently Head Smithy at Historic Bethlehem Partnership (3 years)

Blacksmith Demonstrations:

  • Museum of Early Trades & Crafts, Madison, NJ
  • New Jersey Antique Tool Collectors annual event
  • Pottsgrove Manor, national historic site in Pottstown, PA for annual events plus home-school special events
  • Bryn Athyn (Swedenborg) New Church for festival eventsdemo-3
  • 250th anniversary celebration of Hereford Township
  • East Greenville Historic Days
  • Carriage Museum in New Tripoli
  • Reading River Fest in conjunction with Greg Leavitt
  • Montgomery Community College in Pottstown
  • Mid-Atlantic Herb Growers meeting
  • Clay on Main Art Cooperative
  • Jacobsburg State Park Historic Site
  • Easton PA Heritage Festival
  • Baconfest, Easton PA
  • National Canal Museum, Easton PA

Previous Gallery Exhibitions:
Montgomery Community College in Pottstown, PA
Clay on Main – Oley, PA
Kemmerer Museum, Bethlehem, PA

leo-hammerProfessional Organizations:
Member of PABA and ABANA
Guest in the shop of professional colleagues Greg and Camille Leavitt
Guest in the blacksmith shop at Williamsburg making bloomer iron


  • Conducting private lessons at personal shop at Landhaven Bed & Breakfast, Barto Pa
  • Collaborating with fellow blacksmith Paul Beatty for commissioned artwork: weather vanes, garden art, fence decorations, historic restorations, antique tool reproductions, other decorative art
  • Purchase art through Ed, at Kemmerer Museum in Bethlehem, at the National Canal Museum in Easton and at Mercantile Home in Easton.

Contact us  for more information about lessons, commission work or artwork for sale.