New England School of Metalwork
The New England School of Metalwork is currently one of the country’s leading educational institutions for Blacksmithing and Bladesmithing. We have been fully accredited by the American Bladesmith Society since 2009 as well as a certified Educational Facility by the Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America since 2007. In 2014 we moved and expanded into a new renovated 2500 sqrft. shop with 8 individual and fully equipped forging stations, multiple power hammers, treadle hammers, hydraulic press and a state of the art knife grinding and heat treat lab. A part of our mission is to foster the development of individuals choosing to follow these crafts by way of creating a professional space, run by professional craftsmen, taught by leading specialist from around the country and brought to Maine to lead intensive workshops and courses individually selected by the students. Each student’s curriculum is chosen by them, focused on and geared to their goals. We operate year round and offer over 48 various workshops for all levels and interest of metalsmithing craftsmen. Located in south central Maine we have easy access to mountains and ocean, conveniently located off the Maine Turnpike and just 40 minutes from Portland Jetport. On-site dorms are available with full amenities to make your educational pursuit as comfortable as possible. Time spent at the NESM is a serious immersion into your craft, a smart investment of your time and a lifelong memory of friendships and knowledge.