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About Hell's Canyon Ironworks:

Hell's Canyon Ironworks is a small custom blacksmith shop located a few miles South of Hell Canyon, Arizona.  It is owned and operated by me, Joel Richards.

I have been creating ornamental and functional ironwork for over 20 years, all while running a successful farrier business in Arizona.  Forging horseshoes and running a successful blacksmithing and ornamental iron business is a natural progression.  Living and working in the American Southwest my entire life has definitely influenced my designs. 

My specialty is one-of-a-kind creations in forged iron, whether for your home, your ranch, or your business. I can create works of art from forged iron based on your detailed fabrication drawings, sketches, or just rough ideas.

Some of my accomplishments include: a Farrier Certification in the American Farrier’s Association; a member of the Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association; a bachelor’s degree from New Mexico State University in Wildlife Science.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas you may have.  You can also see more of my work on Facebook. facebook