Steven Kalb has been blacksmithing for over 15 years and has had the privilege to study under some of the finest smiths on a statewide and national level. He has followed education in the craft throughout the country, attending classes at Peter’s Valley, New Jersey, Penland Art School and John C. Campbell Folk Art School in North Carolina. Steven was also awarded the Red Wing Craftsman of the Year in 2005. Steven has taught at The Jacksonville Center For The Arts, and across Florida.
He has also held offices in the Florida Artist Blacksmith Association in his goal to educate others and spread the word of blacksmithing. Giving back to the community is important to Steven. He also volunteers on weekends at the Koreshan State Historic site where he has a coal forge to do demonstrations.
When he is not blacksmithing, he is a firefighter/ engineer for the San Carlos Park Fire and Rescue district. Steven is married to his wonderfully supportive and tolerant wife, Elizabeth. They have no children, opting to chase two cats and each other around the house.