A Colorado Blacksmith
Rory began blacksmithing in 1990 at the age of 8, when he began working with his father Craig May. He has been a member of the Artist-Blacksmiths Association of North America and Rocky Mountain Smiths since 1995. After a 4 year education at an art college, Rory’s apprenticeship graduated into being part of the family business of Dragon Forge LTD in 2006. He has continued in the blacksmithing business to this day by taking classes from other smiths, forging sculpture, custom furniture, and architectural iron. He is perhaps best known in the blacksmithing community for his approach on design and fascination with bowls.
Rory continues to stretch, inform and share with others interested in his work and himself by participating in public demonstrations and art shows / galleries. His work explores how far he can push metal, brass, copper, bronze and aluminum