My name is Jim Schremp and I started blacksmithing in 2005 when I took a blacksmithing class at a junior college in Yuma,Az. Before the semester was over I built a small blacksmith shop in my backyard. I mostly make small items because it’s easier to demo small items at renaissance fairs and antique tractor shows. I have a background in art and metal fabrication which helps in blacksmithing. Much of the metal I use is recycled , I like the fact that I can make beautiful items out of discarded things.