Sunrise Forge

Welcome to the forge side of Story and Forge. From the menu on the left you will meet David, the artist blacksmith. You will be able to visit his shop known as Sunrise Forge, as well as take a gallery tour to view some of the items he has made.

David At Work 3

About David Tucciarone

David Tucciarone is Sunrise Forge. While working as an apprentice in a shipyard, he frequented the shipyard’s blacksmith shop and took an interest in the trade. He began looking for places where he could learn the art form. He found John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina where he began taking blacksmithing courses.

Over the years, David has made a wide range of items. He has crafted small hooks, candle holders, bathroom accessories, window treatments, fireplace tools, and a whole host of unique pieces.

David is a natural born teacher. He has a head full of knowledge and a wealth of experience that he is always willing to share. He has had homeschool groups come to his shop to watch him demonstrate as well as offering weekend classes to adults who want hands-on experience with blacksmithing.

His teaching experiences also include the Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, PA, The Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing in Waynesboro, VA., as well as the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC. At Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, VA, he teaches three curriculum for those training to become welders. The subjects include metallurgy, welding, and blueprint reading.

Currently, David is a member of the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA), and the Old Dominion Blacksmiths Association (ODBSA).