David Norrie's Blacksmithing School, Forge with Intention is part of Davita Art Farm, the home and studios of David and Anita Yeh Norrie. They have converted a 1902 farm, with it's 11 outbuildings, into an artist's playground in Colorado. What was once an implement shed is now the well-equiped, expansive forge housing David Norrie's Blacksmithing School, Forge with Intention. A dairy barn is now a painting studio, while an old horse barn houses a drawing room, music room and offices. A small grain silo has been converted into student housing.  For $30 a night, students have a unique sleeping arrangement with access to hot showers and a small kitchen facility.

David and his wife, Anita Yeh
David and his wife, Anita Yeh

David is an artist blacksmith and sculpture. Anita is an artist, decorative painter, and art therapist. Together they own Davita Art Farm, Forge with Intention, The David Norrie Blacksmithing School.

Davita Art Farm Entrance
Davita Art Farm Entrance

Located in the art community of Berthoud, Colorado in the middle of the Front Range Urban Community

View of Rocky Mtns from Davita Farm
View of Rocky Mtns from Davita Farm

Berthoud, Colorado lies between a river and acres of farm land at the base of the Rocky Mountains

Arial view of Davita Art Farm
Arial view of Davita Art Farm

Built in 1902 the farm has a home and eleven outbuildings.

Well equiped forging stations
Well equiped forging stations

At Forge with Intention David Norrie Blacksmithing School

Forging Section with 5 stations
Forging Section with 5 stations

at Forge with Intention Blacksmithing school also known as David Norrie Blacksmithing School

The 110# Pnuematic Power Hammer
The 110# Pnuematic Power Hammer

Sahinler self contained power hammer

300 and 750 lb power hammers
300 and 750 lb power hammers
Coal and Propane Forges available
Coal and Propane Forges available
Acetylene torch & welding equipment
Acetylene torch & welding equipment

In the background is one of the two hydraulic presses used for sculpture work.

The smaller of the two presses
The smaller of the two presses
Gas, mig and tig welders
Gas, mig and tig welders