Jordan Graff, Artist Blacksmith - owner of IRON BELLE METAL DESIGN
Jordan Graff is an artist blacksmith and also an expert welder/fabricator. As a graduate of The University of Cincinnati with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he has a unique skill set. His education and earned skill set have enabled him to not only have the knowledge to design and build, but also the creativity of an artist.
He grew up in the garage with his dad working on hotrods, and motorcycles. At an early age he fell in love with metal and working with his hands. During college he worked as a professional TIG welder/fabricator and gained professional fabrication skills. During this time Jordan found blacksmithing. He found that with the help of heat, force and creativity, steel can come alive. After college he worked as a professional manufacturing engineer for 7 years. All the while gaining more skills and confidence to start his own business. Along with his blacksmithing/metal fabrication business, Jordan has been teaching for years. He believes art can be both functional and sculptural, and when using metals as artistic medium, anything is possible.
"They sang don't waste your hate
Rather gather and create
Be of service, be a sensible person
Use your words and don't be nervous
You can do this, you've got purpose
Find your medicine and use it"
- Manifesto by Nakho and the Medicine for the People