Heirloom metalwork 
for the home or business.

Beautiful metal

Every piece we create is born out of our firm belief that great design coupled with beautiful materials can make our day-to-day lives richer and more rooted.

Santa Barbara Forge creates heirloom-quality custom metalwork that stands the test of time and inspires a return to excellence in craftsmanship. 

At the heart of our business is the collaborative exchange of ideas: bring your brainstorm, we’ll hammer it out.

Our dedicated and talented staff work hard to make sure that every weld and bend is executed with the highest possible degree of precision and workmanship.


Excellence and Adaptability

Our 4,500 square foot shop is filled to the brim with every kind of tool and machine imaginable—lathes, drill presses, band saws, acorn tables, anvils, punches, a CNC Plasma Cut table, several forges, and a design studio with full CAD design capabilities. 


We specialize in projects of any size, from small residential projects to large-scale architectural elements, from custom fabrications to sensitive and historical renovations. We also design and manufacture fully-customizable hardware for your kitchen, office, bedroom or institution, so that a consistent vein of design runs through your entire space.

Best of the New, Best of the Old

In full operation since 2005, Santa Barbara Forge + Iron has established itself as one of the most sought-after and respected metal fabrication production houses on the California coast. We do extensive work in the Santa Barbara/Montecito community, as well as Beverly Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Francisco, Truckee, and many others.

Our unwavering commitment to detail and accuracy uniquely equips us for for “distance-fit” projects (projects that are built at our shop, delivered to your home, and assembled onsite for a perfect fit). This distance-fit approach means less time spent on the job site, minimal foot traffic and disruption to your daily routine. 

We come to you and make it happen, wherever you are.

Long Distance?
No Problem.

We do extensive work in the Santa Barbara/Montecito community, as well as Beverly Hills, Rancho Palos Verdes, San Francisco, Truckee, and many others.

Our unwavering commitment to detail and accuracy makes us the best choice for “distance-fit” projects (projects that are built at our shop, delivered to your home, and assembled onsite for a perfect fit). 

This distance-fit approach means less time spent on the job site, minimal foot traffic and disruption to your daily routine. 

We come to you and make it happen, wherever you are.

Questions? Email us at info@sbforge.com or call us at (806)965-7111

I understand that, if authorized to begin work on this project, SB Forge + Iron will require a 50% materials deposit. I also give SB Forge + Iron permission to take photos / video of the completed project for use in our web site / promotional materials. 

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In addition to being a highly respected artist and designer in his own right, owner and CEO Dan Patterson (BA in Sculpture from Hope College and MFA from Transart in Berlin) brings almost two decades of project management, materials familiarity, and hands-on experience to each project. 

Dan
Patterson

Chief Production Officer and brother Andy Patterson is recognized as one of the finest blacksmiths on the central coast whose excellence, approachability, and sensitivity to clients’ needs have distinguished him widely among designers, architects, and homeowners alike. 

Andy
Patterson

Production Associate Ben LaBarge is a true craftsman with a sharp mind, broad interests, and a keen understanding of every level of the metalworking process. 

Ben LaBarge

Ray Martin

Production Associate Ray Martin's uncompromising attention to detail, work ethic, and systematic and organized approach makes him an asset on highly complex projects. 

Production Associate Winston Black brings a strong work ethic and precise approach to projects that makes him an asset on the production floor, as well as an enthusiastic and personable client liaison.  

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Black

Production Associate Tyler Seymour is a highly committed, tenacious craftsman with an eye for detail and the ability to work well as a member of a team. He is also an avid chef.

TYLER
SEYMOUR

Director of Marketing and Operations Joel Patterson oversees the marketing, branding, and online presence of the company while providing keen organizational and structural solutions that help SB Forge expand, improve, and achieve business goals. He is an avid bass player, photographer, and a graduate of Fuller Seminary.

Joel
Patterson

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Santa Barbara Forge + Iron Staff is a powerhouse of unique talents, specialties, and personalities, and brings decades of combined experience to every project. 


Leadership & Staff