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.
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.
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.
The result of a dynamic collaboration between an army of local volunteers, businesses, and foundations, the world-class Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (www.moxi.org) was scheduled to open in February of 2017.
The design team approached Santa Barbara Forge with a unique challenge: fabricate a series of unique outdoor light fixtures that would both complement the unique and beautiful architecture of the building and reference the nearby coastal flora/fauna.
The team at SB Forge got to work, and fabricated and installed 25 hand-forged outdoor light fixtures, as well as a large bowl-style bronze centerpiece lamp for the main roof tower, all designed by Ann Kale Associates.
Smart design and cutting-edge technology came together for these stunning outdoor light fixtures.
Beginning with hand-sketches on paper, these historic Moorish-influenced lights were then painstakingly designed in a CAD program before each piece was precision-cut and hand-assembled in the shop, weld-by-weld.
For many of our clients, the process of seeing an idea develop from conception to completion is artistically and personally exhilarating.
The process is a collaborative one; we will do our best to honor your artistic vision while offering our personal and professional suggestions in the design and fabrication process.
In short, we are excited to work with you.
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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.
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.
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.
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 Bernd Zeugswetter's calm, focused tenacity ensures every project receives the highest level of attention and quality.
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.