You may have thought blacksmithing went out with the Old West. But thanks to two local artists, it’s alive and well in a Ballard studio.

Patrick Maher and Caryn Badgett are partners behind Blu Skillet Ironware, a small business that makes hand-forged iron skillets.

It takes about half a day for one pan to go from raw carbon steel to completed pan

Some products come with a lifetime guarantee, but Maher and Badgett believe their products
will outlast your lifetime.

"Which is kind of a nice thought to think that you're making something
that's going to be around for generations,”