Old Mill Forge is a full-service metal design, blacksmith, and forging facility located in Northern Colorado. OMF is determined to adorn the landscape with natural rock-iron ‘living’ sculptures that convert any terrain or environment into a happy-healthy sanctuary.

To accomplish that goal, Old Mill Forge offers two artisan blacksmith brands – mötalíf and mötavíron – from which divine works of art accelerate the pursuit of paradise – heaven on earth.

mötalíf = möta (forge) + líf (life): mötalíf encompasses the rock-iron ‘living’ Birds of Paradise sculptures featured on this (OMF) website.

mötavíron = möta (forge) + víron (environment): mötavíron encompasses the functional and utilitarian iron that surround us in every day life – forged earth elements within our environment, such as; railings, gates, balustrades, chandeliers, hardware and other large works.

Man must create. And ‘to forge’, simply put, is to skillfully and creatively shape iron that enhances our lives.

Some of the earliest records and relics of advanced blacksmiths and their forging techniques are Nordic. The dictionary defines Nordic’ as, “of or relating to Scandinavia, Finland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands” and “of or relating to or denoting a physical type of northern European peoples characterized by tall stature, a bony frame, light coloring, and a dolichocephalic head” – a dead-ringer for OMF’s owner. And yes, mötalíf and mötavíron mentioned prior are of Icelandic origin.

That said, our owner and lead designer/blacksmith/artisan is a stickler for keeping every aspect of Old Mill Forge – anvils, tools, steel, and rocks – 100% ‘Made in the USA‘.

And because Old Mill Forge sculptures are completely hand-forged in the USA, no two are alike – further ensuring our Birds of Paradise collection will transform your sanctuary into an exclusive paradise. Distinct. A distinction that begins with natural stones from private Rocky Mountain canyons and ravines, robust custom forged steel, and ruthless attention to detail by the artist. Our matchless design and quality guarantees that your original OMF ‘forged for life‘ sculpture will last untold lifetimes – a gift for all generations.

retailers and art dealers

Join our growing list of popular art galleries, lawn and garden centers, fine gift shops, home furnishing centers, upscale resort boutiques, luxury pool supply warehouses, and chic specialty shops that feature our Birds of Paradise sculptures.

'forged for life'

timeless rock-iron sculptures that transform environments into paradise

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