From a young age Herman Doty has followed a family tradition of Blacksmithing. He uses tools and equipment handed down from his great grandfather.
Working in the vocational trades all his life which included mechanical, electrical, and fabrication experience everything from being on the crew of a professional off road raceway team, Sign and Graphics Industry, to supporting high temperatures testing at a General Motors Proving Ground in Arizona for over 10 years.
Herman continues to expand his skills and has found his home in Rockaway Beach, Oregon and his passion in metal art.
At the age of 24 Herman found himself fighting for his life in a battle with cancer. His passions and trade skills helped him through those struggles and led him to where he is at today.
Along with creating wonderful works of arts and pratical metal designs Herman has found a reward in introducing others to the ancient art of Blacksmithing and metal in hopes of passing his skills and talents to other people especially younger people who are looking for practical skills outside of college curriculum.
The Ringing Anvil Design shop is located in the Washed Ashore Arts, Crafts & More building where you can find arts and crafts from over 30 vendors as well as those the creations of the the blacksmith artist.
Camp 18 Blacksmith shop
Come join us at Camp 18 for occasional Blacksmith Demonstrations. Walk over from the restaurant about one block east and look for the blacksmith shop. We have just added a 30 foot section to our building and it is our hopes to be opened as many Sundays as possible.
Join in if you like and bring your own forge and set it up. We have lots of room and parking area. We need blacksmith volunteers.
Bring the kids and family.
Camp 18 Memorial Museum grounds is a fun place to explore and learn about our logging history and remember those who gave their lives working in the logging industry.
Ringing Anvil Design
320 Highway 101 S
Rockaway Beach, Oregon 97136