Al Stephens was introduced to the art of blacksmithing while on a visit to a historic site in Illinois. He became a volunteer at the park's 19th century blacksmith forge and over the next several years developed his blacksmithing skills. In 2000, Al and his wife started Pequea Valley Forge and the company has been going strong ever since. Al is dedicated to high quality work with attention to craftsmanship, form and function—all of which are evident in his many beautiful hand-crafted pieces. His line of decorative candle holders, choppers, and cutters combine elegance with functionality, making them a perfect addition to any home.