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Jan Smetana

Jan Smetana
Production Manager and Master Blacksmith

With his mastery of restoration work and deep knowledge of the time-honored techniques of classical blacksmithing, Jan Smetana earned the distinction of being one of the youngest master blacksmiths in the Czech Republic. He joined Gold Coast Metal Works when it was established in 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Smetana worked on new commissions and restoration projects in Italy, Belgium, California and the Czech Republic. He began his career as an apprentice blacksmith 30 years ago while attending secondary school in his hometown of Olomouc. Married with two children, Mr. Smetana is an avid outdoorsman and has hiked across national parks on several continents. He is fluent in English.