Anna R. Koplik
Photo by Joseph Lech
Anna graduated with a BFA in jewelry from Pratt Institute where she discovered her love for metalwork and forging. While in school, she took bladesmithing classes at Peters Valley School of Crafts, and after graduating in 2015 she shifted her focus to blacksmithing. She has worked at Peters Valley, Touchstone Center for Crafts, and Center for Metal Arts, as well as doing fabrication and architectural metalwork at Atlas Forge, Spirit Ironworks, Inc., Davis Metalsmiths, and Caleb Kullman Studio.
Anna has a passion for teaching and showing beginner smiths the many different possibilities blacksmithing has to offer. She has taught at a variety of craft schools, including Peters Valley and Touchstone, and is currently working as the Blacksmithing Artist Fellow at Peters Valley. Her personal work focuses mainly on tool and utensil making, combining functionality with a refined, delicate aesthetic.