I am Artist Blacksmith Joe Gentile

I became interested in blacksmithing in the fall of 2001. Thanks to the Tidewater Blacksmiths Guild for teaching me the basics. Then in 2010 I co-founded Artist Blacksmith Group of Tidewater (ABGT). 

Being a blacksmith is one of the defining moments in my life, and a real passion, but none of it would be possible without the love and support of my wife.

Thank you for visiting my site and if you have any questions or comments please feel free to post them or e-mail.


Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.    

             – Thessalonians 4:11,12   


The following are a list of organizations I belong to, without them I would not have been able to pursue my passion for blacksmithing.

ABANA – Artist – Blacksmiths Association of North America

ABGT – Artist Blacksmith Group of Tidewater (Facebook page)

TBG – Tidewater Blacksmiths Guild

You tube – JGanvil

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