Matt Jenkins spent his childhood watching his father craft the world around him. As a young adult, he worked beside his dad in the blacksmith shop at Lower Fort Garry. Over the past 25 years, he has honed his skills by learning traditional blacksmith techniques. A friend introduces Karen Rudolph to blacksmithing in 2000 from then on she honed her metalsmithing skills under a variety of Schools in Western North Carolina. This background has lead to a diverse portfolio that fuses classic designs and modern sensibilities. Together, Matt and Karen, own and operate Cloverdale Forge, which specializes in custom works for the home.