Jon Hadden has been forging steel since 2015. He started learning from home before taking his first class at Peters Valley School of Craft. Jon has also taken classes at The New England School of Metalwork in Auburn ME before returning to Peters Valley in 2018 and 2019 as the studio assistant in the Blacksmith Shop. Jon began teaching classes at Peters Valley in 2019. Jon is most interested in the raw nature of the metals he works with and the natural beauty that emerges from them. He enjoys creating beautiful pieces that are also of practical value.