Zachary Lihatsh is an artist, designer, and blacksmith. He is the co-founder of Helen street studios LLC; an art and industrial space. He is the sole proprietor of Dry River Forge LLC. Zach Spends much of his time working in his shared studio space, creating tools and public art, as well as sculptures and private commissions. He received his MFA at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He has taught blacksmithing at high school and college levels as well as assisting at Penland School of craft in North Carolina. He has exhibited work and lectured at the Estonian Academy of Art, The University of Gothenburg, The Appalachian Center for Craft and Penland School of Craft. His Public art commissions can be seen in Tucson, Arizona and at The University of Gothenburg, Sweden.