Praire Wolf Forge

Meet Jerry R Spiker, artistic blacksmith. Master of the Forge.

Jerry R. Spiker is an artist-blacksmith from Sidney Nebraska, the great-grandson of pioneers. Growing up in western Nebraska, Jerry, developed a consciousness for the value of quality.

He studied blacksmithing at The Forgery School of Blacksmithing under master blacksmith, Robb Gunter, and attended regional and national blacksmithing venues to perfect his techniques and skill, as a craftsman.

Working with ironwork for thirty years, Jerry has developed an individual style of hand-forged, organic, ironwork that has caught the attention of others involved in the craft, as well as clients throughout the United States and Canada. This unique style, with an emphasis on superb craftsmanship, delivers the client that will be useful and admired for generations. The benefits are yours!

The pursuit of excellence is an attitude…it involves wisdom and sound judgment…it is a lifetime, career-long commitment…it is a way of life…it is doing the job right the first time. It is inner directed, not the result of external pressure, it is our own self worth-who we are and the price and satisfaction that comes from being the right kind of person, not just in doing the right things.

James J. O’Connor

Member of National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association.
Member of Artist-Blacksmith Association of North America .
Member of Rocky Mountain Blacksmiths Association
Member of Prairie Blacksmiths Association


March, 1988 Gold and Bronze awards for metal sculpture, design and fabrication at N.O.M.M.A. International Competition in Denver, Colorado

Platte Valley Builders Association - Best Home Decorating/Furnishing - Spring Home and Garden Show 1997

Several local art fair awards for excellence in metal work

Major Publications

Ironwork: Dynamic Details
Author: Dona Z. Meilach
Publisher: Schiffer

Fabricator Magazine -- Official publication of N.O.M.M.A.
  March - April, 1988 - Sculpture
  May - June, 1988 - Sculpture
  January - February, 1991 - Cover page and feature article

Anvil's Ring -- Official publication of A.B.A.N.A.
  Summer 1990 - Sculpture
  Winter 1992-93 - Sculpture
  Summer 1994 - Coffee Table and Sculpture
  Fall 2003 - Hand Forged Coral Reef railing
  Spring 2004 - Hand Forged Humming Bird and Morning Glory
  Fall 2005 - St. Patrick's Catholic Church -Crosses, Fence and Gates
  Spring 2007 - Hand Forged Grape Vine Fence
  Summer 2009 - Western Nebraska Black Bark Elm Project
  Fall 2011 - Larry Glassburns Memorial Gate

Nebraska Life Magazine - NETV Statewide
  May/June 2006 - Spotlight on iron work and studio

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Clickable Images

Jerry on Nebraska Educational TV
Jerry On NETV
4min 10sec

Jerry Firing the Anvil on July 4th
Jerry Anvil Firing
41s Movie

Jerrys Texas Tree
Crafting a Tree
2m 34s Movie

Jerry Spiker with metal wall hanging at the Heritage Health Care Center


Nebraskas Lt. Governor Sheehy touring the Prairie Wolf Forge in Sidney. 11/17/05


Jerry Spiker at the Prairie Wolf Forge.


Jerry Spiker at work.


Gold Award 1988 NOMMA


Bronze Award 1988 NOMMA


Dona Z. Meilach


© Jerry Spiker ~ 2396 King Street ~ Sidney Nebraska ~ 308.249.1440