Smithey Ironware is a backyard story. Our founder, Isaac Morton, hatched the idea for Smithey while tinkering around his woodshed admiring the smooth surfaces and timeless logos design of vintage ironware. Here, he developed an expertise in restoring beautiful old cookware pieces, which he would then gift to friends and family.
After years of studying collector’s books and bird-dogging rusty old pieces to restore to their 1890’s 19th century glory, the prospect of creating something new piqued his curiosity. Creating and sharing a cast iron cookware line that honored the classic style of vintage pieces, but also harnessed modern technology and processes, just felt like a good idea. And from that idea – that a lost art might be restored into a modern icon – Smithey Ironware was born.
Forged by happenstance, Smithey partnered with renowned Charleston blacksmith (and Naval base neighbor) Robert Thomas in late 2018 to expand into carbon steel cookware. Each piece of the farmhouse collection is individually hand-forged and visually unique, while sharing core design features true to the Smithey name. The resulting cookware is as beautiful as it is functional.