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About Northwest Skillet Company

As a life long maker Peter Clark came to smithing by desire and a bit of chance. It was only 10 years later that he realized it is also in his blood. Imagine the surprise and deep connection Peter experienced when he realized his ancestry traces back to John Shields, blacksmith for Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery. Shields was indispensable to the expedition. In the words of Merriwether Lewis (1805) “we have been much indebted to the ingenuity of this man on many occasions.”.

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Today, in the Grande Ronde Valley of Northeast Oregon, along the historic Oregon Trail, Peter proudly continues the tradition of blacksmithing with a quality and grace that honors those who have come before. Each piece of hand forged cookware is lovingly designed and built to be a family heirloom for generations to come. Here at Northwest Skillet we connect the past to the present and humbly offer our traditions to you.

Sue Miller partners with Peter on the business side of the Northwest Skillet Company. She manages customer service, sales and the website.

Sue also raises a variety of heritage livestock breeds. A visit to our farm will introduce you to Kunekune pigs, Katahdin hair sheep, Bourbon Red turkeys, a plethora of chickens, and the livestock guardian dogs that watch over all.

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Our Commitment

Northwest Skillet Company recycles all of the steel remnants from the making of our skillets. We also use 80% re-purposed and recycled packing materials in the shipping of our products.

We encourage you to re-use and recycle the box and packing materials that come with your new hand forged pan. Local shipping companies are often happy to take bubble wrap and packing pillows off of your hands for re-use.

Thanks for helping!