Tuli Fisher is a full time blacksmith in Bozeman, Montana. He graduated from Montana State University with degrees in Museum Studies and History. Since 1999 he’s been building hand tools and studying traditional tool making in various settings. Tuli developed a strong interest in tool-making borne out of his study of skilled trades and the guild system. In 2003 Tuli worked with a community supported agriculture (CSA) farmer to repair their farms tools and after fixing them Tuli designed and built his first collection of garden tools.
In addition to making hand forged garden tools, Tuli operated a full time horseshoeing business for 12 years working with horses in both Montana and California. During this time he developed an appreciation for well designed tools and began to build many of his own blacksmithing tools followed by tools for woodworkers, timber framers and stone masons. Being familiar with blacksmithing, effects of abrasive soils and toolmaking, designing and building garden tools was a logical next step.
Tuli is a member of the British Artist Blacksmith Association, as well as the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America. He is also a gardener with a fascination for giant pumpkins. When questioning the challenge of trying to grow vegetables in a Montana climate, he says, “But, at least I’ve got these amazing hand tools, right?!”
Awards & Recognition
"Outstanding Marketing" - Northwest Flower and Garden Show
Seattle, WA • February , 2016
"Best Marketing Presentation" - San Francisco Flower and Garden Show
San Francisco, CA • March, 2009
Media RecognitionVeranda Magazine
Thanks to Veranda Magazine for including our handcrafted garden tools in their style-savvy preview of the best things and ideas for the summer!
Garden Design Magazine
Handcrafted Garden Tools made in Bozeman, Montana (page 10). Garden Design Magazine has selected these beautiful tools handcrafted by full time blacksmith Tuli Fisher for inclusion in the Spring 2015 issue.
Bespoke Global has collaborated with Montana-Based Fisher Blacksmithing on a set of classic garden tools made of hand-forged steel with Black Walnut Handles.
Garden tools. Forged by Bozeman, MT, blacksmith Tuli Fisher, these tools have serious heft in the garden.
Forged by Bozeman, Montana, blacksmith Tuli Fisher, this trowel (pictured), hoe, and hand rake set has as much care put into it as you put into your heirloom tomato plants.
When it comes to beautiful and handcrafted designs, Tuli Fisher of Bozeman, Montana, has mastered the technique.
Montana resident Tuli Fisher not only elevates garden tools to works of art, he resurrects a lost craft.
Western Arts & Architecture
Western Arts & Architecture
Selected for "Things We Love" in Details Section of Western Arts & Architecture.
Showcase of the tools.
Cover and article, Bozeman Magazine.
Featured in "At Home", Bozeman Daily Chronicle.
Featured in Zone 4 Magazine, premier issue.