Forge and Fountain is the creative passion of husband and wife Joshua Haiman and Holly DeFount.
We believe the crafting of jewelry is a sacred art; each of us brings our own form of enchantment to the work.


Joshua   |   The Forge

Joshua is an accomplished jeweler and blacksmith from a diverse family of Berkeley artisans and innovators. With over a decade of bench experience as a production and fine jewelry artist, Joshua wields the hammer of Forge and Fountain. As designer and primary fabricator, Joshua oversees the studio and all its workings. He currently teaches Jewelry and Metalsmithing at College of Marin in Kentfield, CA.

Holly   |   The Fountain

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Holly is our designer and teller of stories: the ‘feather’ behind Forge and Fountain. Hers is the hand that sketches, carves, and fine-tunes many of our one of a kind pieces, deftly weaving threads of sacred meaning into our work. An accomplished fine artist and cartomancer; Holly self published The Incidental Tarot (2012) and A Curious Oracle (2015).


As 21st century jewelers, we aspire to create a body of inspirational work that is in tune with an ethical, sustainable future. See our Mission Statement for a full explanation of our process and resources.