Ira DeKoven (03/08/1947- ) is a blacksmith and welder whose work has been exhibited throughout the United States in collections such as the Abana Convention Exhibit and the Atlanta Crafts Fair. His work was purchased for permanent display at South Carolina Welcome Centers. He currently is working in Walkertown, NC. His work includes large entry gates, garden gates, fire screens, accessories, and railings. DeKoven creates his work from iron, steel, bronze and cooper. He opened DeKoven Forge in the 1970’s where he works and sells his pieces.