Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America

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Logo for ABANA's 50-Year Anniversary. Text reads 50 Years of Forging Ahead

North America’s Largest Blacksmithing Community

The Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America (ABANA) is a community of blacksmiths, artisans, and enthusiasts dedicated to preserving and advancing blacksmithing as both a profession and a hobby. We provide opportunities for individuals and local affiliate organizations to further their blacksmithing education, strengthen their skills, and hone their craft. Showcasing the rich and vibrant work of modern smiths while providing historical context is central to our mission as we work to increase awareness of the art and craft amongst design professionals, architects, and the public.

Close up picture of a fence with forged scrollwork and organic elements.
Allegheny cemetery railing by Pittsburgh Area Artist-Blacksmiths Association.

Forging Better Blacksmiths Since 1973




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