The Anvil’s Ring

Our Renowned Blacksmith Art Magazine

The Anvil’s Ring is ABANA’s primary publication, issued quarterly to members, filled with sixty pages of interesting articles, tips, historical notes, photos of members’ work, supplier ads, book reviews, and event information.

If you want the most comprehensive overview on what’s happening in the artist-blacksmithing world or the inspiration to get you out to the forge, this quarterly will take you there.

The magazine is available only as part of ABANA membership. To Join ABANA and begin receiving The Anvil’s Ring magazine. Becoming a member entitles many additional benefits:

  1. Quarterly issues of the renowned Blacksmith Art Magazine Anvil’s Ring
  2. Quarterly issues of the Hammer’s Blow with invaluable tips and tricks for Blacksmiths of all experience levels
  3. Access to educational classes, videos and materials
  4. Eligibility for National Blacksmith Curriculum Certification
  5. Digital access to all print publications back to 1978
  6. Eligibility for education grants and scholarships
  7. Access to membership directory to find talent close by and worldwide
  8. Enjoying the fellowship of the worldwide Blacksmith Community
  9. Discounts at blacksmith suppliers and ABANA conferences
  10. Right to vote and be voted to the ABANA Board and serve on committees

Back Issues

Here are some free samples. Members can view all issues back to 1973 for free.

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Meet the Editor

Addison de Lisle holds a BFA in Metalsmithing & Jewelry from the Maine College of Art and Design, and an MFA in Blacksmithing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He also completed a fellowship in architectural ironwork at the Fondation de Coubertin, and attended numerous workshops, conferences, and residencies around the country.

​In addition to his studio practice, de Lisle has taught at notable craft centers including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Craft, Appalachian Center for Craft, John C. Campbell Folk School, Center for Metal Arts, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and the American College of the Building Arts. Noteworthy commissions include the Unitarian Church in Charleston, the Sette of Odd Volumes Society, Warren Lasch Conservation Center, and the Juliette Low Birthplace Museum. He works as the Editor of The Anvil’s Ring.