Artistic Blacksmiths Association of North Carolina
Artistic Blacksmiths Association of North Carolina


We are an organization of blacksmiths who want to strengthen our community through education, hands on experience, and promote public understanding of the trade through demonstration.

Members enjoy access to scholarships, information about meetings all around the state, a subscription to our quarterly publication (digital or in print) as well as a wealth of online archives.

What's New?

The Fair season is upon us. From the Dixie Classic to the NC State Fair, we have blacksmiths from all over the state demonstrating publicly. Come on out and see the smiths hard at work while the chance lasts. 


November 2nd will be this years bonus quarterly meeting. Join in on the fun at John  C. Campbell Folk school where we will have demonstrations, tailgating, and much more. Want to get to know folks and see the amazing shop at the school? This is the time to do it!


December 7th will be the final quarterly meeting of the year! Jerry Darnell will be demonstrating at the shop of Roger Barbour in Clayton. This is a fun event, and Jerry is a wealth of knowledge. Come out and pick his brain a little, learn some very interesting ironwork techniques, and enjoy the comraderie. 

We hope to see you there!


Photo Streams

Around NC


State Fair

Events Calendar

Officers Reports


Lyle Wheeler

V. President

Brandon Willson


Jennifer Phillips


John Fluke