Welcome to the North Carolina Artist Blacksmiths Association

NCABANA is a non-profit organization of volunteer blacksmiths, united in a common goal: the continued preservation of our craft through education, communication, demonstration, and fellowship. Our mission is rooted in the empowerment of all blacksmiths, regardless of skill level, in pursuing the highest standards of craftsmanship possible.


Mark your calendars for our 2nd Quarter Meeting at The Carthage Forge!

Saturday, June 29th starting at 9AM

Directions can be found within the following link:

The Carthage Forge - 211 Martin Street, Carthage NC 28327


This family friendly event will feature live blacksmithing demonstrations, "Iron in the Hat" raffles, incredible food, tailgate sales, and networking; we encourage you to attend! Non-Members are welcome!




Become a Member of NCABANA

What are the benefits of joining?

Are you interested in learning more about the craft or getting involved in the community? As a member of NCABANA, you’ll enjoy a wide array of perks:

  • Quarterly Meetings: blacksmith gatherings held throughout North Carolina that feature live demonstrations from skilled blacksmiths, raffles, tailgate sales, and networking
  • “Hot Iron Sparkle” Quarterly Newsletters:access to exclusive blacksmithing content with a variety of projects, technical information, community updates, classifieds, and more
  • Regional Blacksmithing Groups:Monthly/Quarterly meetings with access to experienced blacksmiths, open forging sessions and/or guided projects.
  • W. Dean Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund: 1K Tuition assistance further promotes the support for members wanting to pursue additional education and advancement of skill sets
  • NCABANA Library: Full access to various hardcopy books and videos with a specific focus on blacksmithing techniques
  • Community: Members of NCABANA forge lasting relationships with fellow smiths in and all-around North Carolina. Be a part of our family, today



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