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

Triangle Area Group Leaders


Randy Stoltz

Meeting Times

The NC ABANA Triangle Blacksmiths meetings, open forging sessions, and public demonstrations have resumed.

The Triangle Blacksmiths meet the second Saturday of every month except October at the NC State Fairgrounds Heritage Forge. We plan to hold additional events like public demonstrations soon.


Triangle Area Blacksmith Report by Randy Stoltz

November 13, 2021
Triangle Area Blacksmiths Meetings
Saturday, November 13 the NC ABANA Triangle Blacksmiths held meetings at Heritage Forge on the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC.   About 25 people atrtended with a good number being new members or prospective members. Multiple propane forges were set up outside the shop since the coal forges inside the shop were being repaired.  Each forge had at least two anvils set up nearby and all day long multiple people got hands on experience forging. For many of the attendees it was their first time forging steel and they all seemed to enjoy it. Following lunch we held an Iron in the Hat Raffle of donated items. The funds raised will be used to help improve our Triangle Blacksmiths area meetings and to help cover expeses like propane, coal, and steel used for the meetings.
If you are interested in coming to our meetings please contact me by sending email to triangleblacksmiths@gmail.com