My name is Jeannette Low and I have been a part of the blacksmithing family in North Carolina from birth. When I was a kid, I would help my dad with the finish work on his pieces. In 2013, I picked up a hammer and started forging for the first time. Little did I know that with that first swing of a hammer, a passion would be born. Learning blacksmithing has been the greatest joy of my life and I look forward to enjoying it as long as possible. As vice president, I would like to help educate the next generation of blacksmiths in North Carolina.
I look forward to serving NCABANA proud. If you see me around, please feel free to say hello and let me know if I can help you. Happy Smithing!!
The scholarships available for 2021 were not awarded because no applications were received. The W. Dean Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by NC ABANA for members to attend blacksmithing classes and workshops. Scholarship funds may be used to cover tuition, room, and board. Any member of NCABANA who has been a member at least one full year prior to his/her application will be eligible for a scholarship. NC ABANA members interested in applying for a Scholarship should contact their local area representative or any board member for scholarship requirements and an application form. Completed applications may be submitted to any Board Member.
Iron in the Hat provided $1235.00 to the scholarship fund from 2021. The NCABANA board has voted to provide two scholarships valued at $1,000.00 each for 2022. One scholarship has been awarded to date which leaves one available.
The first quarter meeting is 3/19/22 at Big Blu in Morganton. Iron in the Hat will be held. This meeting pulls in a lot of donations from smiths around the state. Please don't forget to bring an item to donate and a few extra dollars to buy some raffle tickets. Stick around after lunch is served for the drawing. You never know if you will win the item that is missing from your shop!!