Organization: Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association


“Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association [OABA] was established in Canada during 1982 as a chapter of the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America (ABANA)…”

“The ONTARIO ARTIST BLACKSMITH ASSOCIATION seeks to promote the work and trade of blacksmithing, both traditional and modern.Members are drawn from all those interested in all types of iron work, whether full time professional or weekend hobbyist.”

– excerpts from the website



Organization: Artist Blacksmith Association of North America


“Blacksmithing, the cornerstone of all crafts for centuries, has come back to life…A new appreciation of the honest, enduring qualities of forged metal has developed.”

At the heart of this revival has been the Artist-Blacksmith’s Association of North America, Inc., a non-profit educational association dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge about the art and craft. Started by a handful of isolated blacksmiths in Georgia in 1973, ABANA now serves over 4,200 members.”
– excerpts from the website



Organization:  The Canadian National Blacksmithing Conference

website: CanIron


Pickering Museum Village Foundation

Organization: Pickering Museum Village Foundation


article of interest: m. puigmarti

“The Pickering Museum Village depicts the cultural, social, and economic history of Durham Region from the early 1800s to the turn of the century. The museum village is an important educational facility, providing hands-on experiences to more than 18,000 students annually, as well as a centre of tourism, hosting a variety of special events throughout the year…”

excerpt from the website


Uxbridge Studio Tour

Organization:Uxbridge Studio Tour

website: Uxbridge Studio Tour

article of interest: mark puigmarti

“The tour sites are located in and around the beautiful town of Uxbridge, along the surrounding country roads and in the hamlets of Claremont, Goodwood, Sandford, Victoria Corners, Port Perry and Sunderland”

excerpt from the website




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