Next Meeting


May 7, 2016

Poppy forging at John McCrae House in Guelph, On:

There will be Forging Demonstration by OABA members from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

OABA invites Member of the Public to bring your children and youth as they will have an opportunity to try forging Poppies.





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The Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association is a group of professional and part time blacksmiths, as well as others who are interested in the field. Some members have a great deal of experience, while others have only a little.

Fourth Millennium: The Blacksmith’s Art Continues April 1, 2016 - May 209, 2016.

The Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology will be hosting a blacksmithing exhibit in the spring of 2016.

All OABA members and the General Public are invited to come see the exhibit, entitled “Fourth Millennium: The Blacksmith’s Art Continues”. The exhibit will contain a gallery of contemporary forged ironwork, along with a collection of anvils.

Saturday, April 2, 2016 will mark the opening of the Fourth Millennium Exhibit. There will be a two hour forge–in / public demonstration in the morning and an opening reception in the afternoon free to all who wish to attend and enjoy the display of ironwork from several OABA members. This will be the first iteration of this exhibit. The next will be at the Woodstock Museum from September 26 to November 5, 2016. It will be an opportunity to exhibit for those of you who were unable to do so for Hamilton.


For the public, we seek to promote the work and trade of blacksmithing, both traditional and modern, as a high quality, creative craft and affordable art form which has a growing place in modern society. For an example of some of what we have to offer, please peruse our Gallery. For those looking to hire a blacksmith, please read Hiring a Blacksmith.

For our members, we seek to promote an exchange of creative ideas, provide an opportunity for teaching and learning about specific techniques of blacksmithing. How to Join.


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