Next Meeting

When: November, Saturday the 10th.  10 am to 4 pm

Where: 26 Clarence Street, Guelph Ontario

What: Graeme Sheffield of The Ironwood Anvil will be working on a sculptural piece.

The shop is located behind the house.  Parking is on the street.

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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.

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.

 

Iron In The Hat. What is it?

If you come out to our meetings you'll have the chance to participate in our fundraiser - "Iron In The Hat". This is how it works. Members are all encouraged to bring an item for Iron In The Hat. It should be blacksmithing or at least metalworking related. Tools, books, scrap metal, safety gear, something you forged yourself are all good examples. The items are all gathered together on a table, everyone has a chance to look, buy tickets and bet on items of their choosing. Usually at the mid point of a meeting a ticket is drawn for each item and the winner gets to take that item home. It's a fun way to share, get to know each other and most importantly to raise money for our organization! Thanks everyone!

OABA T-Shirts now available!

After a long wait and demand, OABA T-Shirts are now available! These shirts come with a pocket, OABA logo, Model-T Ford colour choices (any colour you want as long as its black), are made in Canada, and only cost $20 (+$2 for XXL).