Next Meeting


When: Saturday, April 21st.  10 am - 4 pm.
Where: 36404 Huron Rd, Goderich, ON
Jim Wallace, a founding member of OABA will be hosting this meeting.  He plans to share 40 Years of Creative Thinking as it relates to blacksmithing projects and running a business.
Bronson Kozdas will join Jim Wallace in the discussion.  Bronson was the 2017 recipient of the Education Grant offered by OABA.  With his grant he attended "Unpacking the Designer's Toolbox: Design Masterclass with Adrien Legge".
The forge will be lit and the discussion will move to jigs, from the construction and use of the very humble and very versatile. 
This will be a great opportunity to explore a shop where an Artist Blacksmith has worked for more than 40 years.
*** Don't forget to bring an item for Iron in The Hat, and your SAFETY GLASSES***


For those attending or interested in attending the Tom Latané Demo in April at Upper Canada Village please check the Events Calendar for more information.

Also Catherine Latané will be offering a Tin Smithing workshop in conjuntion with Tom's Demo.  Please check the Notice section of the website for more information.

Call Lloyd Johnston @ 705 426 5396 for further inquiries.

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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.


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