Next Meeting

When: Dec 7 - 9, 10am. to 9pm each day

Where: Kitchener City Hall, 200 King St W, Kitchener, ON

What: Each year, The Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association demonstrates at this event in Civic Square, Kitchener all day.


 We are putting a call out on behalf of Lukas Nelkenbrecher.

He is a master blacksmith trained in Germany.  He has travelled to Canada looking for work.  After a disappointing experience working in a metal shop in Toronto he is asking our help to find more authentic blacksmithing employment.
If any of you professional smiths out there are looking for some help in your shop - please reach out to Martina 647 717 1305.  She will put you in touch with Lukas.
Lukas will travel home shortly for Christmas but would love to come back to work in Canada for approximately a 6 month period.


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Who We Are

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.

Blacksmithing is a fascinating subject: logical yet mysterious; elementary in its importance to the development of civilization, yet highly sophisticated in its practice.To most, the blacksmith is epitomized by sheer brute strength but such an epitome misses the mark widely.

Brains, imagination, and the power of visualization are far more important than brawn to the smith.The secret of success in the trade is really intellect and this must have been true of its beginnings.

Through demonstrations and practice the basics of blacksmithing are learned.