NC ABANA Membership Application Regional Groups Blacksmithing Comments: ____________________________________________________________ Web Site: __________________________Forge Name:_________________________ Areas of Blacksmithing Interest: ____________________________________________ Blacksmithing Experience: ________________________________________________ Email Address: _________________________________________________________ Phone (Home): ________________________ (Work or Cell): _____________________ City:___________________________________________State:______Zip:__________ Address: _______________________________________________________________ Name: _________________________________________________________________ In Regional groups hold their own meetings. Please contact the host to confirm date, time and location. Members may attend any of North these meeting. Triad Area Blacksmiths Carolina Marshall Swaringen Advance, NC (336) 998-7827 1st Tuesday 6:30PM for demos 3rd Saturday 9:00AM for business, and all day forging Dixie Fairgrounds, Winston Salem, NC Southern Foothills Blacksmiths QUESTIONS Steve Barringer Mooresville, NC (704) 660-1560 2nd Sunday, each month Triangle Blacksmith Guild AND Randy Stoltz Cary, NC (919) 481-9263 ANSWERS 1st Saturday, even # months ABOUT A Brasstow n Blacksmiths Paul Garrett Brasstown, NC FASCINATING (828) 835-8441 3rd Saturday 12 noon, even # months Noon to 4PM ART B.O.L.T. Blacksmith Guild Amos Tucker Kenly, NC (252) – 289-7317 1st Sat. or Sun. Even # months Annual dues are $25 (inside USA), $35 (outside USA). Make check or money order payable to NC ABANA. Cut out the form above and send it along with your check or money order to: NC ABANA c/o Marty Lyon 220 Fearrington Post Pittsboro, NC 27312 For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ncabana.org WHAT IS NC ABANA? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF IS BLACKSMITHING A DYING ART? NC ABANA is the North Carolina Affiliate MEMBERSHIP? Not at all, blacksmithing is growing. The of the Artist Blacksmith Association of 1. Members receive “The Hot Iron Sparkle”, memberships in ABANA and in NC North America, an organization of men quarterly. This excellent newsletter contains ABANA have both doubled within the last and women who are practicing and news of the organization, schedule and five years. More and more people are learning preserving the skills of blacksmithing. The location of meetings, as well as informative to appreciate the beauty of hand-forged organization includes hobbyists, farriers (people articles on blacksmithing techniques, plans for ironwork, and galleries are eager to present the who shoe horses), blade smiths (knife neat projects: and valuable safety tips. The work of metal sculptors. makers), architectural fabricators, newsletter contains schedules of blacksmithing sculptors, museum interpreters, furniture conferences held throughout the country, and WHERE CAN WE SEE makers, and other artists and craftsmen who blacksmithing classes being taught in North BLACKSMITHS AT WORK? utilize the traditional skills of the blacksmith to Carolina and elsewhere. Members of NC ABANA regularly create useful and beautiful objects. 2. Members have access to the library demonstrate at the Dixie Classic Fair in WHEN AND WHERE DOES IT MEET? containing many of the most authoritative Winston-Salem, NC and at the North Carolina books on blacksmithing and metal sculpture. State Fair in Raleigh. Blacksmiths interpret NC ABANA holds quarterly chapter the traditional craft at living history museums The library also has videotapes and DVDs of meetings at various locations around blacksmithing demonstrations. such as Old Salem, and Colonial North Carolina, usually on the third Williamsburg. Saturday. Meetings begin at 9:30 a.m. & 3. Members are eligible, after one year to And of course you are welcome to visit o n e continue until about 4:00 in the afternoon. See apply for one of several scholarships that are of our chapter or regional meetings our website for the schedule. In addition to given annually. Scholarships may be used at a n d w a t c h t h e demonstrations. the chapter meetings, the Regional Groups the John C. Campbell Folk School, the hold separate meetings. See “Regional Penland School of Crafts, or at any other FOR MORE INFORMATION Group” section of this brochure for details. institution teaching blacksmithing. Visit the NC ABANA website at: WHAT GOES ON AT MEETINGS? The meetings are usually a mixture of WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP COST? www.ncabana.org demonstrations of blacksmithing techniques, Annual dues in NC ABANA are only shoptalk about tools and supplies, tool swap $25.00 per year ($35.00 outside USA. among members, and displays of member’s W e a r e a n o n - p r o f i t organization and IF YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN work. An "Iron-in-the-Hat" drawing is held to approved as such by the IRS. BLACKSMITHING AND METAL raise money for the scholarship fund. Often, WORKING, WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN multiple forges are set up for beginners to try WITH US IN THE NORTH CAROLINA their hand and learn from the more ARTIST BLACKSMITH ASSOCIATION experienced blacksmiths. Lunch is available, at chapter meetings, for a reasonable cost. OF NORTH AMERICA.