Blacksmithing In North Carolina

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					  NC ABANA Membership Application
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                                                                                                                                                       Areas of Blacksmithing Interest: ____________________________________________

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Triad Area Blacksmiths

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Marshall Swaringen         Advance, NC
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       3rd Saturday 9:00AM for business,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and all day forging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dixie Fairgrounds, Winston Salem, NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Southern Foothills Blacksmiths

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Steve Barringer    Mooresville, NC
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Triangle Blacksmith Guild
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Randy Stoltz      Cary, NC
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Brasstow n Blacksmiths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Paul Garrett    Brasstown, NC                 FASCINATING
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3rd Saturday 12 noon, even # months
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Noon to 4PM
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Amos Tucker      Kenly, NC
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 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:
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
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:
   The meetings are usually a mixture of
                                                      WHAT DOES MEMBERSHIP COST?                 
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.