Welcome to SOFA, Creative and Friendly!


Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil (SOFA), an affiliate of ABANA, is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1977. Its founders, Emmert Studebaker, Larry Wood, and Bob Zeller were inspired by ABANA and former Ohio Artists Blacksmith Association to create an organization to preserve and promote the art of blacksmithing.



Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Featured Events

I saw a smith stand with his hammer, thus,
The whilst his iron did on the anvil cool.

– Shakespeare, King John