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.



Come Visit Us!

Upcoming Events

Tong Making Workshop

January 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

10 Week Basic Blacksmithing Course

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

February 5 @ 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