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.

 

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Upcoming Events

10 Week Basic Blacksmithing Course

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 9, 2021

Tong Making Workshop

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

10 Week Basic Blacksmithing Course

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 9, 2021

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

– Shakespeare, King John

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