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

Intro to Blacksmithing Course

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Monthly Meeting

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

QuadState 2022

September 23 - September 25

Featured Events

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

– Shakespeare, King John