CBA is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to educating smiths and preserving the art and craft of blacksmithing. Started in 1977, by a group of 17 California blacksmiths, CBA has developed into a thriving group of over 650 blacksmiths and enthusiasts. We are a diverse group of men and women whose common interest is a passion for working metal. Our non-profit, volunteer organization is dedicated to keeping the tradition, art, and craft of blacksmithing alive.
CBA welcomes anyone interested in blacksmithing, from beginners to professionals. Be sure to join us so you can enjoy the people, events and resources that make the CBA a valuable organization.
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CBA brings blacksmith education online! From an expanded online magazine with more content and pictures to high caliber demonstrations from champions of the blacksmithing world, the CBA has updated our offerings to fulfil your needs.
Members may register for online demonstrations here to save on classes with a membership discount. Look at the Events page drop-down menu above to find Zoom tutorials currently being offered. Some tutorials are offered as a series, and others as stand-alone classes. Be sure to check back frequently for current offerings as we add new opportunities.