Welcome to the CBA website

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 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.

Education Certificates Awarded at Spring Conference 2017


Jonathan Allen, Bill Brazill, Boaz Clark, Andrew Gibson, David Gottfredson, Shawn W. Holton, Mike Hopkins, Jeff Hunter, Matthew Oliphant, Jonathan Piper, Miguel de los Rios, Patrick Rogers, Cody Sadberry, Cliff Sime, Ryan Stogesdill, Frank Tosatto, Meghann Welsh.

Dana Dre, Norm Kuhn, Pat McMichael.

Mike Mumford, Jeff Hunter, Chris Ruiz, David Shuford.


Spring Conference 2017 Photographers

  • Paul Boulay
  • John Graham
  • Michael Horgan
  • Grant Loper
  • Jun Ishikura

Hard Rock Hammer-In 2017 Photographers

  • John Graham
  • Tom Davisson
  • Victoria Ritter

Become a member

Enjoy the benefits of CBA membership. Join the community of California Blacksmiths.

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Upcoming events

June 01, 2018 • Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley,CA


  • A subscription to "California Blacksmith" our bi-monthly publication
  • Online access to "California Blacksmith" magazine archives
  • Access to CBA conferences and events as well as our educational programs and workshops
  • Access to our brick and mortar library, which houses hundreds of books and DVDs
  • The option for your own gallery page on the CBA website
  • Access to CBA Grants and Scholarships

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