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.

ABANA Railing Project

John Barron and his team completed this railing at the ABANA Conference in Salt Lake City.  Thanks to all CBA members who contributed a ring to the project, and to CBA members who joined the team to build and install the railing.


Photos in the rotating display (above) taken at Spring Conference 2016 by Tom Davisson, John Graham, Paul Boulay, Greg Hudgins, David Sowards-Emmerd, and Mike Mumford.

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Upcoming events

August 18, 2017 • Felton, CA
September 29, 2017 • Fritz Hagist’s ranch in Cazadero, 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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