Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America
|Type||501c3 Non Profit|
The ABANA mission statement reads:
We understand that a blacksmith is one who shapes and forges iron with hammer and anvil. The artist- blacksmith does this so as to unite the functional with the aesthetic, realizing that the two are inseparable. We the members of the Artist-Blacksmiths' Association of North America do join in our resolve to perpetuate the noble art of blacksmithing. With hammer and anvil, we will forge for mankind a richer life. We will preserve a meaningful bond with the past. We will serve the needs of the present, and we will forge a bridge to the future. Function and creativity is our purpose. Our task is great and so is our joy.
The Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America was formed in 1973 with twenty-seven members. There are now 4000 members.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-03-07.