Buddy at the helm
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The June 2021 Gulf Coast meeting will be Chappapeela Crafts, and will be a joint meeting hosted by LAMA. Please see the information on the Facebook Page or here on the Upcoming Events page.
GCBA has adopted the ABANA Forging Fundamentals Controlled Hand Forging Lessons as our guide in teaching the science and art of blacksmithing to our members.
GCBA has purchased 15 copies of Randy McDaniel's A Blacksmith Primer: A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing, now available for member use or purchase.
Did this creature crawl out of the bayou behind Buddy’s shop? See Sid Gale's Gator.
Chuck recommends the article Of Iron & Stagecraft by Trenton Ty, in The Iron Trillium, a publication of the Ontario Artist Blacksmith Association.
Let renowned metal artist Valentin Yotkov introduce you to the ancient art of Ornamental Chasing And Repoussé: The Magic of Sculpting in Metal.
This excerpt from his upcoming book is an excellent primer on adding Repoussé and Chased items to your work.
Check out Tim LeMien's creative restoration of an antique fire pot.
Check out our unique collection of Period Sketches, Paintings and Photos depicting blacksmithing throughout history.
Discover The Legend of The Iron Worker and King Solomon and the extraordinary metal engraving by John Sartain depicting the blacksmith who challenged the great artisans at the dedication banquet of the Temple of Jerusalem.
Browse our collection of Vintage Art styled after the classic American poem, The Village Blacksmith, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Check out our ABANA page for links to current ABANA News Topics and sections of the ABANA website most relevant to GCBA members.
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