Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil (SOFA), an affiliate
of ABANA, is a nonprofit organization that was formed in 1977. Its founders, Emmert
Studebaker, Larry Wood, and Bob Zeller were inspired by ABANA and former Ohio
Artists Blacksmith Association to create an organization to preserve and promote
the art of blacksmithing. Informational and educational activities include workshops,
demonstrations, and communications. We have a large library of videotaped demonstrations,
newsletters, and various blacksmith publications, which are available for loan
to any member, free of charge.
We look forward to seeing you at our monthly
meetings or Wednesday night open-forging.
Click here to become a member!