News and Notes



Presentation: Modern state of Ukrainian Artist-Blacksmith Forging

This is a huge (53MB).pdf that you can click on and page through or download (Right click, Save as, etc.) -- in either case prepare for delays if you don't have a fast Internet connection.

Snapshots: Weekend workshop held by the Israeli Blacksmith group -- an ABANA affiliate.


International News Items

August 31, 2008
Handover of the Third Bridge of Friendship

A tremendous amount of amazing forging happens in places far from ABANA's home turf. This page attempts to capture news and events from around the world.

The initial contribution is from a slide show presented at the 2008 CBA Spring Conference by Sergiy and Olga Polubotko of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. Sergiy was on the vanguard of recreating the art and craft of blacksmithing in the Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union. This documents the amazing progress they have made in the last 15 years starting from nothing -- as blacksmithing had been banned under the Soviets.


Invitation to the Ivano-Frankivsk Ukraine Blacksmith Festival
May 8-10, 2009

This is a preliminary version but it sure looks like these folks know how to party!


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