The Guild of Wrought Ironwork Craftsmen of Wessex (The Blacksmiths Guild)
The long-established Guild of Wrought Ironwork Craftsmen of Wessex keeps the traditional skills of the blacksmithing craft alive by:
- actively promoting the craft through support of its members at shows
- supporting the National Blacksmiths competition circuit
- sponsoring competitions
- providing training to both its members and non-members
- organising displays of work and giving demonstrations at shows
British Artist Blacksmiths Association (BABA)
The British Artist Blacksmiths Association (BABA) was created in 1978 and has developed and promoted the work of the modern artist blacksmith since its beginnings, encouraging and bringing together professional and amateur smiths to learn about, enjoy and advance the extraordinary craft of creative blacksmithing.
Its work includes organising forge-ins, holding masterclasses, hosting/promoting events and more, all celebrating and developing the art of the contemporary blacksmith.