Fine Architectural Metalsmiths: Our working metal arts studio site, with a virtual visit to the showroom and wide-ranging portfolio of metal arts projects.
ABANA: Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America
NOMMA: National Ornamental and Miscellaneous Metals Association
Traditional Building: focuses on the restoration, renovation and new construction of traditionally styled commercial, institutional,
government and religious architecture
Uri Hofi: After Hofi met Fredi Haberman, at the 1984 ABANA meeting, he decided to take up the art of blacksmithing and it was in 1987 that he founded the EIN-SHEMER forge
I Forge Iron: This online blacksmithing community is a universe unto itself, with blacksmiths from many countries listening in and commenting.
Charles Lewton-Brain: publishes and sells the results of Charles Lewton-Brain's research in the form of books CD's and videos, usually on metalworking and goldsmithing as well as workshop safety and jewelry photography. He concentrates on specialized professional information relating to metalsmithing and jewelry making.
Charles Lewton-Brain's site is dense with information; for a direct link to a discussion of copper fold-forming, go to http://www.brainpress.com/Foldforming.html
Ganoksin: maintains a substantial library of articles, publications, reports, and technical data on gem and jewelry related topics.
Frederic Crist: Sculptor and innovative metal artisan Frederic Crist was introduced to forging as a direct manipulation of metal under Jack Andrews at the Philadelphia College of Art, where he graduated with a BA in Sculpture. He became Head Blacksmith at the Samuel Yellin Metalworkers, legendary for its fine crafted architectural works, before opening his own sculpture studio in Waynesboro, VA.
International Sculpture Center: A non-profit organization for sculptors of all media, with resources, an active forum community, and a juicy contemporary magazine.
Orange County Arts Council: Our own Orange County Arts Council has put together an energetic website to bring artists and the community together.