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Welcomes you for the Preservation of the Craft

October 28, 2023

Regular Meeting

Place: Lexington County Museum

231 Fox Street Lexington, SC 29072

(803) 359-8369

October 2023

PSABG at the SC State Fair

Our group will be demonstrating at the SC State Fairgrounds October 20 - 22

December 9, 2023

Regular Meeting

Place: American College of the Building Arts

134 Columbus St. Charleston, SC 29403

Parking is on Line Street

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PSABG is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization  that was started in 1994 in the State of South Carolina with about 30 charter members.  It was first know as the South Carolina Artist Blacksmith Association (SCABA).  In the beginning,  Philip Simmons, the "Charleston Blacksmith" mentored our organization and in 1998 the name was changed to honor him while he was still alive.   We now have around 200 members located in the State and a few members from surrounding states. We are organized exclusively for educational purposes to encourage and facilitate the training of blacksmiths, expose the blacksmith craft to the general public, and serve as a center of information about blacksmithing.

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Download  this sheet for a detailed description of our Regular Meeting format , locations, and schedule.


Download an Application and mail it in today.  Our Dues are only $15.00 per year.

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PSABG has a relatively active schedule of events during the year.  There are 6 Regular Meetings, 6 Newsletters and a variable number of Classes or Hammer-ins conducted by Guild Members or well known blacksmiths brought in from the outside.

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Our meetings start at 1000 am on a Saturday.  A 2 hour demonstration is the first activity.  Then we break for lunch.  the Host arranges for a main entrée and condiments. Members bring side dishes to complete lunch.  After lunch we have a short Business Meeting and announcements.  After that we have our Iron-in-the-Hat Raffle to raise funds for our scholarship program.


We conduct Classes for Beginners and experienced smiths.  A Class may be taught by Guild Members or by a Well-known smith from the outside.  We typically have at least one formal Class per year which vary in length from one day to 3 days.


Newsletters are published 6 times a year in the months between the Regular meetings.  They provide Guild news, information about upcoming events, How-to articles, and some For Sale items that are available from Guild members.  They are mailed to members as well as posted here on the website.

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