NC-ABANA is the North Carolina Chapter and affiliate of the Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America, Inc. We are a non-profit organization run by volunteers dedicated to promoting and sharing the art of blacksmithing. The state Chapter meetings are quarterly and are held in different locations throughtout the state at member's shops or homes. They are sometimes held at the NC State fair grounds in Raleigh, NC. The meeting at the John C. Campbell folk school in Brasstown, NC. is not to be missed. Regional area meetings are held on varying schedules throughout the state. Both state and area meetings are anounced in the NC-ABANA newsletter "The Hot Iron Sparkle".