About BABA and how to contact us
As a result of the vision of a handful of pioneers and with some inspiration from abroad, the British Artist Blacksmiths Association was created in 1978, with 30 charter members.
The organisation now numbers some 600 full members, with a further 34 receiving the Magazine by subscription only. Our members come from around the globe. Most are professionals, but there are many students, amateurs, organisations and supporters contributing to the overall vitality. BABA is the collected and distilled essence of what makes blacksmiths similar to each other and different from those whose principle interests lie elsewhere. BABA is not exclusive and does not vet membership. In fact, the chief aim of the group is to share the knowledge, experience and fellowship we feel is necessary to maintain and forward the art.
To this end, we:
- Organise forge-ins and hold an annual conference.
- Hold master classes.
- Publish for members a quarterly magazine and monthly newsletter
- Maintain this website.
- Offer a competitive insurance scheme.
- Offer an extensive list of books for sale on ironwork and related subjects.
- Organise gallery exhibits.
- Organise the production of large public sculptures in which the talents of as many members as possible are showcased
We welcome your membership should you decide to join us.
You can also subscribe to our magazine without becoming a member, but only if you reside outside of the United Kingdom
For all general enquiries please contact our Secretary
Please contact our Website Administrator with new items, errors and omissions, or comments.
You may contact specific council members using the links or phone numbers below
The BABA Council, 2012/2013
work/fax 01526 830303
home 01526 834672
home 01360 440830
work 01360 440927
Lucy Quinnell - 'Artist Blacksmith' Editor
Vincent Jack - Equipment
In addition to the elected and co-opted Council
Members listed above, the following people carry
out essential duties for BABA:
Robert Smith - Newsletter and Events
Stephen and Susan Lunn - Books and Regalia
Maggie Price - Membership Secretary and Website enquiries
BABA will accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information given, nor will any responsibility be taken for loss or damage arising out of the use of this information. All images are strictly copyright and may not be reproduced either in whole or in part without the owner's permission.