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Who are we?

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 other overseas subscribers receiving our 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 masterclasses
  • Publish for members a magazine (usually 4 issues per annum) 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 exhibitions
  • 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 the United Kingdom

Contacting Us

For all general enquiries please contact our Secretary via the main BABA contact email on this site.
Please contact our Website Administrator with new items, errors and omissions, or comments.
You may contact specific Council members using the main contact email on this site (your message will be forwarded to the appropriate person) or the phone numbers below.


The BABA Council 2017


Tim Mackereth

07718 316533    



Matt Boultwood

07941 371234  



Bromley O'Hare

01544 388645          


Ordinary Members: 

Charles Kendal (Membership Secretary) 01455 283490

Delyth Done 07971 070838

Ashley Boyle (BABA Books) 07794 131745

Ned Willett 07476 065545

James Palmer 07716 641123 

Tim Puddephatt (Vice Chairman) 07816 615762 


Co-opted Members: 

Lucy Quinnell - 'Artist Blacksmith' Editor 01372 386453


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