It’s time to sign up for FireFest!

With no Baraboo conference this year, FireFest is the best chance for members to get together this summer. Jeff Amundson is creating the volunteer list now, so contact him at to add your name to the list. It’s a 2-day event, but you can volunteer for a part of it.

If you’re not sure you can make it, add your name anyway. You’ll receive updates that will help you decide.

Our Quarterly Newsletter Is No Longer For Members Only!!

UMBA recently had our board meeting and it was decided that our Quarterly Newsletter should be available for all to see. I have removed the password protection from the newsletter page.

The newsletter is published quarterly by the Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association, a non-profit organization of amateur and professional artists and blacksmiths. Our purposes are the sharing of knowledge, education and to expose the art of blacksmithing to the public. UMBA is affiliated with the Artist Blacksmith Association of North America.


Material from the newsletter may be freely copied and reproduced without permission for non-profit purposes, provided credit is given to the author and this journal. Copyrighted materials may only be reproduced with the permission of the author.