Welcome  to LAMA

Created and Contributed by: Bryan Lamartiniere

The Louisiana Metalsmtihs Association is a non-profit, educational corporation.  LAMA is formed under Sec. 501(c)3, and is an affiliate of the Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America (ABANA).

Our meetings are held typically the second Saturday of each month.  We  are fortunate in that we have LAMA members that offer the use of their shops for meeting and educational events.  As such, please check out the meeting schedule and location notice on this site.  

These meetings are not only a great venue for learning and sharing skills and techniques, but we also have a great pot luck meal provided at each event by the host shop. We offset the expense for these luncheons with “Iron in the Hat”, where donated items are raffled off at a $1 a ticket.  This is usually very entertaining, but also can provide a great way for members to add to their metal supply collection and tool box.

This is a new website for LAMA and we will slowly build it out to accomodate the needs of the membership.  We welcome suggestions and observations and would appreciate any comments you might offer to improve and grow this site.

Nothing herein may be reproduced unless permission of the submitter and/or the Louisiana Metalsmiths Association is given.


Created by Bryan Lamartiniere.  All rights reserved 2017.