CBA Events

Upcoming events

    • September 29, 2017
    • October 01, 2017
    • Fritz Hagist’s ranch in Cazadero, CA
    • 19


    DATE: Sept 29 - Oct 1, 2017

    LOCATION: Fritz Hagist's ranch, 34895 Kruse Ranch Road, Cazadero CA

    CONTACT: Dave Nourot 707/745-1133

    REGISTRATION: Limited to 180 members. Register online or by mail
    Mail: Make check payable to CBA.
    CBA Secretary Herb Upham
    4747 Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472


    Member - $110 before Sept 25,  $140 after Sept 25
    Family Member - $80 before Sept 25, $110 after Sept 25
    Member/Family Member -Single Day:  $100 before Sept 25,  $135 after Sept 25
    You must be a CBA member to attend.

    Kids under 12 are free.  Youths over that age must register as a Family Member.

    We need to know how many kids are coming, so please list how many kids under 12 are coming.

    MAP AND MORE INFORMATION: Octoberfest 2017

    DEMONSTRATORS: Principal Demonstrator:  Warren Holzman,  Iron Studio Ltd, Philadelphia


    LEAD DEMONSTRATOR - Warren Holzman

    Warren will be demonstrating a large repousse in steel. Like small scale traditional repousse the format is analogous to a bas relief sculpture in sheet material, rendering images in a foreshortened three dimensionality. Utilizing 10 ga material without the aid of pitch or lead to raise, chasing and repousse will be done with simple tools like a stump, sinking cup and hand hammers and punches.  Heat becomes the essential piece of equipment to isolate, stretch and refine specific areas.  I plan to cover all aspects from layout to tool development and finishing options.

    A Philadelphia based artist working in forged and fabricated metals, Warren is the owner of Iron Studio LTD, a growing professional practice executing craftwork in iron for residential and commercial markets around the globe. He has received numerous public art commissions and his work is included in private collections in Philadelphia and nationally. Holzman is the blacksmith professor and forging program coordinator for Bryn Athyn College in Pennsylvania, and has taught at Peters Valley School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, New England School of Metalwork, University of the Arts, and Moore College of Art and Design. He has been the visiting artist and lecturer at Kent State University and SUNY New Paltz.

    WEED, CA

    At Oktoberfest I plan on exploring traditional joinery techniques in a strong English style with an application of personal flair. While I think its important for smiths to be familiar with traditional practices I think it is also important to keep a personal style active in every creation. This helps develop a Smith to a having a style versus a Smith being known for a process. This in turn keeps the Smith and the blacksmithing community contemporary, a secure foundation for every educational experience. Get ready for a weekend of hard work.

Appropriate eye protection is required and must be worn during all California Blacksmith Association sponsored workshops and demonstrations, be it as a demonstrator, helper, instructor, observer or participant. By registering or attending such events, you agree that you understand these requirements, that you will bring your personal eye protection to all such events , and that you will wear the eye protection as required.

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