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    • August 17, 2018
    • August 19, 2018
    • Felton, CA
    • 5
    Register

    Roaring Camp Hammer-In 2018

    DATE: August 17-19, 2018

    LOCATION: 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton CA

    FLYER: 2018RCflyer1.pdf

    2018RCflyer_corrected.pdf

    SCHEDULE: Schedule Hammer-In 2018

    DEMONSTRATORS:

    Tim Cisneros - "Hammer Beam" support bracket
    Victoria Ross Patti (With Ian Brooks) - R/R Sculpture
    Dan Perkins - Tooling
    David Lange - Forging an Anchor
    Jan Ysselstin -
    Iron smelting from iron ore
    Celeste Flores
    - South America trip, slideshow, demo

    COST:

    Full Hammer-In - $95 Early Bird, $110 after July 31, 2018
    Single Day - $55 Early Bird, $60 after July 31, 2018
    Saturday Night Dinner - $25

    *Parking is included with registration
    3-Day Parking Pass: 3dayparkingRC.pdf

    This event will be limited to the first 50 registrants


    MEALS:

    Barbeque steak dinner Saturday evening at Roaring Camp ($25).  For other meals, Roaring Camp has a food court that serves a variety of different menu items. Felton ( <1 mile away) has restaurants and markets.

    ACCOMMODATIONS:

    On-site tent camping will be available at Roaring Camp.  Camping may be available in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Big Basin State Park, and some private parks near Felton.  There are many hotels and motels in and around Ben Lomond (4 miles away), Scotts Valley (4 miles), and Santa Cruz (7 miles).

    DIRECTIONS:

    SR-17 to Scotts Valley.  Take exit #3 at Mt. Hermon Rd., turn right and drive 3.5 miles to Felton.  Turn left on Graham Hill Road, and drive 1/2 mile to Roaring Camp (it’s on your right, 5401 Graham Hill Road)


    DESCRIPTION: 

    This is a hands-on workshop, for CBA Members ONLY, of all levels.  Bring forge, anvil, and/or tools, if you like.  We will have several forging stations available. Safety glasses and hearing protection are required.  Prepare for warm weather!


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    • September 29, 2018
    • September 30, 2018
    • Lake Mathews
    • 26
    Register

    WAYNE'S WORLD 2018

    DATE: Sept 29 - 30, 2018
    Come early to help set up on Friday Sept 28

    CONTACT:  Wayne Parris, 951/442-5731,
    calblacksmith@gmail.com

    LOCATION: Lake Mathews
    20925 Villa Knoll Drive

    COST:

    $125 before Sept. 15, $150 on/after Sept. 15.
    Includes 5 meals Saturday to Sunday lunch. Friday is bring your own food, with a possible pizza run.

    CAMPING: dry camping and sleeping bag space in the shop are free.

    SCHEDULE:  Breakfast 7 am, workshop/demo starts 8:00 am.

    DEMONSTRATOR: John Williams 
    Tools and tools to make tools!

    REGISTRATION AND MORE INFO: 

    Register online at www.calsmith.org or

    Register by mail
    Mail: Make check payable to CBA.
    CBA Secretary Herb Upham
    4747 Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472


    Limit 30 attendees.

    IRON IN THE HAT: We need IITH items - please bring.

    DESCRIPTION:

    Coming soon.
    • October 05, 2018
    • October 07, 2018
    • Fritz Hagist’s ranch in Cazadero, CA
    • 175
    Register

    OCTOBERFEST 2018

    DATE: Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2018

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

    CONTACT: Dave Nourot 707/745-1133

    REGISTRATION:

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

    COST:

    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.

    MORE INFORMATION: Octoberfest_2018.pdf

    DEMONSTRATORS: Principal Demonstrator: John Rais

    DESCRIPTION:

    LEAD DEMONSTRATOR - John J Rais

    About John J Rais

    John Rais has BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and received an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art, in Bloomfield Hills Michigan. After Graduate school, he was Department Head of Blacksmithing at Peters Valley Craft Education Center in Layton, New Jersey. John has operated his own studio business since 1998, where he  designs and creates one of a kind furniture, sculpture and architectural metal art. His work is shown, commissioned and collected internationally. He has had solo shows at places including Purchase College, The National Ornamental Metals Museum, and Massimo Bizzocchi NYC. He has designed and created works for many architecturally significant buildings including a Frank Lloyd Wright home, Louis Kahn home, Addison Mizner home, and many others. His work is regularly featured in various publications including American Craft, Departures, Ritz Carlton, and a cover article in Metalsmith Magazine, as well as  many books. John has taught at many universities and schools such as SUNY Purchase, SUNY New Paltz, University of The Arts and Penland School of Craft. He lectures on his work and applied design throughout the U.S. He was awarded an Arts/Industry Residency at The John Michael Kohler Arts Center. In 2007 he was a Windgate Artist in Residence in applied design at SUNY Purchase. In 2012, John Installed a large series of decorative panels for the main staircase at Yale University Art Galleries. This project was a museum acquisition for their permanent collection. The following year, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he has grown his studio to include typically several elite metal artists who come from all parts of the country to work for him. Most recently, John was hired to design nearly all of the metalwork for a massive renovation project for a famous Addison Mizner Home in Palm Beach Florida. He is always busy with commissioned work as well as new speculative pieces that continue to be shown and collected internationally. He is featured in the new book Cast: Art and Objects Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process. 




    IN THE EDUCATION AREA - Team Effort by Logan Hirsch, Toby Stipewich, Andrew Dohner




Past events

June 01, 2018 2018 HARD ROCK HAMMER-IN
April 12, 2018 SPRING CONFERENCE 2018 - CBA Event
March 10, 2018 GAS AND COKE FORGE WORKSHOP - CBA Event
February 10, 2018 HAND AXE WORKSHOP - CBA Event
January 20, 2018 TOOL-MAKING WORKSHOP - CBA Event
November 12, 2017 KITCHEN UTENSIL CLASS - CBA Event
October 29, 2017 BITS N PIECES- CBA Event
September 29, 2017 OCTOBERFEST 2017 - CBA Event
August 18, 2017 ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN - CBA Event
May 27, 2017 CHRISTOPH FRIEDRICH WORKSHOP
May 19, 2017 HARD ROCK HAMMER-IN
April 27, 2017 SPRING CONFERENCE 2017 - CBA Event
March 16, 2017 WEAVERVILLE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - CBA Event
January 21, 2017 CBA BOARD MEETING - CBA Event
January 21, 2017 TONG-MAKING WORKSHOP - CBA Event
December 03, 2016 KITCHEN UTENSIL CLASS, FRANSIS LEIDINGER - CBA Event
October 29, 2016 LOW-RELIEF CHASING, FRANCIS LEIDINGER - CBA Event
September 30, 2016 OCTOBERFEST 2016 - CBA Event
September 24, 2016 WAYNE'S WORLD - CBA Event
August 19, 2016 HAMMER-IN AT ROARING CAMP RAILROADS - CBA Event
April 28, 2016 SPRING CONFERENCE 2016 - CBA Event
January 30, 2016 CBA FORGE BUILDING WORKSHOP
December 05, 2015 KITCHEN UTENSIL/BBQ TOOLS WORKSHOP
October 24, 2015 CALIFORNIA BLACKSMITH ASSOCIATION INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - CBA Event
October 02, 2015 OCTOBERFEST - CBA Event
September 25, 2015 WAYNE'S WORLD - CBA Event
September 25, 2015 Instructor Training at Wayne's World
August 07, 2015 Roberto Giordani Workshop
May 22, 2015 Frederic Crist Workshop
April 23, 2015 SPRING CONFERENCE - CBA Event
March 19, 2015 Instructor Training - Weaverville
January 17, 2015 REBUILD AN ANVIL - CBA Event

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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