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    • August 06, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • August 27, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Online live streaming via Zoom
    • 0

    LET'S TALK DESIGN - Register for all 4 Sessions


    Session 1 -  with Victoria Patti

    Session 2 - with Lynda Metcalfe

    Session 3 - with Ellen Durkan

    Session 4 - round table discussion with Victoria Patti, Lynda Metcalfe and Ellen Durkan

    DATE: 

    SESSION 1- August 6, 2020, 6:00 pm   PDT

    SESSION 2- August 13, 2020, 6:00 pm   PDT

    SESSION 3- August 20, 2020, 6:00 pm   PDT

    SESSION 4- August 27, 2020, 6:00 pm   PDT

    LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered

    CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Dennis Dusek, forginghotiron@gmail.com, (530) 919-0573

    PRICING:

    CBA members - $80 for all sessions

    Non-members - $95 for all sessions

    *This is also a fund-raiser, to help replenish CBA's finances following the cancellation of the 2020 Spring Conference.

    REGISTRATION: Register here (online)

    •  20 participants maximum for each session. (Combining those registered for all 4 sessions plus those registered for the individual session.)
    •   Registration cutoff date is Tuesday, August 4
    •   Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.
    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    Many of us are missing our CBA family and friends. Not sure just when we will be able to share and learn from our fellow smiths in person so in the mean time will be hosting a series of informal round table Presentations and Chats using zoom.

    “Let’s talk Design” is a series of photo presentations with discussion about design to be held one week apart (4 total). Join our raw and real conversation with three accomplished blacksmiths: Lynda Metcalfe, Victoria Patti and Ellen Durkan. Each smith will go over their process as they take a piece from an idea to a finished design for a piece of metal art. Each session will conclude with question and answer time giving each participant a chance to chat with the smiths. These three informal presentations will be followed by a final bonus session where all three come back and form a panel discussion combining their shared knowledge.

    DEMONSTRATORS

    Victoria Patti is a metal artist living in Colorado. She has combined blacksmithing techniques with other metal working skills to primarily make public art pieces. As a CBA member for 5 years, she has attended a few CBA conferences and travelled to Argentina to teach blacksmithing skills. Working and designing with metal has been in her wheelhouse for a little over 20 years. Victoria was also the host of the Blacksmither Radio podcast.


    Lynda Metcalfe: Lynda Metcalfe is a blacksmith and metal artist. Her work has ranged from architectural ironwork to jewelry. She makes self-generated ironwork projects, commissions and a couple of production items as they engage different approaches to design and making, and the different ways of working feed each other. Lynda started smithing in the early 90's, working for an architectural smith in England after graduating from a Design/Metals undergrad program. Her shop is in Brasstown, western NC.


    Ellen Durkan is an artist blacksmith who lives in Delaware and teaches at a local college. Herbusiness is Iron Maiden Forge where she creates "forged fashion" wearable art. She travelsand teaches blacksmith classes during the summer when the apocalypseisn'tbringingdown the universe. She acceptsofferings in the form of wine, chocolate or tools Ellen will gladly discuss her process and other various interests that led to her current body of work; fashion meets forging.


    • August 13, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Online live streaming via Zoom
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    LET'S TALK DESIGN - Session 2

    Session 2 - with Lynda Metcalfe

    DATE:  August 13, 2020, 6:00 pm   PDT

    LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered

    CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Dennis Dusek, forginghotiron@gmail.com, (530) 919-0573

    PRICING:

    CBA members - $30/session or $80 for all sessions

    Non-members - $35/session or $95 for all sessions

    To register for all 4 events CLICK HERE

    *This is also a fund-raiser, to help replenish CBA's finances following the cancellation of the 2020 Spring Conference.

    REGISTRATION: Register here (online)

    •  20 participants maximum for each session. (Combining those registered for all 4 sessions plus those registered for the individual session.)
    •   Registration cutoff date is Monday, August 10
    •   Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.
    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    Many of us are missing our CBA family and friends. Not sure just when we will be able to share and learn from our fellow smiths in person so in the mean time will be hosting a series of informal round table Presentations and Chats using zoom.

    “Let’s talk Design” is a series of photo presentations with discussion about design to be held one week apart (4 total). Join our raw and real conversation with three accomplished blacksmiths: Lynda Metcalfe, Victoria Patti and Ellen Durkan. Each smith will go over their process as they take a piece from an idea to a finished design for a piece of metal art. Each session will conclude with question and answer time giving each participant a chance to chat with the smiths. These three informal presentations will be followed by a final bonus session where all three come back and form a panel discussion combining their shared knowledge.

    DEMONSTRATOR

    Lynda Metcalfe: Lynda Metcalfe is a blacksmith and metal artist. Her work has ranged from architectural ironwork to jewelry. She makes self-generated ironwork projects, commissions and a couple of production items as they engage different approaches to design and making, and the different ways of working feed each other. Lynda started smithing in the early 90's, working for an architectural smith in England after graduating from a Design/Metals undergrad program. Her shop is in Brasstown, western NC.









    • August 14, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • August 16, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Felton, CA
    • 50

    ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN 2020 - EVENT CANCELLED ***

    DATE: August 14-16, 2020

    Social Distancing will be practiced at this event

    LOCATION: 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton

    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)

    DEMONSTRATORS:

    Beth Holmberg
    Others tbd.

    CONTEST - masks to cover the nose and mouth -- start thinking about your design now!

    COST:

    Full Hammer-In - $95
    Single Day - $65

    MEALS:
    Potluck dinner Saturday night

    ACCOMMODATIONS:

    On site tent camping. Local motels.Camping may also be available in nearby parks.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: 

    Frank Golding, frankgolding@gmail.com



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    • August 15, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Online live streaming via Zoom
    • 21
    Register

    ROARING CAMP (ZOOM) HAPPY HOUR

    DATE: August 15, 2020, 6:00 pmPDT - until...

    LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered

    CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Frank Golding, frankgolding@gmail.com

    PRICING: Free to CBA members.  Only CBA members will be allowed.  But you must register to attend

    REGISTRATION: Register here (online)

    •  40 participants maximum
    •   Registration cutoff date is August 14
    •   Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.
    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

     Grab your favorite beverage and chat with your fellow smiths live on Zoom.  This fun, unstructured, who knows what will happen, first for CBA is scheduled for when we should have been hanging out with Frank at Roaring Camp.  Pop in for an hour or just to say Hi!   Register so we can send you the Zoom link.



    • August 20, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Online live streaming via Zoom
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    LET'S TALK DESIGN - Session 3

    Session 3 - with Ellen Durkan

    DATE:  August 20, 2020, 6:00 pm   PDT

    LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered

    CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Dennis Dusek, forginghotiron@gmail.com, (530) 919-0573

    PRICING:

    CBA members - $30/session or $80 for all sessions

    Non-members - $35/session or $95 for all sessions

    To register for all 4 events CLICK HERE

    *This is also a fund-raiser, to help replenish CBA's finances following the cancellation of the 2020 Spring Conference.

    REGISTRATION: Register here (online)

    •   20 participants maximum for each session. (Combining those registered for all 4 sessions plus those registered for the individual session.)
    •   Registration cutoff date is Monday, August 17
    •   Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.
    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    Many of us are missing our CBA family and friends. Not sure just when we will be able to share and learn from our fellow smiths in person so in the mean time will be hosting a series of informal round table Presentations and Chats using zoom.

    “Let’s talk Design” is a series of photo presentations with discussion about design to be held one week apart (4 total). Join our raw and real conversation with three accomplished blacksmiths: Lynda Metcalfe, Victoria Patti and Ellen Durkan. Each smith will go over their process as they take a piece from an idea to a finished design for a piece of metal art. Each session will conclude with question and answer time giving each participant a chance to chat with the smiths. These three informal presentations will be followed by a final bonus session where all three come back and form a panel discussion combining their shared knowledge.

    DEMONSTRATOR

    Ellen Durkan is an artist blacksmith who lives in Delaware and teaches at a local college. Herbusiness is Iron Maiden Forge where she creates "forged fashion" wearable art. She travelsand teaches blacksmith classes during the summer when the apocalypseisn'tbringingdown the universe. She acceptsofferings in the form of wine, chocolate or tools Ellen will gladly discuss her process and other various interests that led to her current body of work; fashion meets forging.









    • August 27, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Online live streaming via Zoom
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    LET'S TALK DESIGN - Session 4

    Session 4 - round table discussion with Victoria Patti, Lynda Metcalfe and Ellen Durkan

    DATE:  August 27, 2020, 6:00 pm   PDT

    LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered

    CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Dennis Dusek, forginghotiron@gmail.com, (530) 919-0573

    PRICING:

    CBA members - $30/session or $80 for all sessions

    Non-members - $35/session or $95 for all sessions

    *This is also a fund-raiser, to help replenish CBA's finances following the cancellation of the 2020 Spring Conference.

    REGISTRATION: Register here (online)

    •  20 participants maximum for each session. (Combining those registered for all 4 sessions plus those registered for the individual session.)
    •   Registration cutoff date is Monday, August 3
    •   Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.
    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    Many of us are missing our CBA family and friends. Not sure just when we will be able to share and learn from our fellow smiths in person so in the mean time will be hosting a series of informal round table Presentations and Chats using zoom.

    “Let’s talk Design” is a series of photo presentations with discussion about design to be held one week apart (4 total). Join our raw and real conversation with three accomplished blacksmiths: Lynda Metcalfe, Victoria Patti and Ellen Durkan. Each smith will go over their process as they take a piece from an idea to a finished design for a piece of metal art. Each session will conclude with question and answer time giving each participant a chance to chat with the smiths. These three informal presentations will be followed by a final bonus session where all three come back and form a panel discussion combining their shared knowledge.

    DEMONSTRATORS

    Victoria Patti is a metal artist living in Colorado. She has combined blacksmithing techniques with other metal working skills to primarily make public art pieces. As a CBA member for 5 years, she has attended a few CBA conferences and travelled to Argentina to teach blacksmithing skills. Working and designing with metal has been in her wheelhouse for a little over 20 years. Victoria was also the host of the Blacksmither Radio podcast.


    Lynda Metcalfe: Lynda Metcalfe is a blacksmith and metal artist. Her work has ranged from architectural ironwork to jewelry. She makes self-generated ironwork projects, commissions and a couple of production items as they engage different approaches to design and making, and the different ways of working feed each other. Lynda started smithing in the early 90's, working for an architectural smith in England after graduating from a Design/Metals undergrad program. Her shop is in Brasstown, western NC.


    Ellen Durkan is an artist blacksmith who lives in Delaware and teaches at a local college. Herbusiness is Iron Maiden Forge where she creates "forged fashion" wearable art. She travelsand teaches blacksmith classes during the summer when the apocalypseisn'tbringingdown the universe. She acceptsofferings in the form of wine, chocolate or tools Ellen will gladly discuss her process and other various interests that led to her current body of work; fashion meets forging.


    • September 03, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • Online live streaming via Zoom
    • 14
    Register

    TONG-MAKING - OPEN AND BOX JAW TONGS WITH WELDED REINS (Intermediate Level)

    DATE: September 3, 2020, 5:00 pm PDT

    LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered

    CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Victoria Ritter, 916/947-1388

    PRICING: $30 for CBA members, $35 for non-members

    REGISTRATION: Register here (online)

    •  15 participants maximum
    •   Registration cutoff date is August 31
    •   Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.
    EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    Victoria Ritter (CBA instructor) will be presenting forging both Open-jaw and Box-jaw tongs. The reins of the tongs are to be forge welded on, and time will be spent explaining the steps of the forge weld and the underpinning knowledge. This fits with current CBA emphasis of forge-welding. 

    Time 5pm Pacific -1.5 hours duration plus question time, Experienced Novice to Intermediate level smith. 

    Mix of graphics, still photos and edited video. Additional accompanying tutorial to be printed in the online copy of the Sept. CBA magazine for CBA members.




    • October 02, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • October 04, 2020
    • (PDT)
    • CA
    • 180

    OCTOBERFEST 2020 - EVENT CANCELLED

    DATE: Oct 2 - Oct 4, 2020

    LOCATION: TBD

    CONTACT: TBD

    REGISTRATION:

    ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN TILL SEPTEMBER 30th.
    After September 30th please register on site.

    Limited to 180 members.

    Late Registration after Sept 30.


    Register by Mail: Make check payable to CBA.
    CBA Secretary Craig Litwin

    200 Nelson Way #5
    Sebastopol, CA 95472

    COST: TBD

    *You must be a CBA member to attend.

    DEMONSTRATORS: TBD

    EDUCATION AREA:  TBD

Past events

August 06, 2020 LET'S TALK DESIGN - Session 1 - CBA EVENT
July 30, 2020 THE BASKET-TWIST HANDLED POKER Session 2 - CBA EVENT
July 20, 2020 THE BASKET-TWIST HANDLED POKER Session 1 - CBA EVENT
April 30, 2020 SPRING CONFERENCE 2020 - purchase additional meal plans - CBA Event- CANCELLED
April 30, 2020 SPRING CONFERENCE 2020 - CBA Event - CANCELLED
March 19, 2020 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING NORTH - CBA Event - CANCELLED
February 29, 2020 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SOUTH - CBA Event
February 22, 2020 FORGE WELDING - CBA Event
January 18, 2020 FERNDALE CONFERENCE PREP WORKSHOP - CBA Event
October 04, 2019 OCTOBERFEST 2019 - CBA Event
September 27, 2019 WAYNE'S WORLD 2019 - CBA Event
August 16, 2019 ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN - CBA Event
July 26, 2019 2019 HARD ROCK HAMMER-IN - CBA Event
April 25, 2019 SPRING CONFERENCE 2019 - CBA Event
March 30, 2019 INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - ORANGE COUNTY - CBA Event
March 14, 2019 WEAVERVILLE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - CBA Event
January 26, 2019 TOOLING UP THE CBA FORGES - CBA Event
October 05, 2018 OCTOBERFEST 2018 - CBA Event
September 29, 2018 WAYNE'S WORLD 2018 - CBA Event
August 17, 2018 ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN - CBA Event
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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