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    • June 03, 2018
    • December 30, 2018
    • Los Angeles, CA
    STRIKING IRON: The Art of African Blacksmiths

    DATE: June 3–December 30, 2018

    LOCATION: LA, Flower Museum of UCLA

    FLYER: StrikingIron.PR_.pdf

    CONTACT: Erin Connors, Flower Museum 310.825.4288 | erinconnors@arts.ucla.edu
    Carolyn Campbell, Campbell Communications 310.659.5427 | carolyn@campbellcomm.biz


    INFO: 

    Los Angeles—The Iron Age revolutionized Africa and forever altered human civilization practically and symbolically. Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths, organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA and on view June 2–December 30, 2018, reveals the histories of invention and technical sophistication that led African blacksmiths to transform one of Earth’s most fundamental natural resources into objects of life-changing utility, empowerment, prestige, artistry and spiritual potency.

    The exhibition, which will travel internationally after its debut at UCLA, features more than 225 works of art, including blades and currencies in myriad shapes and sizes, wood sculptures studded with iron, musical instruments and elaborate body adornments.

    Technologies of iron smelting and forging, which likely began on the African continent around 2,500 years ago, were ardently sought and protectively guarded. Their control could promote a king’s ambition, enhance a soldier’s fortune, and secure a community’s well-being. Iron tools and weapons enabled Africans to forage, hunt, and till the soil, assuring prosperity and protection. Nowhere else in the world are there more diverse and accomplished forged iron forms than in Africa, and Striking Iron is the most comprehensive exhibition of this material to date.

    Most of us take for granted the fact that iron keeps us alive and that there would be no Earth as we know it. Iron is in our blood, making it red. It is in the earth’s core and rocky crust. Popular culture embraces the strength and power of iron with such phrases as “iron will,” “iron grip,” and even “heavy metal.” The superhuman attributes endowed by iron are the stuff of Marvel’s Iron Man, while the centrality of Vibranium to Black Panther’s technologically advanced Wakanda is surely a metaphor for the centrality of iron in many African cultures. 






     

    • January 19, 2019
    • January 20, 2019
    • Los Angeles, CA
    ADAMS FORGE -  with Jay Burnham-Kidwell

    Experience the magic of raising hollow forms from sheet metal. Students will create functional copper using hammers and stakes.

    DATE: Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 19-20, 2019

    SCHEDULE: 9AM - 3PM

    COST: $385. Includes materials, tools.

    INFORMATION & SIGN-UPS: www.adamsforge.org

    DESCRIPTION:  

    Adam's Forge will be hosting a two-day workshop led by Jay Burnham-Kidwell on the 19th and 20th of January. He'll be teaching sinking and raising hollow forms. I've included some of the course description below.

    Through a combination of group and one-on-one instruction, Jay will teach the principles of layout, material preparation, annealing, pickling, sinking, blocking, bouging, regulating and truing, angle raising, planishing and finishing. Students will create copper hollow forms from sheet metal to make functional or non-functional forms utilizing hammers and stakes. 




    • January 24, 2019
    • January 26, 2019
    • Tucson, Arizona
    WINTERFEST 2019







     

    • February 09, 2019
    • February 10, 2019
    • Sacramento, CA
    OPEN FACE FORGING DIES, INLAY TOOLS, AND TECHNIQUESA weekend workshop with Jay Burnham-Kidwell

    DATE: February 9 & 10, 2019

    CLASS TIME: Saturday 9am-3pm & Sunday 9am-4pm

    LOCATION: Fence World aka Fe Gallery 1100 65th Street, Sacramento, CA 95819

    FeGallery.com (916) 456-4455 art@fegallery.com
    FenceWorld.com (916) 456-6497 info@fenceworld.com

    COST: $250.00 (no refunds) includes steel die blanks, handouts, inlay tools, inlay matrix material, copper inlay material, handouts, group and one-on-one instruction.

    WHAT TO BRING: A notebook, an open mind, and a chasing or favorite small hammer, eye and ear protection and gloves. Facility and some tool use will be available.

    TO SIGN UP CONTACT: Stephen Lyman (916) 456-4455 or Jay Burnham-Kidwell (928) 565-3796

    DESCRIPTION:  

    Jay Burnham-Kidwell has been a teacher and metalsmith since 1975. He demonstrates and teaches nationally, most recently at Adams Forge (LA) and Penland School of Crafts (NC).



    • February 10, 2019
    • Los Angeles, CA
    ADAM'S FORGE SECOND ANNUAL FORGE FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES


    DATE: Sunday, February 10, 2019, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

    LOCATION: Audubon Center at Debs Park
    470 Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031


    MORE INFO AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
    adamsforge.org

    DESCRIPTION:  

    Adam’s Forge is pleased to announce its second annual Forge Festival, a unique and vibrant celebration of blacksmithing with a variety of engaging activities for families and the local community!

    Watch blacksmiths turn hot metal into stunning works of art, and learn how to do so yourself! The festivities will include live blacksmithing demonstrations, hands-on metalworking activities for the whole family, and an ‘Ask a Blacksmith’ booth to immerse yourself in the art and culture of metalworking. There will also be stunning metal works and crafts for sale, a silent auction, and games including tomahawk throwing, delicious food trucks, beverages, and more! 

    The Festival will take place at the Audubon Center at Debs Park, a beautiful setting in Highland Park, near the Gold Line, and easily accessible from the 110.

    ABOUT ADAM'S FORGE

    Adam’s Forge is a 501(c)3 non-profit blacksmithing school, founded 2002 to preserve creative heritage and celebrate craft. Through classes and programming, Adam’s Forge honors our past, reminding us of our heritage as makers, while welcoming learners to grow, create, collaborate, and express themselves through making. Adam’s Forge works to share the innate sense of empowerment and pride of making by hand, and build community by offering the arts to everyone. Learn more at adamsforge.org.

    All proceeds from the Forge Festival are tax-deductible and contribute directly to supporting Adam’s Forge programming and community outreach. With your contribution, we can continue to grow and support the arts community!


    • March 15, 2019
    • March 16, 2019
    • Weaverville, CA

    WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN 2019

    DATE: March 15-16, 2019

    SCHEDULE: Begins at 9 a.m. each day

    COST & MEALS: $70, Saturday dinner included in registration fee. Potluck. Additional meals $25.

    LOCATION: Held at the Jake Jackson Museum in Weaverville, California.  Take hwy 299 west from Redding or east from Eureka. 

    RSVP: Bill Bradford, 530/623-6598 or Rod Plew, 530/623-3536. Patsy Medin to help with potluck meals 530-623-7530.

    DEMONSTRATIORS:


    John Emmerling -- Fluxless Damascus

    Mark Aspery -- Box Jaw Tongs

    Mike Limb -- Hunting Blade

    John Barron -- Copper Rose

    INFO & ACCOMMODATIONS: Check our website at  http://trinitymuseum.org/ for information and accommodations.



     

Past events

October 13, 2018 High Desert Hammer In
July 21, 2018 Hammer In* at the Tonopah Historic Mining Park
June 27, 2018 ABANA Conference 2018
June 16, 2018 METALPALOOZA
April 07, 2018 Blacksmithing-Beginning to Advanced
March 16, 2018 2018 Little Giant Rebuilding Class
March 16, 2018 2018 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN
February 18, 2018 1st Annual Adam's Forge Festival
February 02, 2018 WINTERFEST 2018
February 01, 2018 Teach Blacksmithing in Buenos Aires
January 20, 2018 HORSEHEAD DEMO & TOOLING WORKSHOP
January 13, 2018 WROUGHT ACADEMY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES - January to April 2018
November 04, 2017 Blacksmithing-Beginning to Advanced
October 14, 2017 Chasing workshop with Douglas Pryor!
September 16, 2017 Blacksmithing-Beginning to Advanced
September 14, 2017 18TH ANNUAL WILLOW CREEK-CHINA FLAT HAMMER-IN
September 07, 2017 WROUGHT ACADEMY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES - September to December 2017
August 04, 2017 UPCOMING CLASSES AT ADAMS FORGE - Group Sculpture with Fred Crist
July 04, 2017 CANIRON XI
June 04, 2017 WROUGHT ACADEMY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES - June to August 2017
June 02, 2017 UPCOMING CLASSES AT ADAMS FORGE - Patinas and Fold-forming with Pat
April 15, 2017 UPCOMING CLASSES AT ADAMS FORGE - Project with Mark Aspery
March 17, 2017 2017 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN
March 10, 2017 LITTLE GIANT REBUILDING SEMINAR
February 11, 2017 RAISING COPPER HOLLOW-FORMS
January 27, 2017 WROUGHT ACADEMY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES - Spring 2017
January 21, 2017 MAKING DAMASCUS
November 11, 2016 FROM SHEET TO PATINA, A weekend of C&R, Foldforming and Color
September 08, 2016 17TH ANNUAL WILLOW CREEK-CHINA FLAT HAMMER-IN
September 01, 2016 WROUGHT ACADEMY BLACKSMITHING CLASSES - Sept to Dec 2016
August 19, 2016 ADAMS FORGE WORKSHOPS
August 18, 2016 NORTHWEST BLACKSMITHS - BLACKSMITH WEEK EVENT
July 29, 2016 STEEL SCULPTURE
July 09, 2016 VIKING PADLOCK WORKSHOP
May 21, 2016 CHASING AND REPOUSSE IN COPPER
May 21, 2016 NAIL HEADER CLASS AT ADAMS FORGE
April 22, 2016 EXPLORING PLASTICITY IN METALS
April 15, 2016 SCULPTOR JAKE JAMES GUEST TEACHING AT ADAMS FORGE
March 26, 2016 ONE PIECE LILLY AT ADAMS FORGE
March 19, 2016 SPRING SCULPTURE CLASSES
March 18, 2016 2016 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN
March 12, 2016 INTRODUCTORY KNIFE MAKING WORKSHOP
March 11, 2016 23RD ANNUAL LITTLE GIANT REBUILDING WORKSHOP
February 29, 2016 BUENOS AIRES PROJECT
February 13, 2016 COPPER AND FINE (.999) SILVER MOKUMNE-GANE
December 05, 2015 WROUGHT ACADEMY CLASSES
December 03, 2015 FOLD-FORMING FOR SCULPTORS, JEWELERS AND BLACKSMITHS
November 28, 2015 VIKING CUTLERY CLASS
November 14, 2015 REPOUSSE, CHASING & FOLDFORMING WORKSHOP
November 14, 2015 GET HOOKED
October 31, 2015 Skulls
October 25, 2015 TOOL SALE
October 24, 2015 THE STAGHORN HINGE
October 23, 2015 EXPLORATIONS WITH INDUSTRIAL BAMBOO
October 18, 2015 CHAINMAILLE
October 16, 2015 14th EUROPEAN MEETING OF WROUGHT-IRON CRAFT
September 27, 2015 Viking Cutlery Class
September 18, 2015 Exploring Plasticity in Metals, September 18-19
September 11, 2015 16th Willow Creek-China Flat Hammer
September 04, 2015 Hands-on Metal Scraping Class
August 29, 2015 Viking Knife and "Fork" Class
August 29, 2015 Special Blacksmithing Workshop Forge Welding
August 22, 2015 Forged Iron Rose
July 24, 2015 Forging for Woodworkers
July 17, 2015 Metalworking for Woodworkers
July 11, 2015 Blacksmithing classes by Jim Austin
June 27, 2015 Chasing & Repousse Class
June 05, 2015 Metalworking for Woodworkers
June 05, 2015 Iron and Steel Preservation
May 30, 2015 Viking Fire Steel and Belt Buckle - Class at Adam's Forge
May 17, 2015 Truckee Maker Show
March 19, 2015 WEAVERVILLE HAMMER-IN
February 14, 2015 MOKUME-GANE WORKSHOP - Fence World, Sacramento

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