CBA







CALIFORNIA BLACKSMITH ASSOCIATION

SPRING CONFERENCE - CBA Event

  • April 23, 2015
  • April 26, 2015
  • Hollister, at the San Benito County Fairgrounds

Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

Registration is closed

Spring Conference/Western States Blacksmith Conference

On line registration is closed, please register at the event, thank you!


LOCATION: Hollister, Ca, San Benito County Fairgrounds

DATE: April 23-26 2015

CONTACT: Conference chair Kirk McNeill 831-427-3422

Conference Fee
 Before
April 1
 After
April 1
 Conference Fee (no meals)
 $145  $185
 Saturday Night Banquet
 $17  $17
 Single Day Fee (Fri or Sat)
 $65  $75

DESCRIPTION:

Concurrent with our spring conference The California Blacksmith Association will be hosting the Western States Blacksmith Conference

DEMONSTRATORS

Alfred Bullerman from Germany
http://www.bullermann.de/

Scott Lankton, assisting Alfred Bullermann, from Michigan
http://lanktonmetaldesign.com/

Leonard Urso from NewYork 
http://www.leonardurso.com/

Dean Mook From Seattle 
http://www.deanmook.com/

Kirk McNeill  from California 
http://www.freedom-forge.com/

Megan Crowley from Colorado
http://ironmaeganmetalworks.com/home.html


BLADESMITHING

Daryl Meier
http://meiersteel.com/
 

Phil Baldwin
http://www.shiningwave.com/

WORKSHOPS

Mark Krause and Frank Trousil on Powerhammer 
http://www.architecturalmetalsmiths.com/Home.html
http://blacksmithmark.carbonmade.com/

Darrel Nelson and Mark Aspery will be leading the Teaching Station
http://www.markaspery.com/School_of_Blacksmithing/Home.html
http://www.darrylnelsonblacksmith.com/Sit_1./Home.html

CONTEST

Theme: "Plasticity".  Contestants will be challenged to exploit the plastic nature of forged iron.

No limitations on team size.  4 identical forging stations will be provided:  forge, anvil, vise -- bring your own hand tools. Material will be provided, but the team can bring specialty bits...sign up Thursday. The contest will run continuously.

GALLERY AND AUCTION

Iron-In-The-Hat

SC 2015 EVENT SCHEDULE

CBA Spring Conference 2015 schedule


LODGING / CAMPING

AS OF APRIL 1, THE MOTELS ARE LIKELY TO BE FULL. CAMPING IS AVAILABLE AT THE SITE (SEE BELOW).

The nearest major airport is San Jose International about 1 hour from the site. The site is a little isolated, and there is plenty of  excellent camping at the site. Full hookups to tent camping.

These three hotels have offered a rate for conference attendees:

Best Western Hotel

660 San Felipe Rd.
Hollister, Ca 95023
(831) 637-9248

Hollister Inn 

152 San Felipe Rd.
Hollister, Ca 95023 
(831) 637-1641

Weibe Motel

1271 San Felipe Rd.
Hollister, Ca 95023
(831)637 5801

This one has not offered a rate for conference attendees:

Casa de Fruta

10021 Pacheco Pass Highway
Hollister, Ca 95023
408-842-7282

CAMPING

Charged by the event center for camping:
RV Camping with full hookup is $35/day
RV Camping with partial hookup $30/day
RV Camping with no hookup and dry camping $25/day

CONTACT INFO FOR CAMPING

Phone: 831-628-3421
Email: kris@sanbenitocountyfair.com

CONFERENCE WEBSITE

http://www.westernstatesconference.com/


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