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  • May 09, 2017 10:06 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    Mark Kochan was elected President of CBA, replacing John McLellan.

  • December 12, 2016 11:02 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    Video From Jerry Coe, Coe Studios, Berkeley

    I was privileged to be shown this old shop recently. The smith worked here from 1889-1955 then died and his family closed the shop. When I saw it no one had worked or really been inside in 61 years. It was like walking through a time tunnel. I wanted to identify the tools and their uses for the Historical Library. Credit for filming and editing should go to Rob Reiter of the Lightroom in Berkeley, CA.

    The Henry Haus Blacksmith Shop

  • December 12, 2016 10:59 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    Dear Friends, Colleagues And Supporters!
     
    I am Zoltán Takáts (left), Head of Hungarian Blacksmith Guild.

    We cannot thank you enough your contribution to The Devil’s Blacksmith documentary. 
    Without your help we couldn’t reach this state of the project.

    We are really happy to announce that we reached the finish line with these fantastic numbers:
     
    $3642 raised in our crowdfunding campaign
    36% funded of our goal ($10000)
    53 funders

    What is going to happen now?
     
    We start to pay our debts for the last two years for this project. 
    This amount will fully cover the costs of two weeks shooting period from the years 2014-2015 (film crew + camera equipment).
    It will partially cover the postproduction period for 2014-2015 (worked 110 hours so far on the project).
     
    Hopefully we will find supporters for the rest of the budget in the near future.
      
    We really appreciate your support,
    Together we can make this project happen!
     
    All the best,
    The TDBD Crew
    Walfrid Huber - Austrian artist, sculptor and blacksmith.
    Zoltán Takáts - Head of Hungarian Blacksmith Guild, blacksmith and artist. Screenwriter and director of 'The Devil's Blacksmith' documentary
    Tamás Lehoczky – Filmmaker. Cinematographer, editor and co-director of 'The Devil's Blacksmith’ documentary

  • May 12, 2016 4:02 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    Jack da Silva exhibition is now up at the Mendocino Art Center and is up through May!

    An artist's reception will take place May 14, 5-8 PM in Gallery 10.

    Mendocino Art Center 45200 Little Lake St. Mendocino, CA 95460

    http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/MyLasso/GalleryTen-May-2016.lasso

  • May 10, 2016 8:24 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    On May 18th at 6pm eastern time at Blacksmither Academy
    https://blacksmitheracademy.mykajabi.com/store/f6ksHFNZ
    Monica Coyne will cover dovetail joinery, the tooling, design ideas and how to avoid possible pitfalls. If you are interested in learning these techniques check these out.

  • May 09, 2016 10:36 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    Mountain Forge and Arteclettica have collaborated on the first artwork in a sculptural series called, Individuality.  They applied to Reno Sculpture Fest to debut the piece and got accepted.  So cool!  The committee was so impressed by the work, that they invited Mountain Forge to do a demonstration of their craft at the event.  MF will be demo’ing Fri 6-8pm, Saturday 12-2pm and 4-6pm.  The sculpture will be on display with tons of other amazing works on Sunday 12-6pm, but MF will not be demo’ing that day unfortunately. 

  • April 25, 2016 5:45 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

    • Sword & Blade Demonstration
    • One-Heat Blacksmithing Competition
    • Team Striking
    • Forged Hook
    • Casting Demonstration

    Event information

    http://www.metalmuseum.org
  • April 18, 2016 5:41 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    CBA member Ben Abbott was shown last week on Forged In Fire, winning the bladesmithing competition.

    Here's a photo of Ben with one of his latest creations, a Damascus steel sword blade.

  • April 06, 2016 6:01 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA

    Touchstone is currently looking for high-caliber instructors to teach blacksmithing and/or other art/craft forms. For those interested in teaching, information on how to submit a proposal to be considered for the 2017 season can be found at http://www.touchstonecrafts.org/Teaching-Proposal.

    The point of contact is Stefanie Glover, Operations Manager, 724/329-1370

  • March 28, 2016 8:24 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    EXHIBITION DATES: APR. 10 - OCT. 2

    OVERVIEW: E.A. Chase: Designs of a Pioneer Modernist showcases a rare collection of over 60 drawings by one of the most Significant American blacksmiths of the 20th and 21st Century. This collection or renderings includes designs for architectural elements, household furnishings and sculpture accompanied by photographs and insight from the artist.

    ARTISTS: E.A. Chase with an introduction written by Michael Bondi

    SPECIAL THANKS: Michael Bondi, Paul Boulay, and Joy and E.A. Chase

    LOCATION & HOURS: The Metal Museum (374 Metal Museum Dr., Memphis, Tennessee, 38106) is open Tuesday Saturday, 10AM 5PM & Sunday, 12PM 5PM

    ADMISSION: Adults: $6 | Seniors: $5 | Students: $4

    ABOUT THE METAL MUSEUM: The Metal Museum is the only institution in the United States devoted exclusively to the advancement of the art and craft of fine metalwork.

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