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  • May 12, 2016 4:02 PM | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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 | Anonymous

    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.

  • March 07, 2016 2:02 PM | Anonymous

    Jessy Wilson will present his instructor story board and demonstrate the technique he uses for tool finishing.

    This is a great opportunity to show support for one of our CBA smiths and learn about his approach to annealing,
    hardening, tempering and finishing tool steel.

    9 till 11 this Saturday morning March 12th
    in the Coloma Blacksmith Shop.

  • March 06, 2016 12:57 PM | Anonymous


    Jan. 30-31 at John McLellan’s shop.

    Well-organized and run by Mark Kochan.

    The two-day workshop resulted in 11 forges being
    built for individuals, and also 11 forges built for CBA
    education events - expect to see these in action at the
    CBA Spring Conference!




  • February 27, 2016 11:07 PM | Anonymous

    Erin Simmons will be a contestant on The History Channel's Forged in Fire!

    Tune in on Tuesday, March 1st, to see Erin in action!

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