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  • November 22, 2015 6:43 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    CBA’s Daniel Hopper was honored with the cover position and an extensive article in the Dec-Jan edition of American Craft magazine.

    Note the octopus chandelier that also was in thePeople’s Choice selections at the CBA Spring Conference.

    Way to go, Dan!

    Cover image reprinted with permission of American Craft Magazine

  • July 28, 2015 8:31 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    Toby Hickman Memorial Bench

    Sculpture Installed June 27, 2015

    Westport, Ca

  • June 02, 2015 8:01 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    Help us find a missing coal forge - color black.  About 32" by 25". No blower, but a removable tool rack on the right side.

    This forge was loaned to CBA by the Murphys group, and needs to be returned to its owner.

    If you have any information about it's whereabouts, contact Tim Mann at

  • June 01, 2015 10:59 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    Level 1

    • Mike Allen
    • Loren Arnold
    • Angelo Brusatory
    • Sharon Dodge
    • Christina Giasson
    • Robert Hart
    • Larry Imel
    • Joshua Mead
    • Victoria Ritter
    • Greg Santa Ana
    • Jeff Smith
    • Paul Weech
    • Justin Wilson

    Level 2

    • Sharon Dodge
    • Robert Myers

    Level 3

    • Ben Abbott
    • Dave Morice


    • Jake Jacobs
    • Ken Rose

  • May 31, 2015 7:02 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    Each summer the Aha Moment Tour travels to U.S. cities uncovering and capturing local 'aha moments' of inspiration in our 34" Airstream converted into a mobile television studio. Recently, on our tour stop in Jackson, MS, we met a local blacksmith named Lyle and learned more about his aha moment. This video captures the true art of a blacksmith. We wanted to reach out and share, as we think it'd be an inspiration to the California Blacksmith's Association!

  • April 19, 2015 6:14 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    The Crucible is a non-profit educational facility that fosters a collaboration of Arts, Indusry and Community. Through training in the fine and industrial arts, The Crucible promotes creative expression, reuse of materials and innovative design while serving as an accessible arts venue for the general public.


    The Crucible seeks candidates with a minimum of five years of experience producing work projects in their area of expertise, a minimum of two years teaching experience, and the capacity to create an inspiring environment in the classroom. Candidates with significant professional experience are welcome to apply and will also be considered. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to teaching, curriculum design and development, and collaboration.

    We are also seeking Teacher Assistants with good foundation in blacksmithing techniques to assist instructors who are looking to develop their skills to step into a instructor position. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to learning and collaboration.


    Responsibilities include teaching fine and industrial arts in an artistically diverse environment, as well as participating in departmental and administrative matters. Develop and maintain area procedures and standards. Work with Program Directors to support The Crucible’s behavior policies and adherence to The Crucible studio safety rules.  Organize materials and supplies before and after classes and workshops. Collaborate with Head of Area to order materials as needed.


    We are in great need for instructors for our Blacksmithing I class, listed below. It focuses on foundational skills, (other class offerings our also excepted).  We are looking for help filling our already scheduled class offerings of 5, 15-hour Blacksmithing classes that we offer 4 times a year.


    Blacksmithing I

    This basic blacksmithing class teaches fundamental skills needed to forge steel and understand blacksmithing tools. We’ll introduce tapering, upsetting, flattening, dishing, and bending of hot steel. Students will make small projects, such as spoons, knives, forks and hooks.


    To apply:

    E-mail a letter of interest, current CV, examples of creative work (portfolio or URL), and the names of three references to:

    Please supply your information in a pdf or .doc format.

    No faxes or calls please!

  • November 02, 2014 9:18 PM | Julia Stepro (Administrator)

    Level 1

    Nick Allen                             
    Frank Golding
    Caleb Thomas
    Dan Henderson
    Warren Harrell
    Robert Meyer
    James Paterson

    Level 2

    David Paterson
    Dick Kersh

    Level 3

    Mark Kochan


    Dick Kersh
    Mark Kochan
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