Jan 2, 2018
This is the Blacksmith Buzz Bulletin. Where you get the
low-down about upcoming classes and events that are happening in
the following month, though this month I’ll be telling you about
classes and events happening in January and Feb 2018. I’ve
got a lot of schools and events lined up for the rest of the year
coming at you every month.
If you have an event or class you would like to submit, send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will
send you the details I need for the press release.
This year is the bi-annual ABANA conference which will be held
in Richmond Virginia June 27th – 30th, registration is open on the
Also, this year’s CBA Spring conference is held in Placerville,
CA, just outside of Sacramento, the dates are April 12th – 14th and
registration just opened on their website, www.calsmith.org, this year it’s $180
for the 3-day event.
As of Jan 1 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, application
process opens for the two blacksmith summer sessions they will be
holding. The two classes are: on June 10th Patrick Quinn is
teaching "Thinking Big, Working Small", it’s a 2 week session.
Workshop students will explore sculptural forms through forged,
riveted, and mechanically fastened parts. Working with thin gauge
plate and other small-scale industrial materials, focus and
emphasis will be placed on creating small-scale sculptural pieces
using joinery techniques, paired with inspiration from large-scale
June 24-July 6, 2018 , Marc Maiorana, Heirloom Iron
This workshop will teach students to create ironwares for the home
that will stand the test of time.
March 1 for applicants seeking scholarship
support for a workshop
April 1 for general workshop applications
Adam's Forge is a non-profit org founded in 2002. This
organization offers a regular schedule of blacksmith and
metalworking classes. They are starting a fundraising
campaign to build a new forge home at the Heritage Square Museum in
Los Angeles. This is a call for art from all the blacksmiths out
there to help raise funds for the relocation and the new smithy
building. They are hosting a one day annual festival for the public
on Sunday, February 18th. You can donate hand-forged items that
they can sell at the festival, be sure to add your touch mark and
send it in before the end of January. Mail your metal donations to
Adam's Forge at 2640 North San Fernando Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065.
This info will be in the show notes of this episode as well.
They are also accepting cash donations and another donor has
stepped up to match dollar for dollar donations, up to $5000!
All of the details are on the Adam's Forge website which is
www.adamsforge.org <http://www.adamsforge.org> .