| Mid Atlantic Smiths Association 6th Annual Bill Gichner Memorial Hammer-In|
Arizona Artists Blacksmith Association Demo and
Workshop - with Caleb Kullman
This is a courtesy announcement on two events coming up soon. Please forward
this to anyone you think might be interested.
Rome H. Hutchings, ABANA President
Chairman, ABANA Membership Services
Mid Atlantic Smiths Association
6th Annual Bill Gichner Memorial Hammer-In
January 8- 9-10, 2010
Location: Hutchison Brothers' Farm, 11006 Lewistown Road, Cordova MD 21625
For Directions visit this Link: http://masasmiths.org/Directions.aspx
Featured demonstrators: Masters In Wrought Iron - Pat Livengood and
Kim Thomas. Visit their Website: www.Mastersinwroughtiron.com
NOTE! Due to space and safety reasons this year we will not have an Iron In The Hat
Please bring Items for the auction! Again this year, each registered attendee will
receive a chance to win a special forged item.
Registration Cost: $60 per person
Includes 2 Lunches & 2 Dinners, Coffee & Donuts Because of space limitations, registration is Required
Don't forget the Annual Membership Meeting & Elections on Friday night after dinner.
Cost $60 per person includes meals - $80 after January 1, 2010
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Please Fill out this form and send with funds to,
259 Muddy Fork Road
Blacksmith Association will host Caleb
Kullman for a two day Demo and three day workshop at Saguaro Ranch, Glendale AZ.
Demo January 16, 17,
During the two day demo, I would like to explore how we as
blacksmiths develop designs and bring our projects from concept through to
completion of production. I will show how I arrive at design concepts and ideas
and take them from the drawing board to the anvil. The demonstration will focus
on creating current, contemporary designs that draw inspiration from the
natural world, the built environment and the works of previous masters. I will
show how these designs can be built while remaining true to our craft by
highlighting traditional blacksmithing methods. Most of the demo will involve
forging technique with small forays into discussions of design theory. If
possible, I can incorporate a slide presentation of my work and my trip to Nigeria
and time spent with Yoruba smiths into an evening session.
Workshop January 18, 19, 20, 2010
For the three day class I would like to focus on innovating
with joinery. Using the topics covered in the demo as a foundation, I would
like to spend the class time developing new approaches to old methods of
joinery. We will cover 5 different joinery techniques over the three day class.
I plan to spend a full day on mortise and tenon joints and a half day on each
of the following topics: wedge joinery, collars, forge welding, and rivets. We
will build small items such as fireplace tools, door and cabinet pulls, and
architectural elements using these different techniques. I will give the
students general design parameters and let them fill in details to incorporate
some design practice into the class.
For an overview visit these Website Links:
Workshop fee $300.00 Limited to 10 students.
Must be a current AABA member to participate in this special
class. The cost
of a one year membership is $30, ask "Grizz" for more information on AABA
For more info contact:
Rodger "GRIZZ" LaBrash
Shop Phone: (602) 716-9660