Northwest Blacksmith Association

Blacksmith Week 2014

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The finished piece, still hot
Pushing the whelk into the hot rock
Darryl Nelson showing the whelk in progress
Kellen forging the copper
Copper origami by Kellen Bateham
Copper origami by Kellen Bateham
Tightening the copper folds with pliers
Joe Elliot demonstrating joinery
Example of forged joint
Joe Elliot demonstrating forging an example joint
Various joinery examples by Joe Elliot
Darryl Nelson's Whelk step by step
The Joe Joint
On the outside of the shop looking in...
The blacksmith shop at Summit Camp
Creating the channel for a decorative inlay
Tri Ficker wall sconce candle holder
Tri Ficker forging
Tri forging the cup end of the wall sconce
Wall sconce candle holder in progress
Darryl Nelson's ram's head display
Darryl Nelson forging a ram's head cheese slicer
Darryl Nelson's ram's head cheese slicer
Darryl drawing out the harp of the slicer using the anvil's edge
Darryl and a striker at the anvil
Detail of the 4 hour garden gate by Darryl Nelson and Terry Carson
Terry Carson working on parts for the garden gate
Darryl Nelson working on parts for the garden gate
Darryl and Terry fitting the parts of the gate together
Final touches on the four hour garden gate
Kellen Bateham demonstrating copper origami
Kellen Bateham showing how to layout the design for copper origami

J.C. Ashley Documentary Fund Raiser

Eric A.O., in Amherst Massachusetts is working pro bono to restore a 1975 film of 88 years-young proprietor, J. C. Ashley, of a 3rd-generation N. E. workshop. Feature-length and rare living history film. A fundraiser is underway to help him complete this project. J. C. Ashley was the quintessential village smithy and foster of blacksmithing, who  […]

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Western States Blacksmith Conference 2015

Forging on the Faultline California Blacksmith Association will be hosting the 2015 Western States Blacksmith Conference Concurrent with the CBA Spring Conference April 23 through 26 at the San Benito County Fairgrounds Hollister, California For the latest updates go to this Event’s Page HERE Demonstrators Alfred Bullerman (Germany) – www.bullerman.de Scott Lankton (Michigan) – www.lanktonmetaldesign.com […]

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Alex Bealer Award 2015

ABANA has just put out a  CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the 2015 Alex Bealer Award. They have asked for nominations from the presidents of ABANA affiliate organizations, like the NWBA.  Your input may influence the final selection.   Please send your suggestions for nominations to an Lynn Gledhill, current NWBA President, or any other board […]

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Winterfest 2015 Fire Pit Competition

The 16th Annual Oregon Winter Festival 2015, the largest Winter Festival on the West Coast, will showcase the third year of the Fire Pit  Competition. With a tradition of showcasing Ice Sculpture, we now invite the Northwest Arts Community to submit creative  ideas utilizing fire.  The accepted submissions will displayed over the three day Festival, […]

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2014-3 Hot Iron News

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Studio Rentals at Pratt

Did you know… Pratt offers fully equipped professional studios for you to rent and work in?   All you have to bring is your creativity. We offer an inviting place for artists to work independently in a community environment. Fuel your creativity — meet like-minded artists, exchange ideas and get inspired at Pratt. If someone is […]

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