Northwest Blacksmith Association

NWBA Blacksmith Conference 2016


Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/13/2016 - 05/15/2016
All Day

 NWBA Blacksmith Conference 2016
Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15, 2016

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL MAY 8TH, 2016
(YOU MAY REGISTER AT THE CONFERENCE, BUT BANQUET AND T-SHIRTS MUST BE PREORDERED)
T-SHIRT ORDERING AVAILABLE UNTIL MAY 6TH

DO NOT MAIL IN REGISTRATION AFTER MAY 5TH, 2016

  • Demonstrators
  • Hands-On Classes
  • Repoussé Station
  • Competitions!
  • Black Smoke Alley aka Midnight Madness
  • Barbeque potluck Friday night
  • Western Banquet Saturday night
  • Gallery
  • Auction
  • Tailgaters
  • and more!

An introduction to our demonstrators:

Gábor Szombathy Blacksmith Artist Budapest, Hungary Born in Budapest in 1961. Awarded the title “Applied Folk Artist” in 1988, and he was a founding member and notary of the Hungarian Blacksmiths Guild. He became a member of the National Association of Hungarian Creative Artists in 1997. He also teaches forging techniques for artisan schools in Savonlinna, Lahti, and Petäjävesi, Finland. http://mutermek.com/szombathy_gabor/?lang=en  https://www.facebook.com/gabor.szombathy.9

Monica Coyne, California. Monica has the ability to fit hand forged ironwork into the lives of people in a way that feels natural and comforting but is also breathtaking, surprising and wonderful. Her work will invite you into a space with seductive forms and tempt you to examine and touch. Monica’s shop is “off the grid” in Northern California. Although blacksmithing and ironwork can be energy intensive Monica uses alternative forging methods and power sources to minimize her carbon footprint. Working closely with a wide-range of clients from architects, builders and homeowners to furniture and art galleries, she produces exclusive, timeless pieces for the home, garden and business.   http://www.monicacoyneartistblacksmith.com

Dave Lisch, Master Bladesmith will be teaching a hands on class Saturday Afternoon, forging a blade and Sunday he will do a demonstration on grinding.  http://www.davidlisch.com

UPDATED INFO!!  Hands On Classes:

  • Friday May 13 1 pm to 4 pm  Dragon Head bottle opener with Torvald Sorenson
  • Saturday May 14 9 am to 12 pm Scott Szloch project TBA
  • Saturday May 14 1pm to 4 pm Blacksmith Knife with David Lisch

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!! REGISTER NOW…

Conference 2016 T-shirt

Conference 2016 T-shirt

Cost to Attend:

Three Day Conference Fees (attend the whole conference)
Member: $90
Household: (at the same residence) $115

One Day Conference Fees (attend only one day)
Member: $65
Household: (at the same residence) $80

Banquet Dinner Tickets: $25 per person. Not Included in Fees above.
Our banquet dinner will be served on Saturday night, May 16th, to meal ticket holders only. Tickets are sold and issued at registration. Dinner is buffet style, main course choices to be determined.

T-Shirts: $15 each. You must add each t-shirt to the cart separately, but you can add as many as you like. There will only be very, very few t-shirts available for sale at the conference.

Camping Fees will be paid at the registration desk when you arrive at the conference.
Trailer Hookups w/ water and electric: $15 per night
Dry camping in the Tent Barn, and outdoor camping: $5 per night


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Location
Cowlitz Expo Center and NWBA Mentoring Center

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