Northwest Blacksmith Association

NWBA Conference 2017

Date(s) - 05/12/2017 - 05/14/2017
All Day

Shapes and Patterns

Friday – Sunday, May 12-14, 2017, Longview, WA

Registration Now Open

Conference Schedule

Set up day Thursday, May 11, 2017


David Lisch: assembly shaping and grinding techniques used in knife making,  Damascus and pattern development discussion.

Maegan E. Crowley: sheet metal, and structural hollow materials.

Hands-On Classes: beginner, intermediate and advanced hands on classes

Metallurgy Seminar

Bronze pour demo on  Sunday with Matt Moore

Repoussé Station

Gallery: bring your works to display in our gallery, show off your latest.

Auction: support the NWBA with an entry into the auction, something hand-made, materials, tools or services. Anything of value that can be sold at our auction.

Black Smoke Alley: bring your solid fuel forge and set up in Black Smoke Alley to demonstrate and offer hands on experiences, or just enjoy forging at your own setup during the conference.

Tailgate Sales: fill your pickup with tools and materials, sell them to your friends, and buy enough of someone else’s stuff to fill the truck back up.

Contests with prizes: to be announced. If you have a great idea for a contest send it to

Potluck Social: large grill will be available to cook your barbecue meats, bring food to share.  It is a potluck and the NWBA will be providing the grill and the picnic spot and some food.  Last year there was confusion about this, and even though a lot of people did not bring food, there was a lot to eat and people had a really good time hanging out and sharing a meal together. Plan on being there!

mc22aMaegan E. Crowley

Iron Maegan Metalworks, Dolores CO

Bio from Etsy site:

Maegan Crowley owns and operates Iron Maegan Metalworks in Dolores Colorado where she creates custom metalwork and sculpture. She earned her MFA from Cranbrook Academy Of Art and has over 10 years of blacksmithing experience. Maegan’s work is exhibited nationally and is part of several private collections.

Find out more about Maegan Crowley:

1983_27063165806_oDavid Lisch

Yelm WA

David Lisch will be demonstrating assembly shaping and grinding techniques used in knife making,  Damascus and pattern development discussion.

Find out more about David Lisch:


Registration Now Open

Conference Schedule

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Cowlitz Expo Center and NWBA Mentoring Center

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