Northwest Blacksmith Association

NWBA Conference 2018


Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/11/2018 - 05/13/2018
All Day

Save the Date!!    May 11-13 2018

Planning for the conference is well underway.  Info about our demonstrators will be posted as soon as they are available. Below is a brief outline of what to expect for 2018… and even more will be added as the plans are confirmed. 

Set up day Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • Demonstrators:

    Main Event Local Demonstrator: Scott Szloch
    Main Event From Afar: Rachel David of Australia & her mate Ben Beams of New Zealand.

  • Hands-On Classes:
    Alair Wells: Beginner- Tooling up
    Bill Apple:Intermediate- Getting the most out of your top tools.
    Peter Clark: Advanced – Not The Usual Tongs
  • 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 nwbaweb@blacksmith.org
  • 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!
  • Banquet and Dessert Dash!

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Location
Cowlitz Expo Center and NWBA Mentoring Center

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