Northwest Blacksmith Association

NWBA Conference 2014 Schedule of Events

All schedules  are open to change until they are over!

Here is a description of the days and times ( approximate ) for the upcoming conference:

Wednesday , May 14 ,2014 
Set up starts at 12:00 noon.
You may come and find a camping or parking spot at this time>

Registration opens at 8:00 all days but don’t face the long line, register early online

Thursday, May 15
8:00 am demo area opens

8:00 till 12:00   Dorothy Steigler starts the bronze forge piece of her subject.
lunch 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ben Cyzold will demo various subjects as described in the HIN

Thursday evening : Berkely Tack will have a program in the main auditoium showing his work and forging history . 7:00 till finish.

Friday May 16: 
8:00 till 12:00  main demo area continues with Dorothy Steigler and Ben Cyzold
lunch 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
At 1:00 Andy Blackney will do a program in the tailgate area. Forging and fun is Andy’s M O .

Friday evening at 6:30 in the main auditorium ,a presentation about the Hudson’s Bay Co. At fort Vancouver will be put on by Tom Dwyer, president of the Vancouver Metalsmiths guild. Followed by an open forum focused on the NWBA past present and future. Member satisfaction and services will be a topic. Bring your questions and comments. Three long time members and smiths will be on hand for discussion

All day Friday the Dutch ovens will be simmering in the area just near thee naming demo barn. The Dutch oven cookers have offered to let you sample their tasty dishes, so bring a dollar or five for donation to cover their expenses. The Dutch oven cookers do this because they like to, so please support them.

Saturday May 17:
8:00 till 12:00 Saturday, demos in the main demo barn by Ben and Dorothy
lunch 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
1:00 in the tailgate area be ready to see a presentation by Steve Magrew, experienced smith from Spokane ,Wash.

Saturday Evening should be a great time, as the public will be invited to our auction to hopefully bid on the NWBA auction items. This is a new approach to bring interest to our ironwork. Please participate by bringing an auction item. The public will be in the area for preveiw from 1 to 4:00 pm.

Sunday morning:  open forge and tips from various members.
Clean up and exit on Sunday afternoon.

As always the gallery and hands on will be available throughout the conference. The hands on sessions will be filled with interest, and with your support the gallery always offers a lot to look at. Some additional events may still be added . Stay tuned for hands on info.

Contact the conference co chairs with questions comments or suggestions:  Brent Christianson or Bruce Crittenden