Northwest Blacksmith Association

NWBA Mentoring Center March 22, 2014

Don’t miss the upcoming event at our Mentoring Center in Longview, WA.

Dave Tuthill will be demonstrating  forging a hammer. After Dave’s demonstration there will be time for open forging, come ready to work!

Dave Tuthill

Dave Tuthill (photo from the Northern Rockies Blacksmith Association Spring conference 2008,

About Dave Tuthill:

David has been working with metals, beginning with jewelry, since the age of fifteen. He began forging as part of a sculpture course at Santa Barbara City College in 1988. He did not begin forging full-time until 1992 when he began to do Privately commissioned work. Predominantly self-taught, he has been constantly challenging himself to further his skills by taking on tasks, or designing jobs that force him to learn something new. He has been operating his business, FIRE HORSE FORGE in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle since 1994, where he produces architectural commissions, as well as furniture, sculpture, and jewelry.

David’s years in the Northwest have been the most formative in his metalworking career. With his love for the outdoors, being surrounded by the vast and expansive nature of the region, as well as a rich industrial history, including timber, maritime trades, and railroads, he has continued to learn and has been able to more fully appreciate and understand how the influence of his surroundings can be reflected in the pieces that he produces. “For most of my life I have been interested in history, and how it still directly, and indirectly influences us today.” “There is a connection to many of the traditions that brought us to where we are standing, so how do we give these ancient sensibilities, a modern voice, how do we relate it to now?”

March 22, 2014, 9 AM – 5 PM
Cowlitz Expo Center, Longview, WA

Demonstrator: Dave Tuthill, Forging a Hammer

9:00 a.m. Demonstration begins
12:00 p.m. LUNCH break
1:00 p.m. Open Forging

Cost: $10
Attendees must be current NWBA members due to insurance requirements.