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Spring 2016 - Carl Close

Fall 2015 Robert Trout

Spring 2015 - Seth Gould

Fall 2014 Stephen Mankowski

Spring 2014 - Kevin Cashen

Fall 2013 Jeffery Funk

Spring 2013 - Frank Turley

Fall 2012 James Austin

Spring 2012 - Kim Thomas

Fall 2011 - Fred Crist

Spring 2011 - James Hoffman

Fall 2010 - Brian Brazeal

Spring 2010 - Lucian Avery

Winter Meet at Jonathan Nedbors Shop

Fall 2009 - Arie Haksteen

Spring 2009 - Bob Patrick

Fall 2008 - Atlantic Coast Blacksmiths Conference

Spring 2008 - Joe Szilaski

Fall 2007 - Ralph Sproul

Spring 2007 - Keith Toms

Fall 2006 - Dick Sargent

Spring 2006 - Valentin Yatkov

Fall 2005 - Andy Dohner

Spring 2005 - Susan Madasci

Fall 2004 - Walt Scadden

Spring 2004 - Michael McCarthy

Fall 2003 - James Viste

Spring 2003 - Elizabeth Brim

Fall 2002 - Tal Harris

Spring 2002 - Alice James/
Japeth Howard

Fall 2001 - Randy McDaniel

Spring 2001 - Bobby Hansson

Fall 2000 - John Rais

Spring 2000 - Lory Wedlow

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Meets start on Friday at dinner, with occasional field trips held before hand in the afternoon, and run till Sunday lunch. Friday night the demonstrator usually hosts a slide presentation of their work, on Saturday and Sunday mornings are the demonstrations. Reservations may be made for all or part of the weekend. Meals are included in the cost and served buffet style in the dining hall (vegetarian alternative available). The sleeping arrangements are bunkhouse style. Some other sleeping arrangements are available.


Northeast Blacksmith Association
Spring Meet April 22 -24, 2016

Carl Close
Our demonstrator for the weekend was Carl Close, from Newton, Massachusetts. Carl began smithing with his father when he was just 8 years old and started his blacksmithing business when he left the Navy in 1987. Hammersmith Studios is run by Carl and his wife Susan. They specialize in detailed European style hand forged ironwork. Carl's own designs tend towards the traditional mixed with the spirit of early 20th century ironwork. In addition to private commissions, as a team they have completed work at a number of universities and churches in Boston and New Haven, CT. Carl has been a dedicated member of the Patient Order of Meticulous Metalsmiths, working with Tom Latane, among others, demonstrating at 6 ABANA Conferences.

To see some of Carl and Susan's work: www.hammersmithstudio.com

We began the weekend Friday evening with a slide presentation of Carl's work as well as a discussion about design styles, history and approaches for contemporary applications. On Saturday he did an introduction to iron carving, forging the chisel and demonstrating its use and laying out a pattern. He also showed and discussed the various types of tools used to produce different effects in the metal. He will be demonstrated some fundamental forge welding techniques, replicating a small Samuel Yellin style decorative element to be used for infill on a gate and a scroll incorporating a forged leaf.



Past Events

Click on the picture or the event name
below for more pictures and
information on that event!




Spring 2016 - Carl Close




Spring 2015 - Seth Gould



Fall 2015 - Robert Trout


Spring 2014 - Kevin Cashen



Fall 2014 - Stephen Mankowski


Spring 2013 - Frank Turley



Fall 2013 - Jeffery Funk


Spring 2012 - Kim Thomas



Fall 2012 - James Austin


Spring 2011 - James Hoffman



Fall 2011 - Fred Crist


Spring 2010 - Lucian Avery



Fall 2010 - Brian Brazeal



Winter 2010 Meet at Jonathan Nedbors



Spring 2009 - Bob Patrick



Fall 2009 - Arie Haksteen



Spring 2008 - Joe Szilaski



Fall 2008 -
Atlantic Coast Blacksmith Conference



Spring 2007 - Keith Toms



Fall 2007 - Ralph Sproul



Spring 2006 - Valentin Yatkov



Fall 2006 - Dick Sargent



Spring 2005 - Susan Madacsi



Fall 2005 - Andy Dohner



Spring 2004 - Michael McCarthy



Fall 2004 - Walt Scadden



Spring 2003 - Elizabeth Brim



Fall 2003 - James Viste



Spring 2002 - Alice James and Japeth Howard



Fall 2002 - Tal Harris



Spring 2001 - Bobby Hansson



Fall 2001 - Randy McDaniel



Spring 2000 - Lory Wedlow



Fall 2000 - John Rais


If you have pictures of any of these events you would like to contribute, please contact, Larry Brown the webmaster.


For information on up coming events Contact:
President:
Jonathan Nedbor
496 Tow Path
High Falls, NY 12440
Phone:(845) 687-7130
jonned@hvc.rr.com


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