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  • October 05, 2018
  • October 07, 2018
  • Fritz Hagist’s ranch in Cazadero, CA
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  • For Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2018
  • For Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2018
  • For Oct 5, or Oct 6, or Oct 7, 2018
  • For Oct 5, or Oct 6, or Oct 7, 2018
  • For Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2018
  • For Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2018

Registration is closed


DATE: Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2018

LOCATION: Fritz Hagist's ranch, 34895 Kruse Ranch Road, Cazadero CA

CONTACT: Dave Nourot 707/745-1133


After October 2nd please register on site.

Limited to 180 members.

Register by Mail: Make check payable to CBA.
CBA Secretary Herb Upham
4747 Vine Hill Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472


Member - $110 before Sept 25,  $140 after Oct 1st
Family Member - $80 before Oct 1st, $110 after Oct 1st
Member/Family Member -Single Day:  $100 before Oct 1st,  $135 after Oct 1st
You must be a CBA member to attend.

Kids under 12 are free.  Youths over that age must register as a Family Member.

We need to know how many kids are coming, so please list how many kids under 12 are coming.

MORE INFORMATION: Octoberfest_2018.pdf

DEMONSTRATORS: Principal Demonstrator: John Rais



About John J Rais

John Rais has BFA in Sculpture from Massachusetts College of Art and received an MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art, in Bloomfield Hills Michigan. After Graduate school, he was Department Head of Blacksmithing at Peters Valley Craft Education Center in Layton, New Jersey. John has operated his own studio business since 1998, where he  designs and creates one of a kind furniture, sculpture and architectural metal art. His work is shown, commissioned and collected internationally. He has had solo shows at places including Purchase College, The National Ornamental Metals Museum, and Massimo Bizzocchi NYC. He has designed and created works for many architecturally significant buildings including a Frank Lloyd Wright home, Louis Kahn home, Addison Mizner home, and many others. His work is regularly featured in various publications including American Craft, Departures, Ritz Carlton, and a cover article in Metalsmith Magazine, as well as  many books. John has taught at many universities and schools such as SUNY Purchase, SUNY New Paltz, University of The Arts and Penland School of Craft. He lectures on his work and applied design throughout the U.S. He was awarded an Arts/Industry Residency at The John Michael Kohler Arts Center. In 2007 he was a Windgate Artist in Residence in applied design at SUNY Purchase. In 2012, John Installed a large series of decorative panels for the main staircase at Yale University Art Galleries. This project was a museum acquisition for their permanent collection. The following year, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he has grown his studio to include typically several elite metal artists who come from all parts of the country to work for him. Most recently, John was hired to design nearly all of the metalwork for a massive renovation project for a famous Addison Mizner Home in Palm Beach Florida. He is always busy with commissioned work as well as new speculative pieces that continue to be shown and collected internationally. He is featured in the new book Cast: Art and Objects Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process. 

IN THE EDUCATION AREA - Team Effort by Logan Hirsch, Toby Stipewich, Andrew Dohner

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