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  • October 04, 2019
  • October 06, 2019
  • CA
  • 50


  • For Oct 4 - Oct 6, 2019
  • For Oct 4 - Oct 6, 2019
  • For Oct 4, or Oct 5, or Oct 6, 2019
  • For Oct 4, or Oct 5, or Oct 6, 2019
  • For Oct 4 - Oct 6, 2019
  • For Oct 4 - Oct 6, 2019


DATE: Oct 4 - Oct 6, 2019

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

CONTACT: Dave Nourot 707/745-1133


After September 30th please register on site.

Limited to 180 members.

Late Registration after Sept 30.

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


*You must be a CBA member to attend.

CBA Member - $110 before Sept 30,  $140 after Sept 30

Additional Family Attendees - $80 before Sept 30, $110 after Sept 30 (non-participating family members, those who just want to attend and eat and hang out)

CBA Member/Family Member -Single Day:  $100 before Sept 30,  $135 after Sept 30

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.


Principal Demonstrator - Zack Noble

Asheville, North Carolina

My current work involves stretching and expanding on traditional techniques in an effort to create modern designs with a focus on craftsmanship.

I make sculptural, functional, and architectural work and enjoy challenging myself with each new project. My work can be found in or around clients homes from Florida to New York to Main Street Telluride, Colorado.

I have been published in several books including Dona Meilach’s “Ironwork Today: Inside & Out” and Matthew S. Clarke’s “From Fire to Form”. I have taught at Penland School of Crafts, Peter’s Valley Craft Center, John C. Campbell Folk School, and have demonstrated nationally.

My demonstration plans are to build a small sculptural wall piece related to my "Signature Series" work. It will utilize a bunch of different techniques and joinery methods that I use regularly.


Class Description:

Logan and Andy's throwback class! Forging Skulls and Tool Making.

The class will be going over heavy sledge hammer techniques with top tools to explore mass isolation and plastic forming techniques. Participants will also be making tools to fit their specific needs in regard to design. We will include the process of "case hardening" to make tools on the run with mild steel. This will be an all skill level class .

Andrew Dohner is currently operating out of Roseburg, Or. He just completed a power hammer class at Center for Metal Arts and will be teaching a concentration at Penland School of Crafts in the Spring of 2020. (

Logan Hirsh is a blacksmith out of Austin Tx. His shop is currently located in Weed Ca, at the Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture.

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Class 3

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