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  • August 20, 2020
  • Online live streaming via Zoom
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  • For Session 3 (with Ellen Durkan)
  • For Session 3 (with Ellen Durkan)

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Session 3 - with Ellen Durkan

DATE:  August 20, 2020, 6:00 pm   PDT

LOCATION: Online live streaming via Zoom - Login and password will be provided once you have registered

CONTACT FOR MORE INFO: Dennis Dusek,, (530) 919-0573


CBA members - $30/session or $80 for all sessions

Non-members - $35/session or $95 for all sessions

To register for all 4 events CLICK HERE

*This is also a fund-raiser, to help replenish CBA's finances following the cancellation of the 2020 Spring Conference.

REGISTRATION: Register here (online)

  •   20 participants maximum for each session. (Combining those registered for all 4 sessions plus those registered for the individual session.)
  •   Registration cutoff date is Monday, August 17
  •   Instructions for Zoom access to this meeting will be sent to all registrants.

Many of us are missing our CBA family and friends. Not sure just when we will be able to share and learn from our fellow smiths in person so in the mean time will be hosting a series of informal round table Presentations and Chats using zoom.

“Let’s talk Design” is a series of photo presentations with discussion about design to be held one week apart (4 total). Join our raw and real conversation with three accomplished blacksmiths: Lynda Metcalfe, Victoria Patti and Ellen Durkan. Each smith will go over their process as they take a piece from an idea to a finished design for a piece of metal art. Each session will conclude with question and answer time giving each participant a chance to chat with the smiths. These three informal presentations will be followed by a final bonus session where all three come back and form a panel discussion combining their shared knowledge.


Ellen Durkan is an artist blacksmith who lives in Delaware and teaches at a local college. Herbusiness is Iron Maiden Forge where she creates "forged fashion" wearable art. She travelsand teaches blacksmith classes during the summer when the apocalypseisn'tbringingdown the universe. She acceptsofferings in the form of wine, chocolate or tools Ellen will gladly discuss her process and other various interests that led to her current body of work; fashion meets forging.

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