2023 HARD ROCK HAMMER-IN
DATE: June 23 - 24, 2023
REGISTRATION: Register here online. Registration is open.
Online registration will be open till June 20th, after that register at the event.
"Exclusive HardRock Hammer-in T-shirts! Only available to registrants BEFORE June 9th! Must specify size!
Sign up early to be one of the cool smiths!"
FLYER: hard rock flyer. pdf
Nevada County Fairgrounds
11228 McCourtney Rd, Grass Valley, CA 95949
$110 both days w/ food, camping and T-shirt
$130 walk-in both days
$60 single day w/food
$70 single day walk-in w/food
$90 both days no food or camping
*You must be a CBA member to participate.
CAMPING: No reservations needed for camping. We have the entire Fairview Camping Areareserved for attendees at no additional charge. First come first served.Camping area map - NCFmap3.pdf
RV spots available at additional cost through fairgrounds.The RV park reservation number is 530.273.6217
CONTACT FOR INFO:
Denis Murphy: 530.955.5714 call or text
Free-form tight rolls: Each participant will have an opportunity to form tapers and use a pipe threader as a means to “power twist” forming, in one 40 in. heat.
Pulling the coils with machinery: The forklift will stretch the formed coils into "material dictated" organic spiral forms to be combined into an artistic assembly.
Letting the steel decide what it wants to be.
Forming without a hammering: Utilizing only long heats, inertia, gravity and leverage to shape the metal; a demonstration of free-forming metal elements.
Creating collectively a gate, grille, or sculpture with the participants' collaborative free-formed pieces.
Tool workshop focus on tongs making to participants stock size preference.
"Dakota Myers is a full-time blacksmith who uses his traditional skillset to drive contemporary designs. Dakota graduated from The American College of the Building Arts in 2017, spending his summer internships with Jakob Faram and The Center For Metal Arts. He pursued further education overseas at the Hereford College of Arts Artist Blacksmithing Program in 2018. Dakota Co-Founded Innovation Forge in Berthoud Colorado that same year. He currently lives in Truckee California forging architectural ironwork for Mountain Forge Inc."