2023 ROARING CAMP HAMMER-IN
We encourage everyone with an interest in blacksmithing, the metal arts, etc., to come to the Hammer-in at Roaring Camp. It will be open to the public for viewing; everyone will be able to watch as our demonstrators push the boundaries of hot metal, bring ancient techniques to life, and share with the larger community their talent and dedication to the blacksmith’s craft. However, only CBA members who pay the registration fee may work at the anvils and forges.
DATE: August 18-19, 2023
LOCATION: 5401 Graham Hill Road, Felton
Full Hammer-In - Register Before July 16, 2023 - $125
Full Hammer-In - Register After July 15, 2023 - $140
Single Day Hammer-In - August 18 OR 19 - Register Before July 16, 2022 - $85
Single Day Hammer-In - August 18 OR 19 - Register After July 15, 2023 - $105
REGISTRATION: Here on the CBA website. Registration is open till August 17, 2023 or until our maximum of 50 registrants is reached.
DEMONSTRATORS: Celeste Flores, Caitlin Morris, Francis Leidinger, Victoria Ritter with John West and Randy Augsburger. We also have a special presentation by Dr. Nick Gessler on the prehistoric harvesting of iron meteorites, and cold forging.
SCHEDULE: 2023RCschedule.pdfAUCTION, IRON IN THE HAT, NAIL TREE: Once again, we will have an auction at the Saturday night banquet. Iron in the Hat tickets will be sold throughout the event, and IITH will be run before dinner on Saturday night. Bring items you’d like to donate for either the auction or IITH. And be sure to make a nail for our nail tree!
MEALS: Breakfast and lunch will be available onsite. Friday night potluck. Saturday night dinner - $35 (full meal, non-alcoholic drinks included)
T-SHIRTS: Will be available at the hammer-in. Please email Bill with number of shirts and sizes needed before July 16, 2023
ACCOMMODATIONS: Limited free on-site tent camping.
• Overnight RV/Camper parking is available. These are parking spots only, no water, power, or dump station.
• Camping may also be available in nearby parks.
• There are other motels nearby in Felton, Ben Lomond, Scotts Valley, and Santa Cruz.
DIRECTIONS: SR-17 to Scotts Valley. Take exit #3 at Mt. Hermon Rd., turn right and drive 3.5 miles to Felton. Turn left on Graham Hill Road, and drive 1/2 mile to Roaring Camp (it’s on your right, 5401 Graham Hill Road).
PARKING: Attendee parking permits for the main Roaring Camp lot, and for registered campers, will be distributed for printing by August 10.
HAMMER-IN CONTACTS: Bill Kasper at email@example.com
Anna Bobisuthi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hack the learning process: forging connections between brain, body, and people using practical neuropsychology with hands-on work: a leaf and a hook.
Chasing demonstration in copper, and iron/copper ladle hands-on at the forges.
Demonstrating a walnut and bronze table maquette build.
Victoria Ritter with John West and Randy Augsburger
Hands-on at the forge: miner's candlestick, a woodworking gimlet, and drawer pulls.