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Pete Mattila, 2023 Cambria Iron Conference Featured Demonstrator August 2, 2023 Photo by Scott Gelston Interview by Yamila Audisio Pete Mattila, an industrial blacksmith living and working in Tasmania, has a diverse background in metalworking, starting… Read More… Exploring the 2023 Cambria Iron Conference with Patrick Quinn June 14, 2023 Exploring the 2023 Cambria Iron…

Forging Focus

Forging Focus

2024 Scholarship applications are now closed. Please check back later for opportunities in 2025! A Six-Week Intensive Course Level: All Skill Levels Dates: June 17 – July 26, 2024 Forging technique and tooling is the key to quality work. Whether you’re interested in sculpture, toolmaking, architectural work or anything in between, this intensive workshop is…

Digital Notebook

Digital Notebook

The Center for Metal Arts Digital Notebook is a resource of forging techniques and projects designed to aid the aspiring blacksmith. Our mission is to create in-depth instructional videos that complement our in person forging workshops. Simply create a CMA Digital Notebook username and password and all enrolled workshops will be saved to your notebook…

Opportunities

Opportunities

ScholarshipsWe’re honored and grateful to remember Stefan, Steve, and Russell through generous donations to the Center for Metal Art’s Scholarship fund. Residency OpportunitiesCenter for Metal Arts is offering independent forging residencies in the month of January that vary in length from one-week to one-month. Private Lessons & Open StudioPrivate lessons are perfect for learning new…

Scholarships

Scholarships

2024 Scholarships are now closed.Please check back later for 2025 opportunities!  Stefan Karfakis Memorial Scholarship1977-2015 Born in Easton Pennsylvania, Stefan grew up passionate about art. As a senior in high school, he was selected to the Pennsylvania Governor’s School of the Arts, and graduated with 9 credits in Art History from Lafayette College. Learn More…

Assistantships

Assistantships

Applications for 2024 are closed. Please check back later for future opportunities. Benefits  Exposure and interaction with all CMA instructors and workshops  Direct hands on experience assisting instructors during demonstrations and workshops Valuable experience in the craft of forging  Experience using and maintaining forging tools and equipment  Housing in the CMA House during your stay…

Residency

Residency

The 2024 Winter Residency Application period is now closed. Please check back again for 2025 dates. Independent Residencies With a huge thank you to the Windgate Foundation, Center for Metal Arts is excited to offer independent forging residencies through scholarships in the months of January and February 2024. Residencies will vary in length from one-week…

About

About

Who We Are The mission of CMA is to maintain a high-quality educational forging program, providing the best equipped facility deeply rooted in the traditions and history of this craft, reaching and serving the broadest possible audience of artists, craftspeople and students in the U.S. and abroad. Core to this mission is the preservation through…

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