Cambria Iron Conference
September 17th, 2022
The Cambria Iron Conference is an event held at Center for Metal Arts in the historic Cambria Iron and Steel Blacksmith shop.
CMA’s mission is to renovate and refurbish the historic power hammers and tooling to make them available to be seen by the greater forging community and used by qualified professional blacksmiths. This event represents our first major step toward that goal by hosting an event open to the public and inviting a different artist every year to demonstrate.
Our goal for this event and this space are to keep the focus on forging, creativity, education, and historical preservation with the main demonstration taking place in the historic blacksmith shop on the industrial hammers. All of CMA facilities will be open to tour and we will have an exhibition on display as well as a smaller demonstration happening in our forging classroom.
This year our featured demonstrator is Zack Noble. Zack will create a large-scale forging inspired by his “Isolating Mass” series. This body of work “encourages the viewer to look within each finished piece and see the manipulation. To look beyond the final work and more deeply into how it was formed.” With no addition or removal of material in these pieces, Zack hopes his work conveys the feeling of the energy it took to create it.
“I have been using industrial forging techniques in my current work to realize simple but bold forms.”
Center for Metal Arts is offering a student discount for our Cambria Iron Conference. Students must be enrolled in an educational program, examples include college, university, or non-traditional school. Use code “STUDENT20” at checkout to receive the discount. This is being offered on an honesty basis, so please only use the code if you are a student. If you are found to use the code and not be a student, your registration will be refunded.
DescriptionSchedule: September 17th, 2022 (Schedule Subject to Change)
8:30 A.M. – Opening remarks (Introduction & brief history of the Cambria Iron Company and Blacksmith Shop)
9:00 A.M. – Demonstration begins (in Historic Blacksmith Shop)
12:00 P.M. – Lunch break
1:00 P.M. – Demonstration resumes
5:00 P.M. – Demonstration ends
6:00 P.M. – After party
8:00 P.M. – CMA on campus facilities and buildings will be closed
* After Party is BYOB and CMA fully expects all attendees to drink responsibly.
*Open Alcohol containers not permitted on site until 5:00 PM