March 15, 2016

COMAG March 2016 Meeting

Dry Canyon Forge hosted its last COMAG meeting this month.  It's truly a bittersweet moment for COMAG, as Joe Elliott has decided to retire and sell his business.  We have all been honored by the presence of Joe and by giving COMAG essentially a place to rest our heart, the space to learn and grow, and a place to laugh.   Dry Canyon Forge has hosted numerous meetings for several past years where COMAG has seen a great many demonstrations by Joe and other members as well.

We want to give Joe a huge thank you for the best of his meetings.  The forge will be sorely missed...the sound of the hammers, the heat of the fire, but most of all, the fun laughter of the Dry Canyon Forge.  For you take us back in time.... what great memories!

March's meeting proceeded well as usual.  Kellen primarily discussed the success and outcome of Winter Fest.  Our next big venue is preparing for the Oxford Show in August. For those members interested in participating please contact Goph for more information.

Hunter stepped up and presented a basic outline of "How to be a demonstrator".  If your interested in giving a demonstration to COMAG members, this detailed outline here:  "Guidelines for Demonstrations" will give you some ideas of preparing for one as well as what to expect and what is to be expected.

The meeting ended with a great demonstration by Joe Elliot on forging decorative iron.

Meeting minutes can be found here:  COMAG March 2016 Minutes.

Images by Missy Powell.

In honor of Joe Elliot and Dry Canyon Forge....Black Smith.

The Mark Of A True Craftsman: Joe Elliott from Alex Hamlin on Vimeo.

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A group of metal smiths and black smiths dedicated to the promotion of education, collaboration, and information in the metal arts and crafts. This is achieved through monthly meetings, public shows and demonstrations, workshops, classes and scholarships.