november, 2019

16nov9:00 am5:00 pmDemo - Phoenix - Sevin

Event Details

Demonstrator: Clayton Cowart
Tamahagane is a type of steel made in the Japanese tradition. Breaking down Tamahagane, tama means
round and precious, while hagane means steel. This steel is used to make Japanese swords, knives, and similar cutting tools. Clayton will use a mobile kiln to forge an already created bloom using the traditional Japanese techniques.

* Clayton will teach a workshop on Sunday, November 17, on building the furnace. Details below.
* Registration begins at 8:00 AM, the demonstration starts at 9:00 AM.
* Registration fee:
$15 for members
$20 for non-members
* Lunch is on your own. There are several good eating places nearby.
* Bring things for Iron-In-the-Hat and Show-and-Tell.
NOTE: No folded tickets. Any folded tickets that are drawn will be thrown away.
Don’t forget to put your name on anything you bring for Show-and-Tell.
* Tailgating is encouraged.
° Tailgaters, please consider donating to Iron in the Hat.

As always, safety glasses are required in the demonstration area.
Hearing protection, closed—toe shoes, and long clothes of natural fibers are highly recommended.


Sunday, November 17, 2019
Clayton will lead a workshop on Sunday, November 17, from 8am to 4pm at Peter Sevin’s shop to produce a Tamahagane bloom that participants can forge into an item of their choice at a later date. The cost of the workshop is $150.
Contact Steve Miller to sign up for the workshop at or 602-989-6505.
You will be working around the hot kiln all day, so dehydration is a concern. Be sure to hydrate well the day before.


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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