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Notices > Early Iron 4 - (Iron Smelting) Ashoken, April 24-26

Early Iron is a gathering of individuals with a keen interest in the
small-scale smelting of iron from ore.


Even after almost two decades of many trials and frequent failures, many
puzzles of exactly how historic direct process bloomery furnaces work
still remain.Early Iron 4 will once again pull together those who
continue to experiment.

Lee Sauder, certainly the most experienced and best known worker with
direct process bloomery furnaces in North America, will build and fire
an experimental furnace based on the medieval Spanish Catalan type,
assisted by 'Early Iron' instigator Mike McCarthy.

Jesus Hernandez, one of the top bladesmiths making and using bloomery
iron in the USA, will bring his understanding of the Catalan as well as
share his extensive experience with 'bloom to blade'.

Darrell Markewitz will investigate air supply into a Viking Age furnace.
Early Iron 4 will not just allow participants to observe, participate
and learn. It represents a chance to pull together individuals
interested in all aspects of the riddle of Early Iron, face to face - to
the enrichment of us all.

For more details on workshop packages and schedule visit the Early Iron
4 website

We are excited to be sharing the Ashokan Campus with the Northeast
Blacksmiths Association for their Spring Hammer-In. Learn more about
their program at Northeast Blacksmiths Association

For more information about the Ashokan Center facility and programs
visit: Ashokan

Remember the full symposium registration includes lodgings and meals!

'Event Only' registration is available

Book NOW - slight price increase after April 10

Hope to see you there!

March 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDarrell Markewitz