´╗┐Announcing the Spring 2024 Hammer-In!
Spring Hammer-In at The Ashokan Center
April 26-28, 2024 Olivebridge, NY
Learn the art of forging hot steel using traditional blacksmithing tools and skills at the semi-annual Northeast Blacksmiths' Ashokan Hammer-In. An exciting weekend of activities for beginners and experienced metal-smiths alike. Come for all or any part of this great weekend workshop, where you can receive instruction in our fully equipped Teaching Program, watch the forging demonstrations, browse the tool flea market and enjoy the company of fellow blacksmiths.

Our demonstrator for the weekend is Andy Dohner. Andy grew up in central Pennsylvania and studied metalworking at Lebanon County Career and Technical Center. After ten years of working as an industrial welder and fabricator he began to develop an interest in making objects of his own design. In 2002 Andy made a career change to learn more by studying with artist blacksmiths across the United States.
Inspired by what he learned about the artistic forging process, Andy eventually started his own studio practice, combining his interest in industrial processes with conceptual designs. Andy currently operates a studio practice in Western North Carolina with a focus on functional and sculptural objects. Andy has participated in exhibits and teaching opportunities across the county.
View more of Andy's work HERE:

In his demo, Andy will show that it is possible to create high quality decorative items with basic tools and using traditional techniques. 
The projects will involve fire welding, hot bending, punching and splitting in very iterations to produce a variety of the traditional style projects. View the weekend schedule HERE
Fun for the whole family!
Our popular Teaching Program provides an opportunity to learn and practice basic forging skills in a safe and well supervised environment. Five working forges and ten forging stations will provide a memorable hands-on experience and an opportunity to bring home a hand made project. See more details HERE
Tailgaters are welcome!
Tool, equipment, and material vendors are welcome to sell their wares at no additional charge. There will also be a fun tool and equipment raffle on Saturday, and a gallery to showcase your latest and greatest work!
Comfortable Lodging and Tasty Meals
Come for the food, and stay for the demo!
View the Ashokan Center Facility and Lodging options here.For private room pricing and reservation information, please reply to this message.
  • $70 Demo only either day.
  • $95 Demo, lunch, all day beverages.
  • $140 Demo and 3 meals Saturday.
  • $300 Demo, 6 meals, 2 nights lodging
Early bird prices shown here are valid thru April 12th. More options and $30 student discounts are available on the REGISTRATION PAGE
Adults attending as a chaperon for a child may register as a student.
Work study discounts are also available at the student rate. Contact Tim for information. 
Payment Options:
Pre-registration is required! Please register on-line and choose one of the following options. Checks are preferred to save the organization a paypal fee. Pay at the door is no longer an option!
  • Credit Card via Wepay
  • Mail a check by April 12 and save the organization processing fees!

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Upcoming Events
Ashokan Knife Seminar, October 4-6, 2024
Planning is underway for a full weekend of demonstrations and lectures covering all aspects of custom forged blades. Learn knife design, metallurgy, forging and finish techniques from world renowned experts, and enjoy the always popular custom knife show. Check their WEBSITE for program details.
Fall Hammer-In
´╗┐October 4-6, 2024
The demonstrator s TBA.