Uri Hofi workshops @ Center 4 Metal Arts, Florida, NY in Oct

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Uri Hofi workshops @ Center 4 Metal Arts, Florida, NY in Oct

Unread post by beth.olson » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:31 pm

> From: info@centerformetalarts.com
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> Sent: 08/20/13 01:42 AM
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> To: info@centerformetalarts.com
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> Subject: Blacksmithing news: Uri Hofi is back in the USA this October
>
> We have some unexpected news about the return of Uri Hofi to the USA
> this October in memory of Ed Mack, and we want to get the word out to
> any smith who ever wanted to take a Hofi workshop. These are hands-on,
> small group workshops, plus one Columbus Day festival at the Center
> for Metal Arts. Below is a short calendar version, plus a longer
> descriptive version of the Hofi workshops. Registration is online at
> http://www.centerformetalarts.com, and we are happy to help with lodging and
> other questions.
>
> Many thanks,
> Rhoda Mack
> Center for Metal Arts, 44 Jayne St. Florida NY 10921
> (845) 651-7550
>
> SHORT CALENDAR VERSION:
>
> October 9-11: Ergonomic Hand Hammer Workshop with Uri Hofi at the
> Center for Metal Arts, Florida NY.
>
> October 12-13: Toolmaking Weekend with Uri Hofi at the Center for
> Metal Arts, Florida NY.
>
> October 14: Ironfest and Demonstrations with Uri Hofi at the Center
> for Metal Arts, Florida NY.
>
> October 16-18: Ergonomic Hand Hammer Workshop with Uri Hofi at the
> Center for Metal Arts, Florida NY.
>
> October 19-20: Power Hammer Weekend with Uri Hofi at the Center for
> Metal Arts, Florida NY.
>
>
> Descriptive Version: A BLACKSMITH'S OCTOBER
> Toolmaking, Ergonomic Hand Hammering, Power Hammer Work, and
> Demonstrations with URI HOFI. October 9-20 at the Center for Metal
> Arts in the Village of Florida, NY
>
> Since Hofi's last session in the USA in 2006 he has reinvented the
> German blacksmithing programs with his innovative techniques, taught
> and demonstrated in Europe and at home in Israel. Now Hofi returns one
> more time to this side of the Atlantic for a celebration of the forge
> with 5 events to choose from in two powerhouse weeks of workshop
> intensives. If you ever wanted to learn with Hofi, if you want to know
> how to turn your hammer hand into a power stroke, if you want to learn
> how to make the power hammer more efficient, if you want to develop
> your toolmaking, here is your chance to do it without an overseas
> flight. The Center for Metal Arts has set up these classes to give you
> the most choice and flexibility; mix and match these five sessions to
> fit your schedule.
>
>
> Oct 9-11: Ergonomic Hand Hammer Workshop with Uri Hofi (Wednesday - Friday)
>
> Three days of demonstration and hands-on time. Learn the efficient
> power stroke hammer swing to protect your body from repetitive motion
> injuries, different uses of the hammer and anvil surface, and the most
> productive ways to go about moving metal. Hofi looks at process and
> thinks about a faster or easier way to achieve the same outcome. If
> you?ve heard that ?Get it hot and hit it hard? sums up blacksmithing,
> this class can boost your productivity and save your swinging arm for
> years ahead. A condensed and intensive version of Hofi?s 5-day course.
> Hands-on forging on the Hofi anvil base and tooling. Limited to 10
> participants. $600 covers materials, a copy of Hofi?s sketchbook on
> hand hammering, and 3 days that can teach you how to work with your
> body, the hammer and a little physics to be a more productive smith
>
> ___________________________________________________________
>
> Oct 12-13: Advanced Toolmaking Weekend with Uri Hofi (Saturday - Sunday)
>
> Since his last sessions here, Hofi has been invited to re-engineer the
> traditional German metal arts education, and he has further developed
> his course in Toolmaking. In this 2-day weekend session you will make
> some of those tools to take home with you, and learn how to take your
> toolmaking skills back to your own workspace. Limited to 5
> participants. $550 includes tool steel and other materials.
>
> ___________________________________________________________
>
> Oct 14: Columbus Day Ironfest and Demos with Uri Hofi (Monday)
>
> Uri Hofi is modeling this holiday Ironfest after a one-day program he
> has done in Europe. There will be demos of ergonomic hand hammering,
> and use of the power hammer, interspersed with vintage Hofi stories,
> lunch with Hofi, and other festivities. Come for the day and stay for
> the ceremonial Ringing of the Anvil. $60 for the day includes lunch.
> Please register ahead to secure a spot.
>
> ___________________________________________________________
>
> Oct 16-18: Ergonomic Hand Hammer Workshop with Uri Hofi (Wednesday - Friday)
>
> A repeat of the October 9-11 workshop.
>
> ___________________________________________________________
>
> Oct 19-20: Power Hammer Weekend with Uri Hofi (Saturday - Sunday)
>
> Uri Hofi?s traditional 5-day class is condensed into 2 days. Work with
> the combination and radius dies, designed for their aggressive bite
> and their use in free-form forging. Demonstrations of techniques and
> elements, and plenty of hands-on time to try your own hand at the
> power hammer. Limited to 5 participants. $550 includes a copy of
> Hofi?s sketchbook on power hammer work, and materials.
>
> Registration is online at http://www.centerformetalarts.com, or call (845)
> 651-7550 for more information.
Beth Olson
Editor, Metalsmith

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