Featured Blacksmiths

Dorothy Stiegler, Plymouth, California, USA

Sculptural architectural steel and bronze forgings, joinery
stieglermetaldesign.com

Glenn Moon, Braidwood, NSW, Australia

Industrial forging, architectural ironwork, forging anvils
springandhammersmith.com

Douglas Pryor, California, USA

Sculpting, raising, chasing, and repousse
douglaspryor.com
instagram.com/douglas_pryor

Benoit Laurent, Victoria, BC, Canada

Combining design elements from Europe and the West Coast
stewartmountainforge.ca

Matt Jenkins, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Contemporary designs with traditional techniques, #366hooks
cloverdaleforge.com
instagram.com/cloverdaleforge

Gennadii Boyarskyi, Peachland, BC, Canada

Creating intricate installations with simple tools
boyarskyiblacksmith.com

Kerry Neilson, Surrey, BC, Canada

Traditional file making by hand
Former welding instructor at BCIT

Gerard Laverty, Surrey, BC, Canada

Farrier instructor at Kwantlen, Irish farrier champion
kpu.ca/testimonials/faculty/gerard-laverty

About CanIRON

Canada’s National Blacksmith Conference

Since 1997, CanIRON has been the premier biennial blacksmithing gathering, aimed at fostering friendship, collaboration, and skills development. The initial purpose of the event was for the betterment of all who attend, to exchange thoughts, ideas, procedures, technology, etc. and then take the knowledge back home and share.

“This event is not just for people who are practicing blacksmiths. It will inspire artists and designers of all media, anyone with an involvement or interest in metal, and those who are totally unfamiliar with the craft” –G.Haverstock, CBBA president

Held every second year, CanIRON moves west to east across Canada and is hosted alternately by eastern and western Canadian blacksmithing associations. The conference features presenters and demonstrators from a wide variety of metal working disciplines.

more about CanIRON

Get Involved

Registration

More information about registration and accommodation.
Questions or concerns? register@caniron.ca

Register Here

*Please note that meal package and Thursday banquet spots are only available before June 15, 2017.
**Ear and eye protection is mandatory. Steel toed boots/shoes are required when inside any of the workshops.
***IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR USA Registrants: HAND GUNS ARE NOT ALLOWED IN CANADA

Opportunities

CanIRON has successfully partnered with cities, venues, companies, government and private organizations for more than two decades.

If you are interested in supporting a CanIRON event through sponsorship, please contact us via sponsor@caniron.ca or get in touch with the host blacksmithing association directly.

Individuals or groups who are interested in volunteering their time for set up, take down, preparing materials, documenting, media, or other creative input are encouraged to connect via volunteer@caniron.ca or through their local blacksmithing association.

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