The Somerset Show 4th May 2015

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Richard Jones. West Country Blacksmith, Live forging competition.

The Somerset Show is held on 4th May 2015 (early May Bank Holiday) and is the first of the ten NBCC Competitions. This years schedule is:

1. Static Indoor
2. Static Outdoor
3. Artistic,
4. Live Forging – 1 1/4 hrs to make a Latch to competitor’s own design. Forge, fuel and anvil supplied, material not!

Please comment to request more detail, or how to enter.

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The Royal Bath & West Show 27th – 30th May 2015

Next schedule up is the Royal Bath & West Show this show is held at Shepton Mallet Showground, Somerset.

The Classes at The Bath & West Show are pretty straightforward with no frills or special requirements. Its a great show generally and very welcoming as a competitor. The prize money at this show is one of the most generous on the NBCC circuit so its definitely worth putting the effort in.

Class entries close 13th May (on line) or until the class is full. The PDF schedule can be downloaded at Bath & West Wrought Ironwork Schedule 2015. This Show’s website allows you to book your entries on line (using the above link)… the system works, so please use it!

The schedule is basically this:

Class WI1-  Any item suitable for display in/around the home focusing upon a Stone Fireplace.
Class WI2 – Any item, any size, for EXTERIOR use.
Class WI3 – LIVE BLACKSMITHING. “Produce any item within the timescale of 90 minutes.” NO STRIKER ALLOWED. Supply own materials.
Class WI4 – LIVE BLACKSMITHING, “Produce something saleable within the timescale of 20 minutes”. Supply own materials.
Class WI5 – LIVE TONG MAKING, Time allowed 45 minutes. Supply own materials.

Please check out Bath & West Wrought Ironwork Schedule 2015 for the detail.

The Three Counties Show 2015 – 12, 13, 14 June schedule

First of this years (2015) schedules are in. All the info you need is at RTCAS official website last entries are 1st May 2015 or when the classes are full…. yes, they get full, so get in early to avoid disappointment. There are professional and student classes for both Farriers and Blacksmith at the Three Counties Show so read the schedule carefully. There is a separate entry form for Classes R.10 & R.11

The professional Blacksmith classes are:

R.10A Traditional class over £250 in value

R.10B Traditional class under £250 in value

R.11A Contemporary class over £250 in value

R.11B Contemporary class under £250 in value

R.12 Set piece Live Smithing class

R.14 Speed Chain making Live Smithing class

Check out the full schedule and entry forms at RTCAS official website

Last NBCC show of 2014

Not quite the end of the show season yet…..

The Dorset County Show is happening this weekend at Cokers Frome Showground just outside Dorchester.

For more details check out the recent Dorset County Show post

Edenbridge & Oxted Show is this weekend!

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Live forging

Edenbridge & Oxted Show is this weekend!

At last the time has come…. from this Saturday morning to Monday evening the Blacksmith show committee will be working furiously to get the displays and competition up and underway. The Show opens 8am Sunday 24th August.

This is only the last minute touches, as the committee and in particular Eric Lamprell, have put in a massive amount of work to make the Show the success it always is. Please show your support, because they always say there is no Show without contributors, but likewise there is no Show without those individuals who organise and put masses of their own time in so we can all enjoy ourselves.

So get your toolboxes ready and lets go!

Dorset County Show Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September 2014

The Dorset County Show Blacksmith competitions are held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September at Cokers Frome showground just north east of Dorchester, Dorset. Just got the final draft for the main Live Competition. Last show of the year and there’s still time to enter so good luck if you fancy having a go.

Schedule for 2014

Static competitions

Class 1: Any item produced using mainly traditional methods for indoor use – Prize money 1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £10
Class 2: Any item produced using mainly traditional methods for outdoor use – Prize money 1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £10
Class 3: Any Item of an artistic nature using any method of construction, with no limit on selling price – Prize money 1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £10


Live competitions

Class 4: Any saleable item produced on the showground in 30 minutes no striker allowed – Prize money 1st £25, 2nd £15, 3rd £10
Class 5: Competitors are required to make ‘a left handed corkscrew’ any design, any size, on the showground in 60 minutes competitor to supply material. Points given for inventiveness and function – Prize money 1st £40, 2nd £20, 3rd £10

Competitors to supply their own material and tools. Forge anvil coal and vice will be provided.
No striker allowed.

More Details at Blacksmiths Competition

South of England Show 4th, 5th & 6th July

South of England Show 4th, 5th & 6th July

Hosted at Hobbledown Farm, Epsom instead of its usual home at South of England Showground.

Here’s this years schedule.

NBCC COMPETITONS 

TRADITIONAL

Group A Class1 – Traditional

 

COMTEMPORARY

Group A Class 1 – Contemporary

 

Judged by Steve Miller A.W.C.B

 

LIVE FORGING

Group A Class 2 – Live Forging

Competitors will be given 2 hours

to produce an item on the theme of `MUSIC`

Competitors are to provide their own material

 

Judged by Kevin Boys  A.W.C.B


Not NBCC round

Group B Class 3 – Traditional and Contemporary

COLLEGE STUDENTS (UNDER 21) only

Group B Class 4 – LIVE FORGING

using Material supplied by show

wins PETER BEGENT AWARD

Group B Class 5 – STATIC EXHIBITS

wins CAMELIA BOTNAR FOUNDATION CUP

 

Judged by  Kevin Boys AWCB

Visit South of England Blacksmiths to enter….

New Forest Show 29th, 30th & 31st July 2014

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New Forest Blacksmiths

The New Forest Show Wrought Ironwork Competitions are being held on 29th, 30th & 31st July 2014.

Here is the schedule as of today, but please check official schedule before entering, by contacting the show direct:

Phone: 01590 622400

Email: info@newforestshow.co.uk

Write: New Forest Show, The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QH

SCHEDULE FOR NEW FOREST SHOW WROUGHT IRONWORK COMPETITIONS

Class One: Set Piece
Competitors are required to design & make either (a) Fruit Bowl or (b) Full size Scarecrow using recycled materials item should be primarily of forged construction

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Class Two: Under £200 in value
Traditional or contemporary, Primarily of forged construction
(the work should be marked at that price or available for commission at that price)

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Class Three: Over £200 in value
Traditional or contemporary primarily of forged construction

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Class Four: Industrial
Competitors are required to submit an item of industrial or general metalwork
(eg Forged or fabricated component parts) Jigs, tools etc. MMA, MIG, TIG allowed
but priority given to forged items.

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Class Five: Artistic/Sculptural
Items of artistic metalwork. Any method of construction.

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Class Six: 90 Minute live forging according to theme “By Hook or By Crook”
Competitors are required to make on the showground
Please note: No clean up time allowed
A striker is permitted.

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Class seven: 20 minute live forging
Competitors are required to make on the showground as saleable object in 20 minutes

Prizes: 1st £20 2nd £15 3rd £10

Show Champion: £200 Reserve Champion: £100

New Forest Grand Prix
For the overall winner on aggregate points including live competitions

Class Eight: Military “Artisan” Blacksmiths Competition
Two Hour “open class” (open to service personnel only)

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Prizes: 1st £60 2nd £40 3rd £20

Royal Welsh Show, 21 – 24 July 2014

Royal Welsh Show 21 – 24 July 2014 next!

Here’s their schedule….

CLASS 7                                                                                                                             OPEN ARTIST BLACKSMITH COMPETITION

Any item of ironwork made by traditional methods only.

Entry Fee: £6.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £75; 2nd £50; 3rd £30; 4th £20. 1st – 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

CLASS 8                                                                                                                          OPEN ARTISTIC MODERN AND FIGURINE COMPETITION

Any item of modern artistic work including figurine.

Entry Fee: £6.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £75; 2nd £50; 3rd £30; 4th £20. 1st – 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

CLASS 9                                                                                                                             OPEN

Any finished article of wrought ironwork £100 and over in value.

Entry Fee: £6.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £75; 2nd £50; 3rd £30; 4th £20. 1st – 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

CLASS 10                                                                                                                          OPEN

Any finished article of wrought ironwork not exceeding £100 in value.

Entry Fee: £6.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £75; 2nd £50; 3rd £30; 4th £20. 1st – 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

CLASS 11                                                                                                             APPRENTICES OR TRAINEES ONLY

Any finished article of wrought ironwork made by an apprentice or trainee currently pursuing formal training.

Entry Fee: £3.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £40; 2nd 30; 3rd £20; 4th £15. 1st – 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

Note: Apprentice or Trainee Competitors are eligible to enter items of work in the Open Classes, if they wish, but those items will not qualify to be judged in Class 11.

CLASS 12 – WELSH STUDENTS ONLY

Competition open to Welsh Students only, though they may be continuing their studies in Technical Institutions outside Wales. An article of ornamental ironwork made during the previous 12 months. Only 2 entries per person.

Entry Fee: £3.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £40; 2nd £30; 3rd £20; 4th £10. 1st – 4th Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

CLASS 13 LIVE FORGING (to commence at 10.00 am) – STUDENTS OR APPRENTICES

To produce a test piece

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Design kindly supplied by Chris Blythman – Herefordshire College of Technology.

Time allowed – 1 hour                         Materials supplied

Entry Fee: £3.00 (inclusive of VAT)

 

1st £40; 2nd £30; 3rd £25. 1st – 3rd Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

 

Exhibitors please note that a commentary will be given by Mr Perks, Steward for the Section during the above class

 

CLASS 14 LIVE FORGING (to commence at 1.30 pm) – OPEN FOR INDIVIDUAL BLACKSMITHS

Any article to be made. Competitors must bring their own materials which must be unworked.

Time allowed – 1 ½ hours.

Entry Fee: £6.00 (inclusive of VAT)

1st £55; 2nd £40; 3rd £25. 1st – 3rd Prize cards and rosettes will be awarded.

Exhibitors please note that a commentary will be given by Mr Perks, Steward for the Section during the above class.

 

FORGES, ANVILS AND FUEL WILL BE PROVIDED, BUT COMPETITORS MUST BRING ALL OTHER NECESSARY TOOLS.

To enter please contact the competition direct:

Mrs Rhian Davies

CAFC Cyf / RWAS Ltd.

Llanelwedd

Llanfair ym Muallt / Builth Wells

Powys LD2 3SY

rhian@rwas.co.uk

 

The Edenbridge & Oxted Show

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Blacksmithing at Edenbridge & Oxted Show

The first entry on the Blacksmith competitions at The Edenbridge & Oxted Show Blog. Well what can you say…. ‘Welcome’ for a start, especially if you are new to all this.  If you are a seasoned competitor, I’m glad you’ve found us .

The Competitions are not all about showing off and seeing who’s best (although there is that too), its prime purpose is getting Blacksmiths or people who have an interest in Forging metal together and sharing.

Sharing can be a complicated thing… thoughts, opinions, skills, design, techniques, business savvy, inside info and so on, the list is a lot longer than I care to note down here. Sharing is also companionship, this is something that develops by default when like minded people get together and if you allow me a little sentiment, its a thing to be cherished!

At the Blacksmith competitions at The Edenbridge & Oxted Show the first thing you’ll become aware of as a newcomer is the friendly, laid back nature of the event. This informality is infectious and before you know it you’ll be chatting and discussing with other Smiths about all sorts of Blacksmith stuff. Even when the intense Live forging competitions get underway the organizers have a knack of keeping the seriousness of the forging, light and welcoming. If you are returning to the Competition you’ll know what I’m talking about already!

This new website is to note down all the good stuff that happens at Blacksmith competitions at The Edenbridge & Oxted Show and to inform everyone of the important bits like, schedules, results and prizes.