Edenbridge and Oxted Show Results 2016

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Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmoiths Group Photo 2016

This years results for the Blacksmith Competitions at Edenbridge & Oxted Show can be viewed at this link Edenbridge and Oxted Blacksmith Competition Results 2016

Well Done to Rhys Harlin who won both the Reserve and Show Champion in the NBCC Static Competition and congratulations to Edenbridges’s Richard Bradshaw for winning the Live Forging Competition.

 

A walk round this year’s E&O marquee.

A short clip of an informal walk around the marquee at this years Static Blacksmith Competitions at Edenbridge and Oxted Show. Did you know that Edenbridge and Oxted Blacksmith Competition has a YouTube channel? Well it has, if you want to check it out you can use this link E&O YouTube

Live Forging Competition at Edenbridge & Oxted Show 2016

A nice Clip of Henry Rogers a local Blacksmith having a go at the NBCC Live Forging Competition at this years Edenbridge & Oxted Show. Henry has a Forge in Edenbridge, which probably make him our most local Smith and well as the youngest.

Last call for Edenbridge and Oxted entries 2016

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Last call for Blacksmith Competition entries 2016

Last call for entries at this years Edenbridge & Oxted Blacksmith Competitions, there’s still time to enter Static pieces and take part in the Live Forging Contests. A schedule can be downloaded using this link https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/printed… along with an E&O Entry Form 2016 https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/entry-f…

E&O Show 3 1/2 weeks away..

In the interests of getting things going (and nostalgia on my part) here’s a great ‘walk about’ video taken by Remuna Picard of Tiki Forge last year.

There’s still time to enter the Competitions (details at The Competition page) but if that’s not your thing just come along for a chat and to soak up the unique experience of Blacksmith Competitions…. The rest of the Show is quite good too!

E&O Show 28-29 August 2016

Video courtesy of Remuna Picard, Tiki Forge.

One month to go before the Blacksmith Competitions at Edenbridge & Oxted Show this August Bank Holiday weekend.
There’s Static and Live Forging Competitions Sunday and Monday and there’s always room for ‘Display only’ (PM me for details).
More info at https://blacksmithcompetition.wordpress.com/ or or you can download a schedule https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/printed… and and entry form https://blacksmithcompetition.files.wordpress.com/…/entry-f…

 

Dorset County Show 3rd and 4th September 2016

On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September is the last round of the NBCC Blacksmith Competitions show of the circuit and is held at the Cokers Frome showground approximately 1/2mile from Dorchester town centre.

This years schedule is:

Static competitions

Class 1: Any item produced using mainly traditional methods for indoor use
Class 2: Any item produced using mainly traditional methods for outdoor use
Class 3: Any Item of an artistic nature using any method of construction, with no limit on selling price

Live competitions

Class 4: Any saleable item produced on the showground in 30 minutes
Class 5: In 60 minutes Competitors are required to make, on the showground an item on the theme of “by hook or by crook” any size any design competitor to supply material. Points given for inventiveness and function.

Special prizes will be awarded for student entries at the judges discretion.

Competitors to supply their own material and tools. Forge anvil coal and vice will be provided. No striker or extra clean up time allowed.

The Royal Welsh Show 18, 19, 20, 21 July (4 days)

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Photo courtesy Alex Sellers

The Royal Welsh Show Blacksmith Competitions are held at The showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3SY on July 18, 19, 20, 21.

As usual this years schedule is very late appearing. The Schedule and Entry Form can be downloaded using these links Royal Welsh Show Wrought Ironwork Schedule 2016 and Royal Welsh Show Entry Form

And as usual I have done my best to extract the information out of the lengthy English/Welsh Schedule for you, however double check the download PDF before you enter….. In a nutshell this years competition is this:

CLASS 7 – Any item of ironwork made by traditional methods only.

CLASS 8 – Any item of modern artistic work including figurine.

CLASS 9 – Any finished article of wrought ironwork £200 and over in value.

CLASS 10 – Any finished article of wrought ironwork not exceeding £200 in value.

CLASS 11 – Jewelry (please see PDF schedule for more detail).

CLASS 12 – for APPRENTICES OR TRAINEES ONLY Any finished article of wrought ironwork. 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 13 – for 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.

CLASS 14 LIVE FORGING (to commence at 10.00 am) – STUDENTS OR APPRENTICES To produce a test piece (shephards crook) in 60 minutes. Materials supplied. To a design supplied by Mr Chris Blythman – Herefordshire College of Technology.

CLASS 15 LIVE FORGING – Any article to be made in 90 minutes. Competitors must bring their own materials which must be un-worked.

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

 

Royal Cornwall Show 9, 10, 11 June 2016 Schedule

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With just over a month to go before the competition, the Royal Cornwall Show has released its Blacksmith Competition Schedule. The Show is held at Wadebridge and is on Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and Saturday 11the June 2016. Getting hold of the schedule and entry form is proving difficult but I’ve managed to get a copy and linked it here Royal Cornwall Show Blacksmith Competition Schedule 2016 (thanks Simon Hall!)

7 Classes in all, to be judged by Richard Bent FWCB

  1. Static Indoor – Any item for indoors use made in the competitor’s workshop using traditional blacksmithing methods.
  1. Static Outdoor – Any article for outdoor use made in the competitor’s workshop using traditional blacksmithing methods.
  1. Static Artistic – Any article produced in the competitor’s workshop of an artistic or sculptural design. Items in this class may use any methods preferred by the maker.
  1. Live Forging – Competitors have two hours to make ‘a Hanging Basket Bracket on a Celtic theme’ using their own tools and materials. Forge, fuel and anvil provided.
  1. Static ‘Functional Item’ – Any functional item produced in the competitor’s workshop. Items in this class may use any methods preferred by the maker.
  1. Live Forging – Competitors have 30mins to make a ‘Saleable item’ using their own tools and materials. Forge, fuel and anvil provided.
  1. Cornish Champion – Open to Cornish Smiths only.

Results for North Somerset Show 2016

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Rhys Harlin proprietor of Darenth Valley Forge, Kent with his first place gate at this year’s North Somerset Show 2016

Results from this years first show are in already.

It was a good show with some excellent, quality forgework in the static classes, in particular Rhys Harlin’s gates and Sam Bailey’s Candle stick (seems ridiculous to call it such, as it was much a sculpture as something to give light). Looking forward to the next competition which is Devon County Show in two weeks.
Indoor
1st Folding Log rack, Mr R C Jones
2nd Table, Mr R C Jones
3rd Book Stand, Mr R C Jones
Outdoor
1st Pedestrian Gate, Mr R Harlin
2nd Garden gate, Mr S Hall
3dr Cultivator and bracket, Mr R C Jones
Artistic
1st  Poppy Seed Garden Gate, Mr R Harlin
2nd “The Couple” Sculptor, Mr S Bailey
3rd Table Lamp, Mr A Hall
Live Forging
1st Mr R C Jones, 2nd Mr A Hall, 3rd Mr J Price
Show Champion (static) NBCC
Mr R Harlin large gate
Reserve (static) NBCC
Mr R Harlin  Poppy seed gate
Live Forging Champion NBCC
Mr R C Jones
Live Forging Reserve NBCC
Mr A Hall
Public vote winner
Mr Sam Bailey “The Couple” Sculptor

And the winning member of the public for taster day experience  “Tricia”

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