Nove Hrady Blacksmith Meeting
13 - 21 August 2016
The Region of South Bohemia had funded an 8-day blacksmith meeting in August 2016 in Nove Hrady, South Bohemia. Master Blacksmith Daniel Cerny was the main coordinator for the forging-side of the action, while the Town of Nove Hrady and our Rozmberk Society took care of the logistics.
Daniel Cerny at work in our smithy
The meeting in Nove Hrady took place from Saturday 13.8 to Sunday 21.8. Participating blacksmiths were Gert Bruyninx (Belgium), Andrew and Jacob Molinaro (PA, USA), John Rayer (MI, USA), and from the Czech Republick Karl Ondracek, Jan Stanek, Miroslav Romasek, Michal Podhradský and others. From the SOU Trhové Sviny, Josef Szylar and Kammil Janoscak were partricipating as apprentices.
The South Bohemian Blacksmith Meeting was made possible by funding from the Region of South Bohemia, with additional funding and support from the Town of Nove Hrady, the Rozmberk Society, and blacksmith Daniel Cerny
The participation of the blacksmiths from the USA in this meeting was part of our cultural crafts program for a continuing US - Czech Artisan Blacksmith Exchange and is largely funded by the US Embassy in Czech Republic.