7th Biennial Conference:

Passion and Practice

October 5th-9th 2022


Performance is at the heart of this years’ conference as well as our usual conference panels, workshops, and pours galore.


Christopher Meyer will host this conference in Vermillion South Dakota at the University of South Dakota.

7th Biennial Keynote Speaker Gregg Deal


We are thrilled to have Gregg Deal as our keynote speaker this year in Vermillion. Please check out his website and come join us for performance iron at its best.

In Memoriam Daniel Hunt

We have lost one of our most beloved artists this June of 2022.

We love you and will miss you terribly Dan.

May all your tools be sharp, your carvings  smooth, your work light, and the love be plentiful where ever you land brother.  You will forever be in our hearts.

Vermillion Conference Info

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