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Posted 2019-08-06T19:55:42Z

Adding to the legacy of Jeff Cawley!

On September 28th 2019 we will be celebrating the life of Jeff Cawley and putting our energy toward forwarding his commitment to stewardship of nature and the arts of fine craftsmanship, especially blacksmithing. Jeff dreamed of creating a conference and teaching space at our family land in Brinnon WA where groups of people could come together to learn and share knowledge and inspiration. We will be having a gathering to celebrate his life, honor his values, and have a groundbreaking of the future art space.


This invitation is open to all who knew and loved Jeff.


The main event will be on Saturday September 28th. The land will be open for camping and visiting from Thursday Sept. 26th - Monday Oct 3th.

What should I prepare for and bring to share?

There will be a large potluck style BBQ on Saturday, please bring something to share. There will be large grills going if you want to bring something to add to the grill pile, salads and desserts will also be greatly appreciated. Please prepare your dish in advance, and bring utensils to serve, as kitchen facilities are extremely limited. 

The Pizza oven will be going, pizza toppings are always appreciated.

The tea house, the original family hand-made cabin,  will be open all weekend providing a sanctuary for all who need it. Tea and treats will be provided during the day, with a port tasting Saturday night. If you would like to contribute a box of cookies can never go amis.

The blacksmith shop will be open for those who would like to create or share. Children and never before blacksmiths welcome. We will be working on a large multimedia collage dedicated to Jeff’s legacy. The collage will be housed inside the new blacksmith shop. All are welcome to add something to this work of art. 

Please do not bring your dog, there will be small children who are very scared of dogs in attendance.


The event will be held at our family land in the Olympic Peninsula, Oleanna. We have 15 acres of semi-developed land to camp on and enjoy nature.

Oleanna is 175 miles north of Portland in the town of Brinnon WA. The address is 141 Overbrook Lane, Brinnon WA. GPS will get you 99.9% of the way there, once you get onto Duckabush River Road you will want to turn left onto Overbrook lane (GPS will probably tell you to go down past Overbrook Lane), there will be signs from there.

You can see some pictures and read more about the land at

How do I RSVP?

Please follow this link to a google poll to fill out your RSVP.

Tent and RV/Trailer camping is limited and will be assigned on a first RSVP basis. Parking will also be tight, so please car-pool when possible.

If you have any questions please contact Sarah at [email protected]

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