The Steel Yard

Enroll Now — Steel Yard Fall Courses

Speaking of the Steel Yard, courses start in September — sign up now for ceramics, glassmaking, jewelry, blacksmithing and welding. Register online, by phone, or by mail. New this season — ‘Beyond Glazing’. Learn four major image surface techniques for ceramics: laser decal printing, silkscreen printing with slips and under glazes, stenciling, and decal application. …

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Save The Dates — Summer Fun

July 16th is the 5th annual Cruise Night at the Steel Yard, part of the Works in Progress 2010 fundraising event series. Cruise Night will bring over 70 custom and classic vehicles to the newly renovated site for an evening of polished chrome, greasy grooves, raffle prizes, studio tours and food sold by the famous …

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Mother, I Have Something For You

Special Mother’s Day Jewelry Making over at the Steel Yard — two classes, Saturday or Sunday. This is a special Mother’s Day Weekend offering of our Beginning Jewelry Workshop and it’s all about making and working with that basic building block of jewelry… the jump ring! The class will start with learning how to form …

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Spring/Summer Courses At Steel Yard

I meant to post this earlier but there is still plenty of time to register for the spring and summer courses at the Steel Yard. Learn ceramics, glass casting, stained glass, jewelry, welding, or perhaps metalsmithing with Lu Heintz who makes gorgeous stuff in many categories (including the very cool window grate at B Sharp …

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What Is The Steel Yard?*

It has always been a little difficult explaining to the uninitiated exactly what the Steel Yard is. It just isn’t like anyplace or anything else — and until reading today’s article in the ProJo my understanding was incomplete. Gina Macris explains how it got off the ground, what goes on over there, and their future …

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Steel Yard Iron Pour Vulcanalia

Too many things to do, but make time for this unique event. And hooray for the bleachers! Last year people were climbing on top of wobbly old ladders and hanging from rafters making it difficult to hold onto your beer. I mean cider. It just looks really cool like something out of those cheesy Kalevala …

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Courses At The Steel Yard

Still time to enroll in courses at the Steel Yard. A few things have started already but some classes like ‘Beginning Blacksmithing’ don’t start until November so maybe there is still time to get in. The course instructor for that workshop is Lu Heintz whose work enhances and protects the Providence landscape. Pictured here is …

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Iron Chef & BBQ At The Steel Yard

Good hair day for the folks at the Steel Yard. This event (Works in Progress 2009 fundraiser) had to be rescheduled due to rain and they have been well-rewarded. From their website, Teams of artists and fabricators compete in our 2nd annual head-to-head sculpture competition.  Enjoy grilled goodies and stick around for the Iron Chef …

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Iron Chef! The Secret Ingredient: Steel

[Postponed to September 19. Good call. Ed.] The Steel Yard continues to impress and amaze with all the arts, culture, production and fun they bring into the world — like that really cool girlfriend or boyfriend who was always full of surprises, and that you regret, to this day, that you didn’t spend more time …

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Steel Yard Cruise Night Wednesday

Works in Progress 2009 Fundraiser at the Steel Yard — the fourth annual Cruise Night featuring classic cars, custom, and (I don’t remember this from last year) bicycles. Also music, refreshments and raffles. And if you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside these buildings there will be studio tours as well. Come see hub caps …

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Open Bike Night

Meet with people who love bikes and biking tonight, and discuss Recycle-a-Bike’s list of fun events for the fall. Suggestions welcome. And if you already are a bike mechanic, or might soon become one, your community bike shop needs you. At 7pm get together and discuss the following topics: volunteers mechanics workshop; open shop; shop …

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Recycle-A-Bike Yard Sale Saturday

Bike Yard Sale — Those interested in finding a new inexpensive bike, or getting parts for the one they already own should check out the Recycle-A-Bike yard sale on Saturday. Find a metal accoutrement for artistic inspiration, a quality vintage piece, a hard-to-replace part, or a new bike to fit your life. There is a …

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Anvil! I Get To Say ‘Anvil!’ Again

Metalworker Lu Heintz will be giving a public blacksmithing demonstration today, at the Steel Yard of course. Her metalsmithing has been featured in trade magazines, including The Anvil’s Ring, and a recently published book 500 Metal Vessels. In the past few years her work was exhibited at the Perimeter Gallery (Chicago, IL), Brookfield Craft Center …

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