Second Saturday Volunteer Day!
Second Saturday Volunteer Days at the Steel Yard are a great way to help out in a group setting. On the second Saturday of each month, from 11am – 3pm, we will work together to keep the Yard looking great. It’s a wonderful way to meet new people, give back to the Yard, and be creati
Scholarships Applications for 2016
The Steel Yard is dedicated to supporting individual artists in their pursuit of knowledge and financial independence. For many students our open enrollment courses can be just that; a chance to learn an art form or a trade in a setting that encourages experimentation and personal growth.
Sooner than you know... CRUISE NIGHT!
We should be resting from just hosting Fire Camp... but, we're already getting excited about this years Cruise Night! On Friday July 10th, we'll be celebrating our tenth year of cool rides and hope that you'll join us. Check out our calendar page for more info, or join the event over at facebook for
Fire Camp is this Weekend!
The weather is looking great for Sundays event: FIRE CAMP! In addition to the main event, we'll be hosting demonstrations in welding, ceramics, jewelry, and blacksmithing. There will also be and industrial yard sale and food/drinks available! See you Sunday from 1-6pm. Visit our calendar
Fire Camp is only 2 Weeks Away!
Mark your calendar: June 14th, 1-6pm at the Steel Yard! Once again, we will be firing up the forges and the iron furnace on June 14th for our Third Annual Fire Camp. This event will feature hands-on mold making, attendees will have a chance to purchase a sand mold, which can then be scra
Raw Wine: A Benefit Wine Tasting
Come help raise funds for the Steel Yard while sampling organic and natural wines from around the world! The Steel Yard is teaming up with Campus Fine Wines to bring you an event built on the principle that good food and wine should be enjoyed in good company. Raw wine, also called real wine, n
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Intro to Mold Making and SlipCasting
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Throw Your Own Flower Pots
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Instructor: Jane Dillon
Dates: 04/12 – 05/31
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Wednesdays
Number of Classes: 8
No Class On: 03/24/17
|Come get down and dirty while learning to make functional and sculptural forms on the potter's wheel! In this course, students will learn how to use the potters wheel to create cups, bowls, plates, vases, and pouring vessels. Students will practice throwing, trimming, making handles and spouts, and finishing and firing their pieces. Students will experience clay both as a functional building material and as an expressive medium. Color and texture will be explored through a variety of slips and glazes. The instructor will lead demonstrations in slip work with scraffito, mishima, and stamping techniques, in pouring, dipping, and brushing on glazes. Each week, a new technique will be demonstrated, and a new artist's artwork will be presented to ignite your imagination! No previous ceramics experience necessary—this class is open to all levels. Materials and tools will be provided. Enrollment in this course includes additional access to one monitored Open Studio session per week; either on Thursday afternoons from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, Friday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm, or Sunday evenings from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.|
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Jane Dillon is a teacher, potter, and designer from Providence. After graduating from RISD, she apprenticed in San Francisco, then went on to grad school in Boulder, building a traditional 50 foot long anagama wood kiln on the way. She headed the ceramic program at the Appalachian Center for Crafts, bringing in artists to collaborate in new genres. Over the years she has taught students from age 6 to 90, from Mendocino, California to Cortona, Italy. Jane loves studio collaboration and continues to be inspired by the Steel Yard.