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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
Jewelry: Intro to Wax Casting
Chasing and Repousse
Introduction to Jewelry
Fixed Blade Knife Making
Ring Making Workshop
|Fixed Blade Knife Making|
Instructor: Steven Lubecki
Dates: 06/14 – 08/16
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (3 hours)
Class Days: Wednesdays
Number of Classes: 10
No Class On: 04/27/17
|In this class, students will design, create, heat treat, and finish a 4” fixed blade utility or paring knife using the equipment and tools found in a standard jewelry studio. Many of the techniques involved in the knifemaking process will be familiar to metalsmiths, with attention towards the use of different materials. Design considerations will be addressed in relation to form and function, as well as the aesthetics of the finished piece. No prior knifemaking skills are necessary, but a prior knowledge of basic metalworking skills will be helpful. All materials, safety equipment and tools will be provided, including tool steel for the blade and micarta for the handles, for each student to complete one 3” fixed blade knife. Enrollment in this course includes additional access 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 6:30pm to 9:30pm.|
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Instructor Info: Steven Lubecki:|
Steven Lubecki is an artist living in Providence, RI. He has been working as a professional goldsmith for the last 12 years. Steven has also been studying to become a Master Bladesmith and has taught classes in both subjects. He is a graduate of the Maine College of Art with a degree in Metalsmithing and Jewelry. He was born in Rome, NY and has been an artist since he could manipulate instruments of creativity. He currently owns Steven Lubecki designs; jewelry trade technical services, custom knives, and jewelry.