For the working metal artist or experienced maker, we provide access to our metal shop beyond our classes. One of the most popular ways to get back into our studio is through Open Studios, offered each and every Sunday (check our homepage for cancellations). Open Studios a
For the working metal artist or experienced maker, we provide access to our metal shop beyond our classes. One of the most popular ways to get back into our studio is through Open Studios, offered each and every Sunday (check our homepage for cancellations). Open Studios are an
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
The Steel Yard collaborates with local artists, vendors and industry to produce custom and site specific, Functional Public Sculptures.
the Steel Yard specializes in...
Bike Racks - Unique designs for any capacity of bikes. Providing durable and original solutions for secure bicycle parking while promoting alternative transportation in any location.
Trash Cans and Recycling Bins - Finely crafted pieces fabricated in limted edition series or one-of-a-kind by local artists. A great way to encourage clean streets and parks.
Tree Guards and Bollards- Custom made to be incorporated into any streetscape greening plan provides great protection for new or old trees. A chance to make a statement about your communities commitment to a green future.
Benches - Any shape or size, unique designs that are eyecatching collaborations with local designers. Benches offer a place to rest and exchange ideas, a perfect place for conceptually driven design.
Planters - Fabricated in our shop to protect and nuture plants in any setting. Custom made, big enough for trees or small enough for window boxes.
Fences - Custom designed and hand wrought steel fencing can be made to compliment any neighborhood. Each installation becomes a symbol of pride for the community.
Examples of this functional public art can be seen throughout Southern New England: in Olneyville Square, the Town of Bristol, the International Charter School, the Town of Warren, Riverside in Warwick, at Tufts University, Brown University, RISD and throughout Downcity Providence.
Check out some of our past projects!
Our teams of artists work closely with each community, municipality or non-profit client to develop, design and produce each unique project.
Read press about our installations!
Proceeds generated from our line of urban furniture help to keep our Course fees low and Youth Programs free.
Let us know about your project needs. Fill in our Public Request Form (doc). Call if you have any questions, or ask about coming to the Steel Yard for a tour.
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