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
Youth Open Studios
For the younger metal enthusiasts we have Youth Open Studio sessions. During our regular course season, our studios are open and free of charge to any high school student who has completed one or more of our youth programs in metalworking. During these monitored studio sessions, students can work
Volunteer Appreciation Party!
The Steel Yard could not run as well as it does without the dedicated time and energy of our volunteers. It's people like you who have helped during events and weekend volunteer days; you've worked hard during all kinds of weather to make the Steel Yard a better place.We really couldn't have done an
Howie Sneider named as Acting Director of the Steel Yard
Howie Sneider, a longtime Steel Yard employee, has been named acting director of the Steel Yard effective November 18. After the resignation of Helen Lang, Howie will lead the Steel Yard until a permanent executive director is found. Howie first came to the Yard in 2004 as an artist renting
The Steel Yard Wins Prestigious Award for Urban Excellence
The Steel Yard, Rhode Island’s industrial arts nonprofit, has been honored with a 2013 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA), a prestigious national award honoring innovative urban placemaking. The Steel Yard is one of four Silver Medalists and has been recognized for its game c
Join our Ceramics Cooperative
Lucky you! There's still room available in our Ceramics Cooperative for you to join and make all your pottery dreams come true... The Ceramics Cooperative is designed to assist emerging to mid-level artists in growing and strengthening their creative practice in a supportive, cooperative environm
Apply to be the Ceramics Cooperative Coordinator!
Looking to be more involved in the ceramics department? Apply to be the cooperative coordinator! The Steel Yard Ceramics Tech and Coordinator position is designed to support the creative practice of an entry to mid-level ceramic artist by providing full studio access and a monthly stipend in exc
2013 Weld To Work Application
Applications for our Weld to Work program are now available. Weld to Work is a paid Steel Yard metalworking training program designed to give you skills that will make you eligible for welding jobs in local businesses. This program will introduce you to studio safety, basic metalworking tools, hand
Press → Media
For photo galleries view our Flickr page.
Ian Travis Barnard Photography- Iron Pour 2013
Rob Crosson Film Production- A Cleaner Jenks Park: Partnering with The Steel Yard
Providence "I Am Inspired" video by Ben Gilbarg. Featuring Camp Metalhead participants
Robert Houllahan- Cruise Night 2012
Ian Travis Barnard Photography - Iron Pour 2011
Halloween Iron Pour 2011 - Robert Houllahan
Makeshift Magazine - The Works: The Steel Yard
Japanese Television Features The Steel Yard
Creative:Interactive - Blacksmithing at the Steel Yard
Creative:Interactive - Ceramics at the Steel Yard
Creative:Interactive - Jewelry at the Steel Yard
Creative:Interactive - Welding at the Steel Yard
Iron Pour 2010 video by Rob Houllahan.
Cruise Night 2010 video by Rob Houllahan.
Iron Chef at the Steel Yard 2009
Dave Sharp is interviewed by Dan Haggerty for FOX news.
Volunteers help build a tire playground in Riverside Park.
A spectator video from our 2007 Iron Pour with the Iron Guild.