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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
Nick Tomlin grew up in Singapore and England before moving to Providence to study Industrial Design at RISD. During his studies he became deeply involved in studying geometry, in nature, ornamentation and industry, which have since had a strong influence on his work. He then took up Blacksmithing for the sake of tool making, and has for the past three years made a journeyman’s seasonal migration between Bogota, Colombia and New England. In Bogota he regularly teaches a 90-hour course in Sacred Geometry at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios Santo Domingo, one of South America’s leading craft schools. Outside of class, he works as a prototype maker for Colombian artists and designers, and makes custom tools for woodworkers and silversmiths. In New England, he works for Master Blacksmith David Court of Tilton, NH, and at the Winnipesaukee Forge of Meredith NH. Nick is interested in the re-use and repurposing of steel, and learning old colonial techniques of blacksmithing, whitesmithing and toolmaking. When he works in Colombia, he is always impressed by the reality that you don’t need all kinds of fancy equipment to make something beautiful and useful.