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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
Throw Your Own Flower Pots
Wheel Generated Form
Surface Design for the Ceramic Form
Handbuilding Practice and Play
Instructor: Jane Dillon
Dates: 07/24 – 07/28
Time: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm (5 hours)
Class Days: Monday through Friday
Number of Classes: 5
No Class On: 04/29/17
|If you are between the ages of 14 and 18, let Camp Ceramicshead introduce to you the work of designing and making your own pottery. Students in this one-week intensive will explore both handbuilding and wheel throwing processes. The instructor will demonstrate new techniques each day, and students will explore a wide range of ways to interpret these basic techniques to approach an exciting body of work. This is a great introduction for beginners to the ceramic process and also for the more experienced students looking to deepen their creative practice. Materials and tools will be provided. All materials, safety equipment, and tools will be provided. Please B.Y.O.Bagged lunch - the Steel Yard will supply healthy snacks and treats.|
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Instructor Info: Jane Dillon:|
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.