The Steel Yard studios host artisans of all skill levels to safely learn and practice the industrial arts by providing access to space and tools. Housed at a historic steel fabrication site, craftspeople connect with the processes of ceramics, blacksmithing, jewelry making, welding/fabrication, and the foundry arts. Students, resident artists, public projects artists, volunteers, teachers, and staff work side-by-side, cultivating collaboration and peer learning as they create contemporary works of fine and functional art.
The Steel Yard’s studios can assist you in growing and strengthening your creative industrial art practice. You will work in our 10,000 square foot studio, using community tools and resources. Take an online tour of the studio here!
The Steel Yard is committed to diversity and inclusion. It is the policy of the Steel Yard that there shall be no discrimination with respect to the selection of the artist in residence because of race, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, gender, age, physical limitations or military status.
The Steel Yard supports ceramicists working both on and off the wheel. Ceramics studios run primarily cone-6 kilns with the opportunity for occasional cone-10 firings in our anagama wood kiln or soda kiln.
2 – 1227 Skutt cone 10 kilns
1027 Skutt kiln with digital controller
Skutt glaze-tech test kiln cone 10
1- Brent classic
1- Brent model 16 ADA accessible potters wheel
6 – Shimpo RK Whisper potters wheel
Manual slab roller
Manual extruder w/ varius dies
Peter Pugger De-airing pug mill
Various sized pottery bats for wheel and hand working
Wet vac with HEPA filter
10 banding wheels
2 dedicated hand working tables, one stainless steel for plaster work
Glaze making facilities with scales, sieves, and measuring tools
Custom Built wood/gas soda kiln
Wood fired anagama kiln
Raku Kiln, PPE, and tools
The Steel Yard supports light metals artists working towards the creation of wearable art, jewelry projects, sheet metal forming, vessel making, enameling, repoussé work and more.
9 – Jewelers benches each with a dedicated flex shaft and stocked with standard tool sets.
2- Acetylene torches
2- Mini Oxy acetylene torch
36” Jump shear
Full size buffer/polisher
2 Jewelry sized drill press
2 – Vcella enamel kilns
Wax working tools
Chasing and repoussé tools
Mini belt sander
Flex shaft accessories and hammer handpiece
Roller – flats, half round, square
The Steel Yard supports artists working in ferrous metals: foundry artists, blacksmiths, and welders.