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2424 E. Coral St
Philadelphia, PA, 19125

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Modern metal jewelry designed and made by hand in Philadelphia, Pa.

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Ripple Collection Campaign

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All living beings require water to survive. There is no way around this fact. Plain and simple, we all need to make it our responsibility to remain active in protecting fresh water systems in order to ensure a healthy future. The Clean Water Action organization prioritizes this element, stays up-to-date and continues fighting our current administration's attempts to reverse water protection laws that provide safe water for our consumption.

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Forge & Finish is sharing the responsibility of protecting our nation's clean water laws by teaming up with the reputable organization Clean Water Action. Since 1972, they have made it their mission to educate and bring awareness to the public of what we can do as individuals to ensure clean water accessibility for generations to come. We admire the immense tenacity with which their team continues to build a clean water and clean energy future through outreach, organizing, advocacy and policy action at local, state and national levels. To show our gratitude, Forge & Finish presents a new jewelry line--the Ripple Collection--and pledges to donate 10% of its proceeds to the great people behind Clean Water Action. Its wavy, luminous texture designed to symbolize the movement of water combines metals and varies in shape and finishes. The collection serves as a daily reminder for its wearer of the effort put toward the continual education and preservation of our most precious life source. We encourage those who wear the Ripple Collection to share the powerful purpose carried within its beauty. For every bit of our history and future relies on a story told, so let this essential one echo far and wide and as often as you can. With this collection, Forge & Finish strives to live with a clean conscience by doing our part to help sustain our fresh water systems by promoting awareness and contribution through our brand. Thank you for helping us make clean water a priority!

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Shout outs

Photographer: Lindsey Wernli | Art Director: Pia Panaligan of The Humanitas Movement | Stylist: Sara Spicer | Beauty: Kat Sterrett | Model: Kaila Rae | Clothing: Wol Hide, Group Hug Collective | Shoes: Bus Stop Boutique

TBT :: HEAVY METALS CREW

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Forge & Finish is humbled by the efforts and accomplishments of our Introduction to Jewelry Design students. Each individual began with little to no experience working with metals, and left with a distinguished set of metal smithing skills. Follow along the 4-day course recap that ended with each student designing and building their own necklace.

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(from left) Meredith Myers | Alexis Bielski | Nathaniel Hedman | Karen Tate | Victoria McNally | Rachel Mohrmann *not pictured*

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CALM...BEFORE THE STORM!

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LOOK FORWARD TO

MORE BEGINNERS +

INTERMEDIATE

JEWELRY COURSES

NEXT FALL/WINTER

SEMESTER.

gushing over our new crush <3

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F&F + the Humanitas Movement have got some brew-la-la stirring. sip on this hot spread that will kick your spring/summer looks up a notch.

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HUMANITAS MOVEMENT production

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stay thirsty for what's about to pour over. tbc...


"SMALL WORLD" vs. BOMB CYCLONE

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We wouldn't let a little weather bring us down! Thank you to those who braved the bomb cyclone. Don't fret to those who couldn't make it. Maritza's "Small World" is up through the month of March by appointment.

Closing reception date soon to be released.

Here's a preview from opening night.

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February is dedicated to remembering black women and men, who have defined history by innovating and excelling in their respective fields. Though there are countless extraordinary black people across the globe, the following 28 represent each day of Black History Month. Some of them continue to inspire our hearts and minds to this day. Some have passed, but their legacies live on through their art form, their entrepreneurial ventures, their contribution to the sciences, their sportsmanship, their research, their social activism, and their ceaseless perseverance against all odds. Each day for the final week of this month, we will highlight a few influential black people, and show gratitude for their originality and brilliance. Take a moment to regard these honorable people, and share their greatness with a friend.


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The world was first introduced to Eric Marlon Bishop, otherwise known as Jamie Foxx, on the hit 90's sketch comedy series In living Color. He hilariously played the role of "Ugly Wanda," amidst other budding comics Damon, Kim, Shawn, & Marlon Wayans, Jim Carrey, David Alan Grier, Tommy Davidson, and the show's creator/writer Keenan Ivory Wayans. From there, he cultivated his comedy, acting, and musical career through his own self-titled TV Show, The Jaime Foxx Show, which aired from 1996 to 2001. Later success on the big screen came from his uncanny portrayal of musical icon Ray Charles, for which he won Best Actor from both the Academy Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. After such prestigious achievements, Jaime shifted toward an old love for music. In 2005, he became the fourth artist to receive both an Academy Award and have a #1 album in the U.S. Not many know that music was the first of Jaime's many talents, having taken up piano and singing at age 5. He went so far as to attend the United States International University on scholarship to study classical music and composition. Though being funny and telling jokes also came naturally to Jaime from a young age, his first performance on a comedy stage merely happened as a dare by a former girlfriend. Presently, Jaime returns to bringing laughter into homes as host and executive producer of the the gameshow entitled "Beat Shazam."

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Always entering the stage with a jovial "YQY," (yass queens yass), Jessica Williams & Phoebe Robinson are the hosts and producers of the incredibly funny podcast 2 DOPE QUEENS. What could be a more fulfilling job than going to work with your best friend, and telling life stories to a sea of strangers? The duo has done just that, and to such critical acclaim that they have gone from podcast to television broadcast as a new HBO series-bringing both women back to familiar territory. Williams had paid her dues as a senior correspondent on The Daily Show for four years, and Robinson got her start as a staff writer for MTV's Girl Code. Together they have created an LGBTQ, non-conformative, women positive atmosphere, where a diverse medley of both fresh talent and well-known friends in the industry come to perform comedy acts. 

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Professionally known as Whoopi Goldberg, the very funny Caryn Elaine Johnson is more recently known for her role as talk show co-host on the Emmy Award Winning broadcast The View. Past acting performances have deemed her one of few artists to have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and Tony award. Her most powerful roles often aimed to affect social progression on a multitude of themes such as race, sexuality, and feminism, which align with her off-stage efforts in social activism. Whoopi has used her celebrity to advocate for human rights, the LGBTQ community, AIDS, and the legalization of marijuana.

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"By any means necessary," Spike Lee has revolutionized the role of black talent in Hollywood, directing, producing, and acting in over 50 films. His pictures such as Do The Right Thing, Malcom X, Love & Basketball, and Rodney King have become a series of outspoken and provocative socio-political critiques informed by an unwavering commitment toward challenging cultural assumptions, not only about race, but also class and gender identity. Lee is the recipient of two Peabody Awards, and in 1993, he joined the faculty at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in the Graduate Film Program. There, he received his Master of Fine Arts, and was appointed Artistic Director in 2002.


There you have it. 28 phenomenal and intriguing black women and men, who have paved the way for humanity. Each person inspires change and encourages all marginalized people to take a chance on themselves. We leave you with a quote from our last pioneer, Mr. Spike Lee, "It's always been my belief that if you're really going to be an artiste, you have to go after the truth," and the truth shall set you free. 

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February is dedicated to remembering black women and men, who have defined history by innovating and excelling in their respective fields. Though there are countless extraordinary black people across the globe, the following 28 represent each day of Black History Month. Some of them continue to inspire our hearts and minds to this day. Some have passed, but their legacies live on through their art form, their entrepreneurial ventures, their contribution to the sciences, their sportsmanship, their research, their social activism, and their ceaseless perseverance against all odds. Each day for the final week of this month, we will highlight a few influential black people, and show gratitude for their originality and brilliance. Take a moment to regard these honorable people, and share their greatness with a friend.


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The 44th President and first black U.S Commander in Chief, Barack Hussein Obama II, was elected with more votes than any candidate in history. Prior to his Presidency, the civil rights attorney and professor at the University of Chicago Law School, Obama began a career in public service by leading his community through grassroots organizations and later served 10 years total between the Illinois State Senate and as junior United States Senator from Illinois. Former President Obama was able to pull the United States out of one of the worst economic crises since the great depression. Other accomplishments include the Obama administration's establishment of policies to prioritize a clean energy future and enacting the Affordable Care Act-a health system aimed to reach the masses. Not only was he a just politician, he prided himself as a family man. He led the country with high morals, and inspired much needed social change through his profound speeches. 

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Ursula Burns, a leading woman and American business executive, bears an impressive resume of title roles as a global advisor providing strategic counsel for the world's largest and most complex companies. Becoming CEO of Xerox in 2009, placed her on the map as the first black woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. Forbes magazine listed her multiple times as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world. Burns' leadership skills garnered the support of former President Barack Obama, who appointed her as leader of the STEM Program of the White House from 2009 to 2016, as well as, head of the President's export council from 2015-2016. She currently resides as chairwoman of Veon, a senior advisor to Teneo, and will soon join the board of the beverage company Diageo.

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Twice listed as a New York Time's Best Seller, author Roxane Gay's writing reveals personal experiences ranging from feminist and racial issues, gender identity and sexuality, body image and rape culture. The rawness and candidness of such difficult introspection makes for a deeply intellectual, emotional, and humanizing read written with unequivocal simplicity. She works currently as an associate professor of English at Purdue University, as well as, a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, founder of Tiny Hardcore Press, and co-editor of PANK a non-profit literary arts collective.

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American rapper Jay-Z is ranked and respected as one of the greatest MC's of all time by many. Born Shawn Corey Carter, Jay-Z came from small beginnings, and began free-styling and writing lyrics as a teenager. Praised for his clever wordplay and fast-paced lyrical flow and with 13 albums under his belt, Jay-Z has earned the record holding position on the US Billboard 200 list for having the most number one albums by a solo artist at 14. His success in the music industry lead him to branch out in various entrepreneurial endeavors spanning from clothing lines to real estate and record labels. Most recently, he has turned toward his love for the sports arena, launching the sports agency Roc Nation Sports and becoming a certified NBA and MLB sports agent. In 2003, Jay-Z, together with his mother, founded The Shawn Carter Foundation, which has assisted eligible students facing socio-economic hardships through college. Reaching a more family-oriented realm in his life, Jay-Z and singer/wife Beyoncé continue to grow and raise their family, while using their celebrity and artistry to influence the world.