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2424 E. Coral St
Philadelphia, PA, 19125

4843248857

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

Events

May
5
1:00 PM13:00

MAY Workshop @ Meadowsweet Mercantile

68.00

This workshop is created to give the novice an introduction into design and fabrication. We supply all the materials, you just come prepared to design your own earrings and have fun! 

3-HOUR EARRING WORKSHOP

LEARN BASIC METALSMITHING TECHNIQUES (I.E. CUTTING, PATINA FINISHES, FILING/SANDING, ASSEMBLING).

DATE/TIME: SATURDAY,  MAY 5 | 1-4P

LOCATION: MEADOWSWEET MERCANTILE | 47 N. 2ND STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106

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May
12
11:00 AM11:00

15TH ANNUAL ART STAR CRAFT BAZAAR

 11a-6p both days

11a-6p both days

The Art Star Craft Bazaar is an award winning retail art/craft show that is organized and juried by Art Star, Philadelphia’s leading purveyors of quality handmade goods. This upcoming show will mark the 15th year of Art Star’s Flagship Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar, which has been named Best of Philly by Philadelphia Magazine in 2010 + 2012. The show has become a beloved shopping tradition for Philadelphians and attracts over 15k visitors annually. In addition, Art Star has a brick and mortar shop in Northern Liberties which sells curated handmade goods year round!

The ASCB will be back on Mother’s Day Weekend at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, along the Delaware River. Shop for Mom on Saturday and bring her along on Sunday for a fun family day at the Bazaar.

The Craft Vendors
Megan Brewster and Erin Waxman of Art Star have curated a line-up of over 140 quality art + craft vendors from the region and beyond. Each vendor will be set up in a 10×10 foot space throughout the Great Plaza and will extend along Walnut Plaza by the Seaport Museum. Vendors will be selling a variety of handmade goods and gifts for all ages. The show will feature a good balance of returning Art Star favorites and also over 40 vendors that are fresh and new to the show. Shoppers can expect affordable and quality handmade goods such as pottery, jewelry, home goods, bath + body products, stationery, clothing, lighting, furniture, baby goods, pet accessories, bags, prints, fine art and more!

The event will also include live music by local bands, family friendly “make + takes”, Cut and Paste Photobooth, a variety of food vendors, plus a full cash bar! More details TBA.
— Artstarphilly.com
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Sep
15
10:00 AM10:00

MAKERS FESTIVAL

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Entry to festival grounds is free.  There is a $10 entry fee to the Biergarten which includes a complimentary mug and one free beer. A portion of event proceeds benefit Alliance for a Living Ocean, scholarship at Southern & Pinelands Regional High Schools, The Stafford Historical Society and the Stafford Community Garden at Lake Manahawkin.

Bring a re-fillable water bottle as there will be no pre-packaged water sold onsite. Alliance for a Living Ocean will be set up with potable water stations for re-filling.

Yoga is complimentary, we encourage early sign ups to reserve your spot in a class, however they are not required. 

There will be face painters and henna on site, these are donation-based. 

There will be tables and shade, however bringing your own chairs and blankets is always encouraged. 

Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome. 

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Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

7th Annual Art Market at Tyler

This 7th annual Art Market at Tyler is a nonprofit art and craft fair designed to support the regional arts community by providing artists, artist collectives, students and businesses who serve artists a venue for sale of work, self-promotion and networking. The Tyler School of Art at Temple University provides an easily accessible space for holiday shoppers and collectors to find new works by emerging and established artists. Visitors will enjoy complimentary food and drinks from Victory Brewing Company during our “Crafts & Drafts” happy hour, and the chance to participate in maker classes and demonstrations.

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Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

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F&F Gallery Anniversary + "Small World" Closing Reception


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24  year old Hispanic American  Maritza Liebetreu would like to invite you into her room. For the whole month of March, Maritza will be taking over the Forge & Finish Gallery with an installation of what she fondly refers to as a "small world."  Inside you will be transported into another dimension of oddities, inspirations, photo collages, and finished works. Currently residing in Philadelphia, PA, Maritza is a mixed media artist and founding member of the collective This Many Boyfriend's Club. 

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Mar
4
to Mar 25

Introduction to Jewelry Design

When: Sundays March 4, 11, 18, 25 | 1-3p

Where: Forge & Finish Studio | 2424 E. Coral Street Philadelphia, Pa 19125

Cost: $200 per student

Introduction to Jewelry Design

beginner metal smithing techniques

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What you learn...

 Sample piece shown demonstrates each technique studied throughout course. Start dreaming up your very own design!

Sample piece shown demonstrates each technique studied throughout course. Start dreaming up your very own design!

  • Cutting with a jeweler's saw
  • Drilling
  • Riveting
  • Forging
  • Sanding and filing
  • Texturing with hammers
  • Making chain, bails and clasps
  • Operating a Flex Shaft (electric hand tool with various finishing attachments)
  • Various finishes: brushed, high-polish, oxidized

Class includes materials, tools, and a finished necklace by the end of the course. Additionally, each student takes home a pair of flat nose pliers, jewelers' saw, and bench pin.
 

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Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Small World Opening

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24  year old Hispanic American  Maritza Liebetreu would like to invite you into her room. For the whole month of March, Maritza will be taking over the Forge & Finish Gallery with an installation of what she fondly refers to as a "small world."  Inside you will be transported into another dimension of oddities, inspirations, photo collages, and finished works. Currently residing in Philadelphia, PA, Maritza is a mixed media artist and founding member of the collective This Many Boyfriend's Club. 

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Feb
10
to Feb 11

CUFF WORKSHOP HOSTED BY MEADOWSWEET MERCANTILE

  • 47 South 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)
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CHOOSE FROM 2 STYLES

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~SNAKE CHARMER~ OR #HASHTAG


SATURDAY OR SUNDAY | 1-4p

3- HOUR WORKSHOP FOR $55:

LEARN BASIC METALSMITHING TECHNIQUES (I.E. CUTTING, HAMMERING, FORMING, STAMPING, FINISHING)

& GO HOME WITH A BRONZE CUFF MADE BY YOU!


WALK-INS ARE WELCOME IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE. FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS. PLEASE SIGN UP BY FEBRUARY 9TH TO ENSURE MATERIALS.

*MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO PARTICIPATE, UNLESS ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN

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Feb
2
to Feb 3

THE HUMANITAS MOVEMENT

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Forge & Finish is humbled to be alongside this cast of fine Philadelphia makers. Join us in supporting our hosts, the leading women and man behind Senpai + Kohai and Lobo Mau Clothing, for a special two-day event curated to highlight conscientious minds and influential, lifestyle brands.


SENPAI + KOHAI

LOBO MAU

LLANI

NUANCE JEWELRY

SUPRA ENDURA

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Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

"ROCK PERSONAS" CLOSING RECEPTION

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What art offers is space-a certain breathing room for the spirit.
— John Updike

Our very own Emily Kane hones her artistry in many forms beyond designing jewelry for Forge & Finish. A family history of artists and innovators instilled in her a boundless imagination from a very young age. Emily naturally took to art and excelled finishing her college career with a BFA Cum Laude in Painting and Sculpture from Temple University's Tyler School of Art. 

The "Rock Personas" collection is one that follows a course of seldom limelight for Emily. It's one that encompasses the artists' innate curiosity and study of human connection and understanding. Structured by a month-long timeline, Emily's process developed from an interactive study with a list of thirty friends and family influences. One-by-one each subject underwent a cathartic, self-reflective interview of "either-or" questions referring to physical and emotional traits. Emily dwelled on her notes, and what inspired was a colorful series of portraitures personified in rock formation. Revealed for the first time, one year later at the opening, were the names attached to each portrait-a liberation from the artists' personal collection.

It is with great pleasure that Emily shared these pages from her body of work-creating a room filled with her effervescent spirit!

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Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY AND LEO!

Join us to celebrate our friend's Lucy and Leo's 5th birthday!

Sips, snacks, sales, and sweet gift giveaways throughout the evening. Including swag from yours truly ;)

Lucy and Leo's line of children's clothes are stylish enough to garner adult-sized envy. Not to mention, they are made in the USA from ethically sourced and organic materials. Their brand has made it their mission to provide toxic-free clothing for our children, that is rooted in a safe and comfortable work environment with fairly paid employees. Make a loud social statement when you shop for the little people in your life, and come out to wish Lucy and Leo another year filled with success as they continue to strive to raise social standards and awareness within the clothing industry.

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Dec
2
to Dec 4

Clover Market Presents: Gifted- A Handmade Holiday Market

  • Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (The Hamilton Building) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Gifted: A Handmade Holiday Market is a new event produced by the Clover Market in partnership with The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) in Center City Philadelphia. We will be featuring 75 carefully curated artisans with high quality, beautifully presented handmade products geared towards holiday gift-giving. The Market will be held indoors in the second floor gallery spaces at PAFA at 128 N. Broad Street.

SATURDAY, DEC 2: 5-8 pm (ticketed Preview Party). Ticketholders will receive exclusive early shopping access, champagne, specialty drinks, light bites catered by Starr Events, and live music from Ginger Coyle. Tickets are $25 for non-members, $15 for PAFA members. See ticket link at the top of the page.
SUNDAY DEC 3: 11 am-5 pm (free and open to the public). All proceeds from an informal “pay as you wish” donation box, $5 suggested, will be given to PAFA Education Programming.
EVENT LOCATION: The PAFA Hamilton Building (128 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia) is just a short walk up N. Broad from City Hall and Dilworth Park and across the street from the Convention Center. It is easily accessible for customers by car or public transit and is between the Jefferson and Suburban Station SEPTA stops (details here). Here is a recent article about PAFA from Curbed Philly with additional photos.

FOOD & DRINK: The ticketed Preview Party will include food and drinks for ticketholders (see above). On Sunday, the Starr cafe Tableau on the ground floor will be open and will have a variety of food and drink options. A cash bar will also be open on Sunday!

GETTING THERE & PARKING: PAFA is easily accessible by car or public transit, and discounted visitor parking is available in the neighboring Parkway Corporation garage at the southwest corner of Broad & Race St. Garage or 15th & Cherry St. Lot. Be sure to get your ticket validated before you leave PAFA. For more parking options nearby, click here - visitor discounts may not apply.

Great news! ALL metered spots are FREE on Saturdays after 11 am - a great option if you’re coming in for the Preview Party. Also, the Family Courthouse Garage (265 spaces at 1503-11 Arch St, just one block away from PAFA) will have $8 ALL DAY FLAT RATE PARKING on Saturday & Sunday (available from 11 am to midnight - drivers must go to the garage management offices for discount validation tickets). Subject to availability. More at http://www.philapark.org/family-courthouse/
Additional parking is available at the many parking surface lots and garages nearby including at the Convention Center or you can try one of the many parking finders online like parkwhiz.com.
— http://www.theclovermarket.com/
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Nov
25
11:00 AM11:00

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

  • CASUAL MOVIE SCREENINGS OF 'BACK TO THE FUTURE' & BACKSTAGE BY BURROW ACTIVATION IN THE FLEX SPACE (ALL DAY)
  • DELICIOUS HOT CHOCOLATE SAMPLES BY RAKKA FROM 2-4 PM
  • FELT + FAT WILL OFFER A SPECIAL CERAMICS SECONDS SALE AND PARTNER WITH FORGE & FINISH AND JOHN SOUTER TO OFFER AFTERNOON REFRESHMENTS FROM 5-8PM
  • KON-DOR WILL BE HOSTING AN IN-BOOTH SIP AND SHOP W/ 20% OFF FROM 5-8PM
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Nov
1
to Nov 30

CANAL STREET MARKET

 Traditionally, a street market is a public meeting place where vendors of all kinds come together for the benefit of a community.  Canal Street Market’s take on this is simple: we offer the community a new lifestyle experience in the heart of Downtown New York City where SoHo and Chinatown merge.  Visit our carefully curated retail market &amp; food hall year-round at 265 Canal Street.

Traditionally, a street market is a public meeting place where vendors of all kinds come together for the benefit of a community.

Canal Street Market’s take on this is simple:
we offer the community a new lifestyle experience in the heart of Downtown New York City where SoHo and Chinatown merge.

Visit our carefully curated retail market & food hall year-round at 265 Canal Street.

FORGE & FINISH WITH FELT + FAT

FOR THE ENTIRE MONTH OF NOVEMBER!

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Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

DOUBLE HEADER FRIDAY EVENT

Confluence Closing Reception + Ladies Night Crawl

The Confluence collection graced Forge & Finish Gallery walls for a memorable opening night. The gallery was brimming with fellow artists and art enthusiasts. Huge thanks to Candace Jensen on her curatorial debut. She presented a seamless palette of works alongside her colleagues, Sophie Brenneman and J. Hartz, each graduates from the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts. 

SOPHIE BRENNEMAN  |  J HARTZ  |  CANDACE JENSEN

Common Room Philly hosts a special spin on a city crawl. Their map will lead you through different women's maker spaces for a behind-the-scenes look into local artist's studios and boutiques (including yours truly). Learn first-hand what type of goods are being crafted and curated right in your own neighborhood. The concept is simple-- get to know the small businesses at our fingertips, shop local, and strengthen the community you call home. Complete all the stops, and earn a gift of goods filled by each partnering business.

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Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

Art Market @ Tyler

  • Temple University Tyler School of Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
 Art Market at Tyler is a non-profit art and craft fair designed to support the regional arts community by providing artists, artist collectives and businesses who serve artists a venue for sale of work, self promotion and networking across all media, fields and age groups.

Art Market at Tyler is a non-profit art and craft fair designed to support the regional arts community by providing artists, artist collectives and businesses who serve artists a venue for sale of work, self promotion and networking across all media, fields and age groups.

DON'T MISS OUT!

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Oct
7
to Oct 8

Goggle Works Arts Festival

  • GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (map)
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Shop handmade items and artwork from over 75 regional artists. See live demonstrations in ceramics and glassblowing, experience the interior design showcase, enjoy live music, taste locally-sourced food and beverages, and explore GoggleWorks’ historic city-block sized campus. GoggleWorks presents Blind Boy Paxton on October 8, as part of Reading Blues Fest.
General Admission
$8 advanced
$10 at the door
Free; ages 12 and under
— https://goggleworks.org/event/arts-festival-reading/
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Oct
5
to Oct 6

Thai Yoga Massage w/Alex Rodriguez

Meet Alex Rodriguez! A 200+ hour trained Thai massage therapist. She maintains a practice that is body positive and trans inclusive/friendly.

Forge & Finish has been eager to transform their gallery space into a zen atmosphere for 2 full days- October 5 & October 6. Schedule a 30 min session for $20. Purchase two slots for a full hour. 

What is Thai Yoga Massage?

The Origins: 2,500 years ago a dynamic bodywork therapy based upon yoga and Ayurveda practices, appeared in the temples of Thailand. This therapeutic art was directly rooted in the Indian healing traditions of Ayurvedic medicine. The father founder of Thai Yoga Massage, Jivaka Kumarbhaccha was a renowned doctor and yogi, he treated the Buddha, among others. After the Buddha’s death, the earliest Buddhist monks travelled to Southeast Asia and were accompanied by Ayurvedic doctors. These doctors practiced a healing art, that would later evolve into traditional Thai Massage.
In this unique healing system of Thai Yoga Massage, also called Nuad Boran, the practitioner guides the client through a series of yoga postures, while palming and thumbing along the body’s energy (‘Sen’) lines and pressure points. Together these actions result in a comprehensive full body treatment that relieves muscular tension, improves circulation, boosts the immune system and balances the body energetically.
Thai Yoga Massage is performed on a mat on the floor; both client and practitioner are dressed in comfortable clothing allowing ease of movement and flexibility.
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Sep
23
to Sep 24

BUST Craftacular Maker Faire

  • New York Hall of Science @ Old World's Fair Grounds (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
The World Maker Faire is a two-day, family-friendy festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. Last year, this event drew over 95,000 attendees! The BUST Craftacular has its own area inside the Maker Faire, where we curate a selection of over 60 of the best vendors of handmade goods. Held outdoors at the old World’s Fair Grounds in Corona, Queens, BUST Craftacular @ World Maker Faire draws the largest number of shoppers of any craft fair in the NY area!
— http://bust.com/craftacular/bust-craftacular-home.html
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Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Electric Garden Pop-up

Electric Garden is a vintage clothing and music collective supporting art, travel and sustainable living. Made up of designer and musician Jillian Taylor along with vintage aficionado and singer-songwriter Carly Brand, Electric Garden offers copious amounts of historical vintage, price-pointed women’s basics, men’s clothing, vinyl records, original rehabbed garments and choice pieces from local artists as staples to this re-imagined showroom and storefront.
— http://electricgardenco.com/
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