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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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WINTER WORKSHOPS

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We’re still buzzing from our last crew of makers <3

This February & March we invite you to our happy place.

We know the winter can be a drag, but inching up to a challenge is a sure fire way to stir up some heat. We’ll provide the tools, materials, and guidance to make makers out of you. Yes-YOU! These pics don’t lie.

Trust the process, and go home after each class with new skills and eventually a finished project that you can be proud to say you built with your own two hands.

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What’s on the roster: Three opportunities for 4-week long workshops. February & March Introduction to Jewelry in Metals on Saturdays. March Intermediate Jewelry on Sundays.

Where we meet: our Philadelphia studio in the Viking Mills building in East Kensington.

Why you want to be there:

•You appreciate and support the handmade culture.

•You always wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a jewelry studio. Maybe you have managed to make simple pieces on your own, and you’re ready to take your ideas to the next level.

•You have an affinity toward creative projects in your spare time and crave a new outlet.

How to sign up: Click the buttons below to learn more details about each class & register to reserve a seat.

***No experience is necessary for our Introduction classes. The Intermediate class requires having taken one of our workshops, or previous foundational courses in metal smithing.

See you in class!

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION SAVINGS!

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If you or someone you know has wondered what it takes to make jewelry in metals, we've got your ticket. Sign on for a hands-on experience lead by the trio behind Forge & Finish. With three instructors, you can expect ample guidance every step of the way. This winter we are offering 2 Introductory classes and 1 Intermediate class. Each class will span the course of one month divided into 4 weekly sessions. During each class, students will learn various metal smithing techniques, and apply them to their very own finished pieces. 

With limited space available, classes will fill up quickly. Early-bird registration savings now through December 31st.

Single seat: automatic 10% discount at checkout

Two seats: save 25%

See you in class!

INTRODUCING JUNTOS: AN INCLUSIVE COLLABORATION

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JUNTOS COLLECTION

Forge + Finish and Happy Land Handmade collaborated in creating a small batch of earrings combining sterling silver and porcelain.

Juntos means together. While we are beautifully individual, a higher plane was achieved by acting with juntos in mind. For this collection, the joining of contrasting elements and our creative minds represents the value in forming bridges with our ideas.

The Juntos Collection was manifested with a desire to shine light on the current state of our nation. With so much division and strife concerning the Dreamers and immigrant status of numerous detained peoples, we were inspired to demonstrate solidarity through our work. We remember with honor that Americans originated as immigrants from all over the world, which is what fortified the culturally boundless and progressive country we are today. With this series we celebrate beauty created from diversity.

All earrings in this collection are one of a kind works designed to provide a fashion statement of hope, while subtly broadcasting the spirit of JUNTOS.


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OFFER SUPPORT

Juntos is a community-led, Latinx immigrant organization in South Philadelphia fighting for our human rights as workers, parents, youth, and immigrants...Juntos combines leadership development, community organizing, and focused collaborations with other community-based and advocacy organizations to build the power of our community members so they may be active agents of change and work against their own oppression.
— http://vamosjuntos.org/about-us/

DANCE WORKSHOP TOMORROW//LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP

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BIG THANKS TO LILIANNA KANE FOR BRINGING THE 4TH EDTION OF GROCERY DANCE TO THE AISLES OF RIVERWARDS PRODUCE MARKET IN PHILADELPHIA. TODAY'S SHOPPERS EXPERIENCED A UNIQUE ART PERFORMANCE THAT MADE THE DAY SUNNIER. THANKS ALSO TO THE AUDIENCE, WHO SUPPORTED OUR FOOD DRIVE.

 

THERE IS STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR AN IMPROVISATIONAL DANCE WORKSHOP LEAD BY, LILY, THE CREATOR OF GROCERY DANCE. TOMORROW AT THE IRON WORKS FACTORY.

10A-12P | 118 FONTAIN ST. PHILA, PA 19122

RESERVE A SPOT IN ADVANCE FOR $15. DROP-INS WELCOME FOR $18.

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MEMBER APPRECIATION

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WE WANT TO SHOW OUR MEMBERS APPRECIATION AND KEEP YOU IN THE LOOP. BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT NEW COLLECTIONS +  SPECIAL EVENTS, AND LET US CELEBRATE YOU ON YOUR BIRTHDAY WITH BEST WISHES AND A SURPRISE GIFT!

::ANNOUNCEMENT:: GROCERY DANCE COMES TO PHILLY!!!

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What is Grocery Dance? Let's get you up to speed...

Feelin it? Us, too!!!


meet lilianna kane

The recent BFA in Dance graduate from Ohio University advances her passion career through seeking further human connection and education in examining, performing, and choreographing dance.&nbsp;

The recent BFA in Dance graduate from Ohio University advances her passion career through seeking further human connection and education in examining, performing, and choreographing dance. 

Dance training and performance offers a space to practice our ability to listen to each other, see each other, move with each other, consensually touch each other, and exist peacefully together, regardless of where we come from, what we look like, how we identify, and whom we love … Dance celebrates and relies on difference, and teaches the practice of non-judgement. To dance, to witness dance, to love oneself and to empathize with one another are political acts. Dance requires experiencing another body in relationship to one’s own. Dance is a form of political kindness.
— Lilianna Kane

Forge & Finish is proud to welcome and introduce the dancer & choreographer to Philadelphia. Along with dear pals, Fishtown's Riverwards Produce Market, who is set to host the 4th installment of Grocery Dance on Friday, September 7 from 12-3p. The performance is free to the public, so don't miss out on the magic.


dance with lily!

The Iron Factory  | 118 Fontain Street, 3rd Floor | Philadelphia, Pa 19122

The Iron Factory | 118 Fontain Street, 3rd Floor | Philadelphia, Pa 19122

Join an improvisational movement workshop lead by Lily the following day | Saturday, September 8 from 10a-12p | at The Iron Works Factory. All are welcome to sign up and learn more about Lily's process behind choreographing for Grocery Dance.

Click below for details, and reserve a spot.

(space is limited)


<<< grocery dance needs your support>>>

We need your support to continue to produce Grocery Dances, bringing FREE dance to the public!

Your donations will be divided evenly among all of the dancers, in addition to covering technicalities (i.e. rehearsal spaces, costumes, travel, and our new workshop element). So, thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!