Upcoming Event

Throw It Down on Thursdays | 5:30-7:30pm

Come get your yayas out every Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30pm and break some iron for the upcoming pour on November 16th.

Just show up at the our Studio - 918 Pearl St. - with closed-toed shoes, preferably leather boots, and pants. We have all the other protective gear - gloves, jacket, glasses, helmets, face shields and earplugs. We also have a great assortment of hammers and other tools of destruction.

Fun to be had by all!!

Scratch Block Workshops | September 25 - November 16, 2019

Carve your own tile mold (scratch block) to be cast in iron during the 4th Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park on November 16th!

Workshops are being held at our Foundry, 530 Foster St., in Durham Central Park.

Dates & times:

September 25: 4:30 - 7pm

October 2: 4:30 - 7pm

October 5: 9:30am - 12:30pm

October 8: 4:30 - 7pm

October 12: 9:30am - 12:30pm

October 16: 4:30 - 7pm

October 19: 9:30am - 12:30pm

October 30: 4:30 - 7pm

November 2: 9:30am - 12:30pm

November 3: 12:30pm - 3:30pm (Food Truck Rodeo)

November 6:  4:30 - 7pm

November 9:  9:30am - 12:30pm

November 13:  4:30 - 7pm

November 16:  9:30am - 12:30pm (Day of Pour)

November 16:  12:30 - 2:30 (Day of Pour)

Scratch blocks are $40, with the option to make an additional donation for the event.

To sign up for a workshop, go to our Classes page and scroll down until you find the date that works for you.

4th Annual Iron Pour | November 16, 2019

On Saturday, November 16th we will be melting 4,000 lbs of iron at 3,000 degrees right in the middle of Durham Central Park. Sound crazy? It's just what we do for fun. 

If you've never seen an Iron Pour, think about a gritty ballet where all the dancers are decked out in helmets and head-to-toe in leathers, dancing around a roaring furnace and pouring red hot metal into molds.

You can participate in this upcoming pour by creating your own scratch block and then watching it being poured on the 16th.

A scratch block is a 6X6 indentation in a block of hardened sand that you will receive when you sign up for a scratch block class. You scratch a design into the block, thinking backwards and upside down because you're creating the negative. We'll pour the molten iron into your block and you'll have a beautiful iron tile of your design. You'll be able to pick it up the next day as it will be TOO hot to take home that night.

Scratch block workshops run a couple of times per week from September 25th to November 16th. Click below find the date that works for you.