Bob Davis, Ceramics: (530) 414-6968, bobspectrum@gmail.com, Tuesdays, 2-6pm

Bob Hubbard, Machine shop: (408) 623-2841, huboboe@comcast.net, meet by appointment

Kurt Neiderhaus, Mixed Media: (530) 446-1708, kurtniederhaus@sbcglobal.net, Tuesdays 2:30-6:30pm

Laura Murphy, Jewelry: (530) 210-8083, flutterbyme321321@hotmail.com, Tuesdays, 3-7pm

Linda Lansky, Glass: (530) 913-0437, linda.lansky@earthlink.net, Wednesdays, 2-6pm

Marcy Speck, Glass: ((925) 639-1133), speckul8tor@gmail.com, Wednesdays, 10-3pm

Pam Montalbano, Ceramics: (201) 693-3585, teaclay3@aol.com, Wednesdays, 3-7pm

Paul Petros, Digital Fabrication: (661) 917-8602, pmpetros@live.com, Saturdays, 12-6pm

Robert Kahl, Glass Blowing: (530) 292-1649, robert@robertkahl.com, in the shop around Glass Blowing classes

Karen Olsen Ramsey, Area Manager- Jewelry

530-477-1355  karen@artjeweler.com

Karen Olsen Ramsey, Art Jeweler and Custom Ring Artist: Artjeweler.com

Tuesday Evenings 5Pm to 9Pm we will cover anything relating to metal fabrication

The Jewelry lab at The Curious Forge is a great place to come and play with metal techniques and stones. Fully equipped with 12 work stations and all hand tools, oxy/propane torches, rolling mill, bench shear, drill press, grinders, punches and more, the lab is available to members to learn and make the jewelry creations of their dreams. Members stop in on any Tuesday evening and experience our Open Studio, attended by Karen Olsen Ramsey. Monthly classes are offered to the public teaching basic fabrication techniques, cold connecting, chasing and repousse, enameling, casting, and more. Check out the calendar for scheduled classes.

Yvon Dockter, Area Manager- Mixed Media

530-559-5543, ynotdoc@aol.com

Yvon Dockter, Ceramic and Metal Artist

Tuesdays from 2pm to 6pm in the Mixed Media area, also still available for Clay Play for Members

Yvon has been a beloved and well known local artist for over 25 years. Come share her passion for making and for collaborating, a generous spirit, she loves to see people get their Make On!

Liam Ellerby, Founder of The Forge – Metal Maniac

530-210-6040, picknpray@yahoo.com

Liam is the Founder of the Curious Forge and is known for being “loose” with all kinds of materials and will generally learn anything once. Aesthetically appealing, utilitarian and weirdly functional assemblage pieces are his main interest. Metal was his first love and the first cut is the deepest

Liam is in every  Wednesday evening from 4-8pm. Contact Liam with questions.

Metal is a versatile material, used to build skyscrapers as well as windshield scrapers. It is a material that allows precision and elegance or brute strength and bulk. The equipment used to form and fabricate reflect the material in their extremes of shear strength, speed of spin and extreme heat. We have tried to create a fabrication workshop that has the essential equipment to manipulate the material in as many ways as possible given our space limitations. We want to invite you start your journey into mastering the materials and equipment to enable you to create forms of unusual complexity, function and aesthetics.

Dave Sherr, Gary Upton, James Heaphy, Area Managers- Woodworking

Dave: 916-600-2704 davewoodmgr@gmail.com

James: 707-480-3212 james1214@gmail.com

Gary: (530) 263-1703 garycupton@gmail.com

We have a full wood shop and it’s ready to rock and roll for you!

Dave and James are in shop Wednesdays. Gary is in Tuesdays 4-8pm.

Everything wood: tablesaw, bandsaw, planer, jointer, routers, sanders, lathe, etc.

Kara Asilanis, Co-Founder of The Forge- Painter, emerging metal artist

kara@blacklionart.com 

530-277-3319

Kara’s often seen milling about the space carrying stuff. The Forge is a passion and continues to draw her forward, seeing the bustle and the inspiration and community being formed all the time is a kick. The Forge is strong in this one, if you have any questions, please contact me!

Kara’s fine art paintings art paintings can be found at www.blacklionart.com, and her poetry at sixpoets.com

Kara’s interview on the Welcome to Humanity Podcast with Fred Moss is HERE

Audra Ogden & Debra Canevari Area Managers – Textiles

Audra: (412) 728-5049 audraogden@gmail.com

Debra: (559) 334-7534 debra.stimson@gmail.com

Audra and Debra are in the Textile shop on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 8:30pm

My approach to sewing is rather unconventional. Instead of following patterns and instructions, I learned by improvising and started to create new styles while I was figuring out how to use the machines. After a few years of designing and creating, I went to school to learn the ‘norms’ of fashion. My approach is a blend of conventional techniques and untraditional fashion. My main interest falls in the movement of sustainable fashion by upcycling outdated clothes, reshaping and transforming them into one-of-a-kind wearable art.

During my classes I want to give the students the techniques that support their creativity and allow them to make their own dream projects.