Members enjoy the following perks:
In our 16 different studios, you’ll find every kind of machine you’ll need! From a complete metal shop, a glassblowing studio, and a textiles area, to many other studios, we’ve got the equipment you need to make that thing you’ve always dreamt of. We’re constantly upgrading and improving our selection of equipment as well, ensuring you have access to the latest tools and technology.
Our volunteer Area Guides are a dedicated group of passionate hobbyists and professionals, here to support you in every way! They come in every week at a designated time to be available for questions, to teach qualifications, and to keep the space maintained and organized. Get to know them better here and discover the wealth of knowledge and assistance they bring to the community.
Become part of a creative tribe! As you begin to settle into your membership, you’ll make friends and be inspired by the diverse creations surrounding you. We firmly believe this sense of community is essential to the art of making and cultivating a supportive environment where ideas and collaborations flourish. There’s sure to be someone here with the same interests as you!
Access to Equipment**
Optional Add Ons:
Cubicle – A personal space for you to work with access to our conference room, printers, and more! Pricing depends on cubicle, find out more here.
Studio – A personal studio space located in our coworking area. These studio spaces are situated right in front of enormous windows and give you the space to create as you need! Pricing information can be found here.
Family Discount – Any immediate family members get a discount on membership! Each family member is an additional $70/mo.
Business Usage – Interested in using the space for your business? Impact to the space dictates pricing. Please call us to find out more.
Other Ways to Get Involved:
Become a Volunteer
Become the Heart of the Forge
6hr / Week Commitment
Support the Space
Have an Impact
*Monthly membership rate is based on standard hobbyist equipment usage, subject to increase for heavy usage.
**Receive access to equipment AFTER qualification at additional cost.
A one-time admin fee of $65 is due upon signup… terms & conditions
See What Members Say:
Worth the visit!
Finally everything I need…
No excuses now
Appreciate the helpful volunteers
Can’t believe its here!
How old do I have to be to become a member?
Membership is 18+
How can I add a family member?
If you are living in the same household with your romantic partner or family member, they can join at the discounted Family Rate! Just contact us with everyone’s name and pick the Family Rate Membership level when you set up your autopay. If you have any questions, you can reach us at [email protected].
Can I use the space to run my business?
Let us know if you are planning on using the space for your business or other income generating purposes, there may be a higher cost associated with the impact on the space. To find out more give us a call at (530) 446-2777.
What classes and qualifications are available?
We add classes all the time! To find out what classes we’re currently offering, check out the Activities Catalog! Most of our qualification classes (also referred to as certifications) are listed under each studio page as well and are regularly scheduled. If you don’t see a class scheduled that you want or need, fill out the request form here.
What cubicles/studios are available?
What does my membership fee cover?
Rent, lights, insurance, website, equipment acquisition/maintenance/replacement, administration …
It does not cover consumables, firings, propane
What equipment does The Forge have?
What guidance and support are available?
There are lots of ways to learn at the Forge:
- Qualification classes teach you the equipment in each area, as well as how that area works.
- Area Guides in each studio who are here for 4-6 hours each week at a dedicated time to be a resource for you.
- Happy Hours – where area guides or even members share a skill or technique. These casual gatherings are a great way to go deeper into your discipline.
- Mobile Monitor carts – pull up YouTube!
- Take one of our workshops, you get a discount on most when you’re a member.
- Attend a Taster – this is where qualified members in an area help un-qualified members explore a new studio. These are free to members although there is sometimes a small materials charge.