Our “Hard Space” is designed for dirty work from metal/wood working to pottery, and everything in between.
Our “Soft Space” is designed for socializing, collaboration, entertainment, clean-work, and more.
The patio area and soft space are the perfect mix for a relaxed environment, promoting positive energy and community spirit.
115 W. Lewis St.
Greensboro, NC 27406
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Open houses every 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7-9PM
The Forge would like to send a special thank you to Amanda Koh for her generous donation of a (like new) AirWolf HD2x 3D printer! From this donation estimated at over $5,000 in equipment, accessories, and consumables, The Forge can now provide additional 3D printing resources to its members.
The Forge’s new 3D printer is capable of:
- Dual extrusion printing
- Wireless (cloud) printing
- High temperature composite printing
If you’d like to stop by and check out our new 3D printer, or receive training on how to use either of our 3D printers, please contact us via email or stop by for an open house.
Thank you Amanda and The Forge wishes you safe travels; we will sure miss you!
Have you ever wanted to smash a car with a sledgehammer? This is your chance. Greensboro’s community workshop, The Forge, was given a car that would cost more to fix than it was worth. They decided to sell all the salvageable parts, then hold two events to give the public the chance to smash the car. The Car Smash is to celebrate The Forge’s first anniversary; the sale of the salvageable parts will help fund an expansion plan and highlights The Forge’s “trash to treasure” mantra. The first part of the trash-to-treasure project will be the Car Smash. The first Car Smash will be on July 4 as part of a city Independence Day celebration at 120 Barnhardt Street in Greensboro.
The second Car Smash will be July 16 during the City Market at the same location. For just one dollar, you can hit the car with a regular hammer; for five dollars, a bat; for ten dollars, a sledge hammer. For twenty dollars, you can take a swing with the Thorminator, a “giant space-age Forged technology, specially made for this event,” according to Forge Community Developer Joel Leonard. After the car is smashed, for the Transformation phase of the Trash to Treasure project, The Forge will recruit teams of local artists to take parts from the mangled car and use Forge equipment to turn them into unique everyday items. The project will raise awareness of the importance of repurposing things instead of throwing them away. During the National Folk Festival from September 11 to 13, The Forge will exhibit a showcase of the artists’ work from this project. This is “a multi-phase process converting trash into multiple treasures,” says Leonard. “It’ll be a fun, creative way to raise money and help the community relieve stress!” The Forge is helping transform not only cars, but area skills, businesses, and our community.
Lu is originally from Guiyang, Guizhou, Southwest China and began her schooling in Beijing for Public Finance at CUEB where she received a BA. Her move to the United States was prompted in 2009 after she accidentally enrolled in a sculpture class through an international program. She recently received her MFA in Studio Arts from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Lu’s work, predominantly sculpture and performance art, focuses on renewing the perception of the mundane. We are excited to host Lu through August. During this time, Lu will give an artist talk.
To see Lu’s work, check out her website: luxuartist.com