Sunday, 21 December 2014

Find PLF this Holiday Season, before the gallery closes!

If you didn't make it by the Market this weekend, you'll find our metalwork for sale at Art's Gallery, 12 St. Paul St. The gallery is closing it's doors as of Jan. 1st so be sure to stop by!

Art's Gallery holiday hours: 

Open: 10am-7pm Tues.-Sat.

*open: Mon. dec. 22 10-7pm

Closed: Xmas eve, Xmas, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve & New Year's Day. 

We also have a Candle holder and fire pokers at Bob's Intelligent Heating DecorWoodburners & Fireplaces (803 Memorial Ave), and our bottle openers at Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. (946 Cobalt cres)


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Find us at the Market this weekend!

You'll find us sharing a table with Boreal Body at the Thunder Bay Country Market this Sat. Dec. 20th from 8am-1pm! See you there!

The following photos were taken at last weekends Christmas Bizarre Bizaar at the BBAC.

Boreal Body Products!

…Boreal Body...

And musical performance by Phineas Gauge!

Friday, 12 December 2014

Bizarre Bizaar where you'll find Pike Lake Forge.

We'll be selling our metalwork this Sat. From 11-4pm at the Baggage Building Arts Centre down at Prince Arthur's Landing as part of the Christmas Bizzarre Bizzaar! Kriev will also be playing with Phineas Gauge from 2-4pm at the same location. Bring your skates and spend the day with us!
Find the event on Facebook for details:

We also have a few things displayed at Willow Springs creative Centre on Mapleward Road until Sunday. Their market is open from 10-8pm daily until Sunday!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Our Bottle Openers are Now Available at Sleeping Giant Brewery!

Exciting news: you can now conveniently find our bottle openers for sale at Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. (946 Cobalt Cres.)! Hand crafted bottle openers, for hand crafted brew.

The Preserving Harold Project: PHP on display at The AG

"The North Now" exhibition at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery has been extended until Jan. 18th, be sure to check it out!

The Preserving Harold Project: PHP on display at The AG: Well, three pieces from the Preserving Harold Project are currently on display at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery (1080 Keewatin St., Thunder B…

Monday, 1 December 2014

Our Fire Pokers have a new home!

Guess what!? Our fire pokers can now be found at Bob's Woodburners! 803 Memorial Avenue, Thunder Bay.

Find them on Facebook or the World Wide Web:

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


This summer we were taught by Dave Hanson how to forge spoons.
This one is Carol's favourite. 
She almost made it nice and straight, but it felt really nice in the hand as it naturally curved. 
And besides, it was for her anyways.

Spoon before shaping. 
Thanks Dave!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Look where we found ourselves today....

We had a great visit today with Matt of the Sleeping Giant Brewery! 
Good news is, now we are working on a small display rack to sell our locally forged bottle openers in their shop! Thanks Sleeping Giant Brewing Company! You'll be sure to find the openers there before Christmas. :) If you haven't visited the space, we urge you to go and taste a sample:
946 Cobalt Crescent, Thunder Bay.

Forged Bottle Openers by Kristen Krievin of Pike Lake Forge.

Monday, 17 November 2014

ANW Showcase

Had a great time at Artisans Northwest this weekend! See you next year, and visit us at Art's Gallery in the meantime. There is talk of the gallery closing in the new year, so come out while you can. Visit us tues.-sat. 10am-7pm at 12 St. Paul st ! 

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Find us on Facebook through a new link!

Well, it's about time we made a Facebook Page solely for Pike Lake Forge. It's more work, as we already are involved with a handful of other pages.. but here it is!

You'll find pictures of our adventures! Above is us at the Corcoran checking out Albert Paley's exhibition.

You'll still see updates on the Satellite Studio and Art's Gallery page too:

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Keep an eye out for us in the Emerging Maker Courtyard this weekend!

We've been busy producing a variety of items for the upcoming Craft Show!

Giant Leaf Hook, by Kriev,

Industrial Flower, by Carol

Nail-in Hook, forged by Kriev

Bottle Openers and Cork Screws hand-forged by Kriev!

S-Hooks by Kriev,

Rose Wreath by Carol,
and beautiful Forged Fire Pokers by Kriev:

Hope to see you at the Artscape Wynchwood Barns this weekend!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

GOM Fall Conference

Kriev and I travelled down to Hastings, MN for the Guild of Metalsmiths Fall Conference.
It's a great event, and we participated in the pre-conference class with Gordon Williams, 
each creating a "Wine Cellar Stool"
Bob Brown brought his treadle hammer, so I was lucky enough to create my grape vine leaves using it. 
We also bought one to bring home! Yay! Once we're home from Toronto, it will be on our list of things complete setting up. :)

Gordon Williams teaching.

Pre Conference class...

Susan's beautiful clock!

Ernie Dorril's beautiful 15th Century Gothic metalwork... beaauuttiful!

Ernie Dorril on the Left.

Ernie brought some blueprints to share! O.M.G.

He actually passed them around so we could feel where the bumps are...

Stock used for the bench.

Carol's bench complete!

...jig for making the bench...

...another jig for the bench legs...

Both of our bench stock punched and drifted.

Close up of Carol's holes...

It was a beautiful weekend.