Seasons Greetings from Pike Lake Forge! Having holiday hours away from our day-to-day jobs, Pike Lake Forge is in the process of building ourselves a new website!! Stay tuned for a launch date, and in the meantime, we would appreciate input from you.
As you are likely already aware, building a lifestyle business in NW Ontario takes much time and resources, one key resource being finances. And blacksmithing in particular, is a costly art form to pursue. We are considering including a "donate now" button on our future website.
Would you, or your loved ones, be interested in supporting Pike Lake Forge through monetary donations? Your response to this Facebook poll will help shape our website design, and we Thank You for your time.
All proceeds would go towards a variety of areas including:
-Building Our Studio
Continually, we aim to improve the quality of our workspace to ensure it is safe, highly functional, and warm to work in.
- Learning & Sharing
We need to adapt our space to accommodate a growing number of learners, which involves building multiple forging areas. We often host Guild of Northwestern Ontario Metalsmith meetings, we aim to host classes & invite the community for seasonal demonstrations, and many individuals have also shown interest in renting space.
Whenever possible, we travel to conferences and classes, which grows our skills and networks greatly. Knowledge obtained is carried with us, right back here to NW Ontario, and shared with fellow guild members.
- Help keep our fire burning!
Your donations help cover monthly costs such as consumables like coal and tool steel, sustaining a website and our insurance coverage.
In time, hopefully funds from patrons and generous donors like you will free up our time from our day jobs, allowing us to explore our medium.
Imagine a day when Krev will no longer have to take on Saturday shifts as a custodian… You can help this dream become reality!
Please, do not hesitate to share this poll.