Second Annual Winter Open House & Holiday Bazaar
Did you have the good sense to skip Black Friday and still need to chop down your Gift List? Our talented artists & artisans have you covered.
Sample some fine hand-crafted wares from CIF craftsmen–glass work, jewelry, hand-forged knives, magnetic gears, woodcraft, fine art, and more! You’ll find gifts and stocking stuffers plus grab some Columbus Idea Foundry gift certificates for your creative loved ones.
Open House Special: our personalized wooden keepsake ornaments will be laser-etched for your gift certificate recipients while you feast on wine & sugary treats for just $5 during the open house only ($15 regularly!)
Can’t make the Open House? You can still order gift certificates online right here.
Enjoy complimentary refreshments, tour the Foundry, and check out a variety of tool station demos and make-and-take activities.
Make and Take stations
Our metal casting instructor Terry Griner will be doing carve-your-own pewter castings for just $5 a piece. (Terry also has a Metal Casting: Basic Bronze class on Sat. Dec. 14th. Register for classes here.)
Etch your own copper or brass pendant and string it on a chain for the perfect holiday gift with CIF jewelry instructor John Davison, of The Lab Partners, just $20.
Not enough Maker Holiday Cheer?
Stick around for a very special Santa’s Workshop
Three hands-on projects in three hours that will make great gifts. 5-8pm–just after the Open House.
Space is very limited, so register here now. Your $95 class fee includes all materials for all projects and instruction, with a warm, hearty soup provided (with a vegetarian option too).
Wood-turned snowman ornaments with Devon PalmerStained glass window or wall hanging with Don Sell
Black-smithed cane ornaments with Adlai Stein