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Women's Welding Workshops at Ironwood Studios Inc conveniently located in the Finger Lakes region of New York

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Women’s Welding Workshops at Ironwood Studios offer women a place to learn how to weld in a safe and empowering environment. Hosted and ran by Stacey, classes are very relaxed, fun, and non-technical. Students learn exactly what they need to know to leave with a finished piece they can be proud of! Want to plan a private workshop for you and your friends? Contact us today!

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What you should know

Yes, we offer private workshops and group sessions. We host corporate retreats, birthday parties, team-building events, bachelorette parties, and more! Please contact us for more details and to arrange a booking.

Workshop fees are non refundable under any circumstances. However, you can transfer your spot to someone else or use it as a credit for a future class. Please notify me at least 3 days before the class if you cannot attend to arrange for credit or transfer.

This policy helps protect our small business from potential losses due to the considerable time and expense involved in preparing materials for each class.

Yes, gift certificates are available for purchase. Please contact us directly to buy a gift certificate.

No prior experience is necessary for our beginner workshops. For intermediate and advanced classes, some basic welding knowledge is recommended.

Workshops are held at our barn studio at 8256 S Main St, Springwater, NY 14560.

Yes, attendees must be 18 years or older to register for the class. Teens aged 14 and up are welcome to attend if accompanied by an adult. For children aged 13 and under, please contact me to discuss if this workshop would be suitable.

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Are you looking for a place to host a corporate team-building event? Maybe you and your girlfriends are looking to plan a fun private workshop for a bachelorette party. Ironwood Studios makes a great venue for a private event, regardless of the occasion. Contact us today to book yours!

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Tom "Ozzy" Richens


Thomas Richens is a man of many talents, seamlessly blending his academic prowess with his passion for music and cultural preservation. Graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY Geneseo in 2008, Tom has co-authored several noteworthy publications, including “Images of America: Letchworth State Park, New York.”

When he’s not deep in the archives, Tom takes center stage in the bustling world of live music production. As a drum technician for iconic bands like Megadeth, Dropkick Murphys, and PRIMUS, Tom ensures every beat hits with perfection. His meticulous work involves everything from setting up and repairing drum kits to working closely with audio engineers for the perfect sound. Off the road, Tom taps into another of his passions as the co-owner of Flower City Maple, producing and marketing high-quality maple syrup. Whether he’s behind the drums or in the maple woods, Tom’s blend of technical skill and creative flair make him a true maestro in his diverse fields.

His dual life extends to his co-ownership of Ironwood Studios, where he is currently the project manager for renovations and construction on the property. Once complete, Tom will be extending offerings in the barn to drum clinics, recording space and all things music on the 2nd floor of the Barn.

Stacey Mrva


Stacey Mrva, a professional metal sculptor from Rochester, NY, has spent over 25 years creating a diverse portfolio of custom sculptures for both public and private spaces throughout the Finger Lakes region. Her work, characterized by a unique blend of whimsy and functionality, resonates with clients who seek to bring their visions to life.

Stacey’s journey began at Syracuse University, where she initially studied jewelry making and metalsmithing. However, her passion shifted to sculpture when she first experienced welding steel. The challenge of transforming a cold, rigid material into fluid, organic shapes captivated her, sparking a lifelong dedication to the craft.

Her stunning creations range from steel furniture and railings to public signage, benches, wall art, and lighting—each piece meticulously crafted by hand. Stacey takes pride in her ability to tailor her pieces to fit any setting, making art an integral part of everyday life.

In the fall of 2022, Stacey began teaching welding workshops for women in her barn studio. Her passion for welding and empowering other women has created a welcoming space where they can break down barriers, foster confidence, and build lasting friendships.

“I’m an artist but also a craftsperson,” she says. “I love creating pieces that are not only visually striking but also accessible and functional.”

Stacey’s public installations can be admired along South Clinton Avenue in downtown Rochester, on Main Street in LeRoy, NY, and at notable locations like the Lodge at Woodcliff, the Meridian Centre Office Park, and Summit Federal Credit Union in Penfield, NY. Each piece reflects her commitment to enhancing community spaces through art.