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November 14, 2021

The Doodle Bowl Experience

Sunday, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

(One-day workshop)
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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Invite your friends for a night of fun and creativity at the Carrie Blast Furnaces!

Doodle your own bowl and bring your own booze for this Doodle Bowl Experience. Not your typical “sip and paint” party, this workshop has quickly become one of Rivers of Steel’s most in-demand programs. Designed as a social experience, it’s location in the Power House of the Carrie Blast Furnaces allows for enough physical distancing to keep you comfortable while you create functional works of art!

Rivers of Steel’s metal arts team will help you create your own doodle bowl design that’s cast in solid aluminum! The bowl mold and tools are provided, you just carve your own design right into the pre-made mold. Then take your bowl home at the end of the night. No experience is needed—just bring your creativity, a friend, and your own beverage!

Hours & Admission*

This program is offered on the following Sundays: May 23, June 13, July 18, August 22 & November 14, and on Monday, October 4, and Monday, October 25 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

General Admission 


Location & Directions

The Carrie Blast Furnaces are located in Swissvale and Rankin, PA in the Monongahela River Valley. The entrance to the Carrie Furnaces is located at Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104.

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What to Know Before You Go

As a former industrial site, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure an enjoyable visit.

  • Masks: Please be advised of our current COVID-19 policies. Masks are to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Maintain social distance: Social distancing is no longer mandatory, but we do ask that you be mindful of the people around you, allowing for a comfortable amount of space when possible.
  • What to wear: Clothing you can get dirty.  The workshop space is not temperature controlled; please dress for the weather. Additionally, the ground is uneven—sensible shoes are a must. Open-toed shoes and high heels are prohibited. 
  • Restrooms & concessions: The rawness of the site is certainly part of its charm. However, that rawness also limits the creature comforts many of us are accustomed to, like running water. Portable bathrooms, hand washing stations and hand sanitizer are available. Food amenities are not available (with some exceptions, such as food trucks at festivals).
  • Photography: Photography is permitted. For safety reasons, videography and drones are prohibited.
  • Accessibility: Handicapped parking is available, but the grounds covered during tours are not wheelchair accessible.
  • Liability: By purchasing admission tickets, all visitors consent to the terms of our liability waiver and consent to be photographed (PDF).
  • Admission: Site access is limited to guided tours, workshops, and events. Unless otherwise noted, all admissions are ticketed.
  • Location: The entrance to the Carrie Furnaces is located at Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104. 

Thank you for following these guidelines. We wish you to have the best visit possible, and appreciate your patience as we continue to improve the visitor experience.

doodle bowl participant displays her completed bowl design after the workshop


November 14
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Carrie Blast Furnaces
Carrie Furnace Boulevard
Rankin, PA 15104 United States
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Rivers of Steel