About Us

Metalwerx is dedicated to supporting jewelry and the metal arts through educational programming that fosters artistic and technical development while encouraging community growth and arts appreciation.

 

Founded in 1998, our innovative school and community studio provides jewelry making instruction on topics ranging from introductory classes to professional level courses, in a well-equipped, supportive, and enthusiastic environment. Weekly classes are cutting edge and varied, and continue for three to ten weeks. Our workshops are geared to both professionals and beginners, and run one to five days, or over an intensive weekend.

Metalwerx brings instructors from across the country and Canada to teach in our weekend workshops and 'Summer with the Masters’ programs.  We also are fortunate to work with a strong core of local, talented jewelers who keep our weekly class curriculum fresh and inspiring. We seek out teachers who excel in a specialized jewelry or metalworking technique and desire to share their expertise with our students. Our world-class faculty includes Michael Good, Cynthia Eid, Charles Lewton-Brain, Pat Flynn, John Cogswell, and many others. Our students hail from across the globe to study with these local and internationally renowned artist-educators

Additionally, our school is home to twenty-two full and part time Studiomates -- a group of professional and  passionate jewelers -- who form a vibrant and active group.  Members of this Metalwerx community have their own dedicated area of the building to work, act as school ambassadors, and often help as teacher’s assistants. As our mission is to provide individual growth and self-expression, we strive to ensure that every student’s experience is productive and memorable by encouraging support and collaboration within our community.

Scholarship and volunteer opportunities are integral to Metalwerx's programming. Through the generosity of individual supporters and local businesses, since 2010 we have offered more than $3,000 worth of financial aid toward enrolling in courses at Metalwerx. The awards are intended to honor a dedicated metalsmith with the opportunity to expand their skill set, and are open to any jeweler or metal artist who meets the pre-requisites for a course. Recipients are typically chosen based on images of their metalwork that demonstrate excellence in craftsmanship and design, as well as information provided on the application form. Please refer to the scholarship section of our website for current offerings.

Metalwerx is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Click here to learn more about our how we got started