On the blog

  • You may know Bill Heher as the friendly and enthusiastic vendor from Rare Earth Mining at Metalwerx Marketplace. Rare Earth Mining is a small and family owned gem company that offers fine and unusual gem materials. Bill collects and sells some amazing and rare specimens of gems and minerals from all over the world.  Metalwerx recently sat […]
  • In February of 2018,  jeweler Corkie Bolton set out to make metalsmithing easier for makers all over the world by sharing jewelry making tips on her Instagram account titled “Metalsmith Society”. Little did she know it would grow to be one of the most popular metalsmithing account on Instagram with 70.8k followers!  The premises is […]
  • Tucson Rocks! This February, Metalwerx director Lindsay Minihan and I were fortunate to venture to Tucson, AZ for the Tucson gem show. Every February, thousands of vendors from all over the world come to Tucson to sell their gems, stones, tools and various other goods. The entire city is inundated with over 45 shows, each housing […]
  • Metalwerx instructor Pauline Warg has been dedicated to making jewelry since childhood. With 35 years of professional experience Pauline has picked up countless skills and techniques over the years.  In fact, Pauline’s love of jewelry began when she was given a trinket kiln to play with as a child. Pauline became infatuated with the glossy […]
  • Sifted, wet packed, and fired to perfection.  Perhaps it’s the warm heat of the kilns set to 1250 degrees, the melodic sound of Barbara’s voice, or the excitement of students revealing treasures from the kiln, that make being in one of Barbara’s enameling classes such a unique and rewarding experience. An enameling class with Barbara Seidenath […]
  • As another year at Metalwerx comes to a close, we are once again blown away by the incredibly supportive and creative community that surrounds us at Metalwerx.  It is a feeling that can be hard to explain to anyone outside of these four walls lined with tools and metal dust… perhaps it is just the […]
  • Every once in while you come across a business that feels so genuine and good that you can’t help but want to support them.  Stone, Spirt, and Fire is one of those small businesses.  When Metalwerx studiomate Kelly Bollman started Stone Spirt and Fire, she knew she wanted her jewelry business to be ethically sourced, […]
  • Metalwerx is happy to announce another year of the Ornamental Peace Project.  In the wake of a national tragedy, we often find ourselves questioning what is “peace” and how do we obtain it, and more importantly how can we maintain it?  As community of jewelers and metalsmiths, Metalwerx invites you express these feelings through making. […]
  • For those who have had the pleasure of meeting Sessin, you are probably familiar with his enthusiasm for forging metal and his knack for storytelling. His stories are boisterous, hilarious, and always have you at the edge of your seat (both in an anticipation, but also because you might fall out of your seat laughing). […]
  • Through the thick early morning fog, shine the rays of morning sunlight, and the silhouette of the neighboring mountains. With lush greenery right outside her studio window and the crisp mountain air, Laura Wood’s newest adventure has her settled in for a 3 year residency at Penland Mountain School, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of […]

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