On the blog

  • As we approach the end of 2021, I want to take a moment today to share the joy and gratitude I feel looking back on what Metalwerx has accomplished this year. Through the unknowns and challenges we have all encountered during the pandemic, the creativity, passion, and resilience of Metalwerx teachers, staff, and students have […]
  • Today we welcome the first day of autumn as we kick off fall semester classes in-person here at Metalwerx. To mark this exciting new season, we are thrilled to announce our official commitment to continue to offer in-person and virtual classes, workshops, and events this year and in the future! Our mission at Metalwerx has always been to promote the […]
  • The holidays are upon us again. How did that happen so quickly? So much of this year has either been charging forward or at a stand-still. Today is both yesterday, tomorrow and seven months ago. Someone mentioned to me the other day that March is only four months from now. The year mark of where […]
  • To our Metalwerx family and beyond, Anger, outrage, disgust, grief – these are but a small portion of the myriad of nouns that can be used to describe our sentiments regarding the racial injustice that took place over a week ago during the killing of George Floyd, in an act of unspeakable brutality and misuse […]
  • We understand that these times are uncertain and we want you to know that Metalwerx is here for you in any capacity. We also want to ensure the safety and health of our staff, studiomates, and students. In the interest of the safety of our community, and after thoughtful and deliberate consideration, Metalwerx has decided […]
  • Color is starting to spring up around us as the seasons change, and our creative prompt capitalizes on the color in the world, so I thought I would talk a bit about some notable historic pigments. This is in no way comprehensive, as there are numerous cultures and civilizations using many different pigments going back […]
  • Exterior of the Sagrada Familia  When talking about unfinished projects, like the creative prompt from last week, who better to talk about than Antoni Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia. Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) was a Catalan architect best known for his unfinished work Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, often shortened to Sagrada Familia, […]
  • We understand that these times are uncertain. It has been a trying few weeks amid the COVID-19 crisis and we want you to know that Metalwerx is here for you in any capacity. We also want to ensure the safety and health of our staff, studiomates, and students. Metalwerx is working hard to define policies and […]
  • This February, Metalwerx took our first ever group trip to Tucson. We were joined by board members, studiomates, students and friends for a three-day trip into the desert to attend one of the largest gems shows in the world: the Tucson Gem Show. Composed of nearly fifty smaller shows scattered around Tucson, the Tucson Gem […]
  • Brie Flora on her Work, Guidelines, and her Upcoming Workshop Interviewed by Violet Ita   Brie Flora is a contemporary jeweler creating playful and whimsical jewelry made from repeated patterns and powder coated pops of color. Recently, she started Guidelines, a contemporary jewelry project leading all the participants through a series of jewelry assignments with […]