On the blog

  • 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 […]
  •   We sat down with artist, maker, and Metalwerx instructor Paulette Werger to talk about the origins of her interest in metalsmithing, her career in teaching, and how she keeps things fresh in the studio. What was your first introduction to Jewelry and Metals? When did you know that you wanted to be a metalsmith? […]
  • A day in the life of Victoria Lansford is multifaceted to say the least- it is a masterful balancing act, consisting of business work, writing for one of her many books or blogs, creating instructional videos, and most importantly creating stunning work in metal.   For those of you that are not acquainted with Victoria’s […]
  • Over, under, over, under, over, under…. music quietly running threw her head phones. All you can hear is the sound of metal wires lightly brushing against each other. The level of concentrations is palpable as Sharon’s fingers carefully bend and manipulate the metal wires of the woven pod she is sculpting. It is a process […]

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