Marketplace Silent Auction

Metalwerx is nationally recognized as an innovative leader in metalworking education, focused on elevating and celebrating every aspect of the metal arts.  Our school and community studio provides jewelry making instruction from introductory to professional level courses, in a well-equipped and supportive environment. We offer students a comfortable learning atmosphere and teach skills that will lead to professional and personal fulfillment.

New this year, we have launched a Friends of Metalwerx scholarship program that will award multiple scholarships throughout the year.  Our plan provides regular opportunities that enable students to attend courses at a reduced cost. These scholarships are intended to make our programs available to wider demographic and support the livelihood and continued education of emerging artists, professional jewelers, students, and metals enthusiasts.

All proceeds from the Marketplace Silent Auction will benefit our Friends of Metalwerx scholarship fund.  

Here are just a few of the items you can bid on!

Tools, Stones, and Services:

  • A matched pair of precision cut amethyst cut by the world famous lapidary artist, Richard Homer.  Donated by Seth Rosen, owner of Ganoksin and the International Gem Society.
  • $100 Mold Making service credit. Donated by Dan Grandi, owner of Racecar Jewelry Company.
  • One year membership to Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA). Donated by MJSA.
  • One year membership to the Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) Boston Chapter. Donated by WJA.
  • Wax Carving Private Lessons on Martha's Vineyard. Donated by artist and Board Member Emeritus, Sumner Silverman.
  • One single item full appraisal. Donated by Aimee Berrent, owner of A Matter of Brilliance.
  • A strand of beads or pearls. Donated by Sophie Vaughan Berzofsky.
  • Leather. Donated by Carolyn Joyce of Greco Leather.

Handmade Jewelry & Crafts:

Books, DVD's:

  • Book: Art and Design Fundamentals by Lee Griffiths. Donated by Tira Mitchell, owner of
  • DVD: Basic Enameling by Pauline WargWarg Enamel and Tool Center. Donated by the artist.
  • Book: Profiting by Design by Marlene Richey and an hour of consulting.  Donated by Marlene Richey.