Metalsmithing & Jewelry
Your future is metal.
The student-run Metalsmithing Guild supports professional growth through product and business development, event planning, networking with the larger metalsmithing field, and peer-based community building.
Immerse yourself in a world of tools & techniques. Our studio is well-equipped, with ample student access outside of scheduled class time. The 2,000 square foot Metalsmithing and Jewelry studio includes a large, well-ventilated main studio area outfitted with 24 jeweler’s benches, two large worktables, rolling flex-shafts, and a large selection of specialized hand tools. There are separate rooms for raising and forming, casting, enameling, buffing and grinding, welding, and blacksmithing processes.
The Visual Arts Building has its own dedicated Digital Fabrication Lab where you can learn 3D modeling & printing, the operation of laser cutters, & the use of CNC machinery. The Nancy Richardson Design center is a short walk away & several of our faculty members serve as instructors.
The studio also includes a flexible workspace used for artwork installation, group critiques, student meetings, & a space to ear, talk, & relax. Students have access to the Visual Art Building's Digital Fabrication Lab & Woodshop & computer labs. Students have access to a wide range of forming and forging anvils, stakes, and hammers, rolling mills, a draw bench, a 20-ton hydraulic press, multiple soldering and heating torch systems, drill presses, a B-2 Beverly shear and 12” guillotine-style shear, vacuum and centrifugal casting machines, enameling kilns, etching and patina processes, and buffing and finishing equipment. A MIG and TIG welder are available for use, as well as both a gas forge and coal-fired forge located in our 300 square foot blacksmithing shed.