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Jewelry Workshop
Jewelry Workshop

The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio is part of the Student Workshops, an innovative, co-curricular program through the Hopkins Center for the Arts that has been in existence for close to 60 years. The program has a well-equipped studio in Jewelry & Metalsmithing and is open to all currently enrolled Dartmouth students and faculty. Absolutely no previous experience is necessary. The studio has a staff of both professional and specially trained student instructors to help the participants make their objects. Because the program is voluntary and un-graded, creativity is nurtured in a very pure way. While the studios primarily operate in an "open-studio" format, there are also short "workshop-style" classes designed to accommodate students' busy schedules and regular guest artist events. The Claflin Studio also serves as a support structure for the academic needs of the college as well, with students, faculty and whole classes using the facilities and the knowledge of the Student Workshop's staff for academic projects and research.


Spring 2016
The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio opens for spring term Monday, March 28 at 1 pm.
Open to Dartmouth students with a valid Dartmouth ID
 identifying them as such.
 

OPEN STUDIO HOURS

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 1–5 pm 

  • Wednesday, Thursday: 1–9 pm

OPEN STUDIO USER FEES

Dartmouth Students: $12 per term - $32 school year
 

SPRINGTIME WITH THE MASTERS

Celebrating the talent of Upper Valley Jewelry Artists
O pen to Dartmouth students with a valid Dartmouth ID identifying them as such.


EXPLORING KEUM BOO – Paulette Werger
Tuesday, April 5, 6-9 pm, $15
Keum Boo is the ancient Korean Art of laminating gold and silver. Paulette Werger is an internationally renowned jewelry artist and an expert at making the surface of metal undulate with pattern, brilliance and color.

WIRE WRAPPED JEWELRY – Louisa Berky
Tuesday, April 12, 6-9 pm $15

Using line as a design concept, you’ll learn to entrap bead and stones to create awesome jewelry.  Lousia Berky moved to Upper Valley from Colorado and has started a jewelry making in Lebanon, NH.

FROM A CONVERSATION TO A MASTERPIECE – Paul Gross, ‘73
Tuesday, April 19, 6-9 pm, $15

Paul Gross has been a Hanover jewelry making legend for forty years. He specializes in custom jewelry. Paul originally got his start in Hop’s Claflin Jewelry Studio back in the 70’s.  He is a master at taking people’s ideas and turning them into masterpieces. Come learn about Paul’s design process and how he goes from a conversation to a thing of beauty.

CARVE AND CAST A SILVER SIGNET RING – Orin Pacht
Tuesdays, May 3 and 10, 6-9 pm $25

Learn the basics of lost wax casting with a master jeweler. Orin Pacht is a Hanover native and has been making jewelry for most of his adult life. 
Please note this class is two sessions and attendance of both sessions is mandatory.

 

Special Guest Artist Event
Mariko Kusumoto – These events have been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.


 
The Claflin Jewelry Studio is located in the basement of the Hopkins Center, across from the Paddock Music Library.
 
Download the 2015 Student Workshops Newsletter

For more information email Jeff Georgantes or call the Jewelry Workshop (603.646.3226) during studio hours.

PUBLIC EVENTS
Mariko Kusumoto: This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience.