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The Claflin Jewelry Studio is located in the basement of the Hopkins Center, across from the Paddock Music Library.
For more information email Jeff Georgantes or call the Jewelry Workshop (603.646.3226) during studio hours.
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.
The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio opens for Spring term Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 1 pm.
Open to Dartmouth students and faculty with a valid Dartmouth ID identifying them as such.
OPEN STUDIO HOURS
OPEN STUDIO USER FEES
A VERY SPECIAL SPRING TERM EVENT:
The Hopkins Center’s RADICAL JEWELRY MAKEOVER
This term as part of the Hopkins Center’s Community Venture Initiative (CVI), the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio is hosting Ethical Metalsmiths’ Radical Jewelry Makeover (RJM) to highlight sustainable mining practices of precious metals and gemstones. Most people aren’t aware of how environmentally destructive precious metal and stone mining is. For instance, it can take up to 200 tons of earth to mine a piece of gold the size of a fifty-cent coin. This project is to help spread awareness of this important issue and to work towards solutions.
During December, January and February, the Hopkins Center and the Claflin Studio have been doing what Ethical Metalsmiths calls, “community mining” collecting unwanted jewelry from our local communities. We’ve now amassed a treasure chest of materials. These jewelry materials are going to be reimagined into new objects. You’re invited to participate!
Enroll in a:
FREE JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP
Sat & Sun | Apr 12 & 13 | Claflin Jewelry Studio
Open to all. No experience necessary
Sign up now!
RADICAL JEWELRY MAKEOVER
OPENING PARTY & ARTIST TALKS: BEYOND THE BLUE BOX
Mon | May 12 | 5:30 pm | Alumni Hall | FREE
Join us for a celebration of sustainable jewelry and a sneak peek at the “Beyond the Blue Box” exhibition! This exhibition will display some of our “community-mined” reimagined into new objects by over 20 professional artists including a number of Dartmouth graduates who have gone on to become professional jewelers and metalsmiths.
At 6 pm, the evening officially kicks off with a talk and panel discussion with Ethical Metalsmiths Executive Director Christina Miller, Radical Jewelry Makeover Director Susie Ganch, Upper Valley metalsmith Paulette Werger, Designer Gold founder Paul Gross and more. Followed by exhibition viewing, jewelry sale, reception and cash bar. Open to all. More info.
Make sure you see:
RADICAL JEWELRY MAKEOVER EXHIBITION:
BEYOND THE BLUE BOX
May 13-Jun 15 | Harrington Display Case, The Moore Theater Lobby | FREE
Community-mined jewelry gets new life in these beautiful pieces, created by participants in the Radical Jewelry Makeover workshops, and over 20 Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio guest artists and Dartmouth alumni artists (1973-2013). More info.
PART OF THE COMMUNITY VENTURE INITIATIVE
Hop Community Venture projects are new opportunities for Upper Valley residents of all ages to create, access and explore the arts.
Cosponsored by Craft Studies at the Hanover League
of New Hampshire Craftsmen.