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Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio

Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio

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 Donald 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.

Special Event

Marissa Saneholtz: Works and Travels
Lower Level Room 59, Hopkins Center, Free
April 9, 6 pm

Master enamelist, jeweler and metalsmith Saneholtz talks and shows slides about making narrative-based jewelry and objects that use humor and sarcasm to comment on gender roles in American society. Reception follows at Designer Gold

Spring ’19

The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio opens for Spring term Monday, March 25 at 1 pm
Open to Dartmouth students with a valid Dartmouth ID.


Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 1–5 pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 1–9 pm


Dartmouth students: $32 per school year or $12 per term

Spring ’19 Introduction to Jewelry Classes

• Open to Dartmouth students only
• To register: jewelry@dartmouth.edu

• All Sessions Wednesdays, 4:30-6:00 pm
• $32 for each class (Includes all materials and Spring term fee!)
• Classes limited to 12 students
• Attendance of all sessions is required • To register: email jewelry@dartmouth.edu

Forging 101
April 10, 17 & 24
Learn the basics of forging while creating unique projects. Projects include: forging brass hair pins (perfect for that man-bun!), a copper cuff bracelet, and silver hoop earrings.

Forging 101

The Knotting Class
May 1 & 8
Gear up for your outdoor adventures with two fun knot-tying projects! Learn two different weaving strategies for a stylish and functional survival bracelet made of 550-lb test strength paracord. Then learn the nautical-inspired “monkey’s fist” knot (tied around a gemstone marble) that can be made into either a pendant or keychain.

The Knotting Class

Special Guest Artist Workshop with Marissa Saneholtz
Glass and Metal: An Introduction to Enameling

Free - Dartmouth students only
April 8, 5 – 7 pm

Marissa Saneholtz will give students a hands-on jump into the world of enameling. She is a master of fusing powdered color glass to created metal objects—and will share tricks for utilizing this vibrant technique. Marissa currently teaches Jewelry & Metalsmithing at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, OH.

Marissa Saneholtz
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The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio is located in the basement of the Hopkins Center, across from the Paddock Music Library.

Photo Gallery
First Projects

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