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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 Events

Laura Wood Earrings

Special Guest Artist Workshop with Laura Wood
Master Jeweler and Metalsmith
Powder-coating: Adding Color to Metal

Mon • September 24 • 5-7 pm
Claflin Jewelry Studio • Free
Open to Dartmouth students only

Laura Wood is a resident artist at Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC. Her work can be found in select galleries in the United States and in the permanent collections of the Gregg Museum of Art at North Carolina State University and The Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin. Laura was the founding voice of the annual ECU Symposium (2010) and is a co-founder of Jewelry Edition (2013), a creative project aimed at facilitating the growth of jewelry artists. She earned a BFA from the University of Georgia and an MFA in metal design from East Carolina University.

Laura Wood Earrings

Free Slide Lecture
Tue • September 25 • 6-7 pm
Hopkins Center, Lower Level Room 59

— Post-Presentation Bonus! —
Immediately Following Lecture: Laura Wood Reception and Exhibition at Designer Gold Gallery

More Info: jewelry@dartmouth.edu

Fall ’18

The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio opens for Fall term Wednesday, September 12 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

Fall ’18 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 Fall Term fee!)
• Classes limited to 12 students
• Attendance of all 3 sessions is required

Ring-Making Basics
September 26, October 3 & 10
Get into twisted wire, torches, soldering, hammering, and even setting a stone.

Jewelry Metal Shears

All About Bracelets
October 17 & 24, November 7 (no class on Halloween)
Create Bangles, Cuffs and Beaded Baubles for your wrist or a friend’s!

Jewelry Metal Shears

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.