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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.

Fall 2017

The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio opens for Summer term on Monday, September 11, at 1 pm.
Open to Dartmouth students with a valid Dartmouth ID.


Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat: 1–5 pm
Wed, Thu: 1–9 pm


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


Free, Fun and Filled with Info

  • Pre-registration recommended, but not required
  • Dartmouth students only
  • To register and for more info: jewelry@dartmouth.edu

All Sessions Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 pm

September 21: Ring-Making Basics

September 28: Earring Basics

October 5: Cuff & Bangle Bracelets

October 12: Bezel-Set Stones

October 19: Wire-Wrapped Pendants

October 26: Handmade Metal Beads

November 2: Grinding and Polishing Cabochon Gems

November 9: Leather Cord Bracelets

Ringmaking Basics

Ringmaking Basics

Ringmaking Basics

Ringmaking Basics

Special Event

Precision Micro-Welding—An Introduction

Jewelry Workshop: Precision Micro-Welding—An Introduction
Tue • October 24 • 12 pm, 3 pm & 6 pm • Hop Garage • Free

Three sessions of a workshop on the revolutionary jewelry-making technique of precision micro-welding, including laser and pulse arc welding. An assortment of Sunstone Engineering welders will be used during the sessions, co-taught by Tony Price of Sunstone and Jeff Georgantes of the Hop’s Claflin Jewelry Studio.

For more info visit: hop.dartmouth.edu/online/jewelry-precision-micro-welding

Open to ages 18 and up. Register at jewelry@dartmouth.edu

Co-sponsored by Sunstone Engineering; Craft Studies at the Hanover League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and Metalwerx School for Jewelry & Metal Arts

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.