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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.

 

JEWELRY WORKSHOP
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

"When someone asks me what my job, as Director of the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio is all about, it's hard to give a succinct answer. Each day we are open, the studio is filled with students exploring, being creative and hanging out with friends. The atmosphere is always festive. Students make presents for holidays, bling to get dressed up and rings they fall in love with. Yes, almost every term, 2-3 wedding or engagement rings are made in the J-Shop.

"On average about 25% of the Dartmouth student population passes through the three Student Workshops, Jewelry/Metals, Ceramics, and Wood, each academic year. In this digital age of ours and the virtualization of human experience, retaining a link to "handmade" has never been more important. I often think of the Jewelry Studio as a club, but it's a club where the only criteria of membership are that you are a currently enrolled Dartmouth student and that you walked through the door. Many students look back at their experiences in the J-Shop as a vital component of being at Dartmouth. Don't you miss out. This is your time!"

Jeff Georgantes, Director of the Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio

 

JEFF GEORGANTES has a MFA in Jewelry/Metals from CSU, Fullerton and a BA in Art and a MA in Sculpture, both from CSU, Humboldt. He taught Art at College of the Redwoods, Eureka, CA for fifteen years and has taught numerous visiting artist workshops across the USA. He helped develop and coordinate the Jewelry/Metals program at the Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA from the early '90's until he started the Claflin Studio position in 2005. His work can be seen in Alan Revere's book, "The Art of Jewelry."