"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.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
"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