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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

Ebendorf in Creative Forward Motion

Ebendorf in Creative Forward Motion:
A Presentation & Discussion with a Master Jeweler & Metalsmith

Fri • April 13 • 6–7 pm • Hop Garage • Free

Acclaimed American jeweler and metalsmith Robert Ebendorf has led the way in imaginatively combining disparate elements, such as found materials, text and collage—as well as conventionally “precious” materials. In this engaging talk, he will share his personal journey as a highly regarded educator and studio artist. More Info: jewelry@dartmouth.edu

Robert Ebendorf Exhibition
April 6–21 • 6–7 pm

Reception with the Artist
Thu • April 12 • 5–7 pm • Free and Open to All
Designer Gold Gallery, 3 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH
603-643-3864 designergoldnh@gmail.com designergoldjewelry.com Co-sponsored by the Hopkins Center and the Designer Gold Gallery

Working with Found Objects in Jewelry
Robert Ebendorf, Guest Artist
Workshop for Dartmouth Students Only
Friday • April 13 • 3-5 pm • Claflin Jewelry Studio • Free
Space is limited – To register: jewelry@dartmouth.edu

Spring ’18

The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio opens for Spring term Monday, March 26 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 ’18 Jewelry Making Lessons

Free, Fun and Filled with Info
• Pre-registration recommended, but not required
• Dartmouth students only
• To register: jewelry@dartmouth.edu

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

April 5: Metal Cutting Shears: all the different ways to cut metal

April 19: Rolling Mill: shrink and shape wire and sheet metal the easy way

May 3: Precision Arc Welding: learn about welding small pieces of metal

May 10: Lapidary Grinder and Rock Saw: cut and shape your own gemstones

Jewelry Metal Shears
Metal Cutting Shears

Jewelry Rolling Mill
Rolling Mill

Jewelry Precision Arc Welding
Precision Arc Welding

Jewelry Lapidary Grinder and Rock Saw
Lapidary Grinder

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.