On the blog

  • Sessin Durgham was introduced to jewelry making in his sophomore year in high school, by a teacher who taught their students strict basic silversmithing. Metal techniques came easy to him and he continued to expand his skills and knowledge in college and received a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing.  By the 1980’s Sessin was graduated […]
  • Jeanie Pratt describes her jewelry-making journey as a blend of self-directed and self-taught. Throughout her career as an artist, her medium has taken different forms but her passion for discovery and learning has been a constant. After graduating from the University of Arizona with degrees in Entomology and Botany, with a minor in art, she […]
  • Since a very young age, Steven Parker has been drawn to working with metals and creating jewelry. While in college studying music at Columbia University, he began to explore the world of jewelry making through books he found in the discount section of his local bookstore. Through his exploration, he found a book on 16th […]
  • The Metalwerx Online Auction Fundraiser 2017 is live! There are only a few days left to bid on some amazing items! Things are going quickly with the “Buy it Now” feature on eBay.  Visit the MetalwerxStudio store soon to make your bid! All of the auction items have been graciously donated by instructors, studiomates and friends […]
  • Spending most of her life by the Mediterranean has greatly influenced Ruta Reifen’s aesthetic and the work that she creates. Her Israeli heritage also informs her unique design approach. Ruta identifies forms from the sea as symbolizing splendor and happiness. These forms, with their flowing lines, and endless shapes and colors, are the source of […]
  • Living in northern Michigan can have a unique impact on how one relates to and stays in touch with the world. For Betsy Lehndorff, this form of “isolation” has influenced the way she creates her artwork, and learns and develops new techniques. As a jeweler as well as a journalist, Betsy often approaches her work […]
  • Peter Evonuk’s approach to metal is one of utilitarianism and reinvention. His source materials are often products designed for basic societal needs (lamps, teapots, etc) and he repurposes their form and intention to create a new compositional framework for his creations. His methods span a broad range of techniques in metal including raising and forming, […]
  • If you know Cynthia Eid from taking a class with here at Metalwerx, you know that she is an amazing metalsmith and educator, offering a wealth of knowledge with a warm and familial, casual tone that will make you feel right at home. Cindy has been a part of Metalwerx since the very beginning. She […]
  • Meet one of newest instructors and Waltham neighbors. by Joan Dusoe Growing up, Will always had a drive to create and make things, but says that he wasn’t that all that good with the typical mediums which are found in most art classrooms. He never had much luck translating the 3D world into 2D drawings […]
  • A wise Metalwerx resident artist, Emily Glimp, once said “Sometimes it’s not about the end product, it’s about the journey. I could always just pick up a book and try to teach myself a new skill, but taking a class with these masters is something special. It’s the little things that you learn; the asides that make taking […]