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Create functional, wearable and sculptural metal work that is well designed and individually conceptualized. Learn the careful crafting and construction of fine-art jewelry, production jewelry, traditional hollowware and small-scale sculpture. Enhance your fabrication and design skills as you develop a comprehensive appreciation of historic and contemporary metal work. Explore a wide range of approaches to metalsmithing, designed to lead to a practice in critical thinking, creating problem solving and strong studio work ethics.

Madeleine Soich, BFA 2015, on left
Deirdre Riley, BFA 2014, on right

Christine Clark, Department Head
Courtney Kemp

Visiting Artists
Martha Banyas
Gabriel Brown
Don Friedlich
Julia Heineccius
Colin Kippen
Greg Wilbur

Area of Study Requirements

First year - Third year
Take two 100-level courses, two 200-level courses, and two 300-level courses from the courses listed below.
ME109 Fundamentals of Metalsmithing
ME110 Surface Treatments and Stone Setting
ME201 Casting and Electroforming
ME202 Hollow Forms and Mechanisms
ME207 Resins, Mold Making and Casting Alternative Materials
ME303 Color and Holloware
ME304 The Teapot
ME490 Metals Tutorial

Fourth year
Take all courses listed below.
ST401 Senior Seminar I
ST402 Senior Seminar II
TH495 Thesis Studio
TH498 Thesis Studio

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The Metals Studio contains equipment for centrifugal and vacuum casting, soldering, annealing, raising and forming, electroforming and plating, enameling, stonecutting and lapidary, oxy-acetylene welding, and tumbling. Drill presses, rolling mills, hydraulic press, horizontal and vertical bandsaws, metal lathe, chop saw, arc welder, wax injector, vulcanizer, sandblaster, jump and beverly shears, sanders, grinders, box break, and scroll saw, round out the Metals Studio facilities.


Learn more about the College's programs of study:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Craft
Master of Fine Arts in Craft
Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Craft (requires a bachelor's degree)
The Certificate in Craft