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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

Christine Clark, Department Head
Deb Stoner

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

Course Descriptions
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

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:

Undergraduate programs
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Craft

The Certificate in Craft
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Craft (requires a bachelor's degree)

Graduate programs
Master of Fine Arts in Craft
Collaborative Masters of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design