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Artists, Galleries or Schools offering Open Studio, Open Workshop or Bench Time

The artists and schools on this page offer open studio, open workshop or bench time. For a fee, you can use their facilities and resources to make your own pieces. Some have drop-in days, others require you to book. Check directly with the artist. All links open in a new window.

UK

Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery - Bodmin, Cornwall

Art, craft and jewellery making courses and classes including beginners, intermediate and advanced level bronze clay, copper clay, polymer clay, Art Clay Certification, silver metal clay, glass fusing, ceramics and porcelain beads, enameling, adding colour to metal, silver work, unique texture making, private classes and scheduled open studio days. They also sell kilns, Dockyard carving tools and other jewelry making tools.

London Jewellery School - Hatton Garden, London

Use a bench in their silver studio for the day 10-5pm (usually only available on weekdays). Bring your own silver and consumables and use their tools and equipment.

Sussex Jewellery School - Eastbourne

Beginners silver clay classes, Art Clay and PMC, polymer clay and metal clay classes, beginning in silver classes, enamelling on fine silver classes, fingerprint jewellery classes, wax carving for casting, gold on silver classes, Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Certification classes with Julia Rai. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

Touchmark Studios - Chew Magna, Bristol

Precious Metal Clay PMC beginners and advanced training, enamelling classes, silverwork and metal work classes. Kiln firing services and open workshops.

 

USA

Benches on Division - Chicago, IL

Metal work classes. Benches on Division also serves skilled artisans who wish to gain access to high quality tools and equipment not convenient for the home studio. Benches provides members with large 48” butcher block work benches equipped with individual flex shafts. We offer unrestricted access to a complete inventory of tools and equipment needed for the experienced metalsmith to execute sophisticated work and accommodate advanced working techniques.

Metalwerx - Waltham, MA

Students must have basic jewelry making skills and feel comfortable with a torch to sign up for studio time. This is a time for you to work independently and use the Metalwerx tools.

 

International

Metal Clay Studios - Germany and Europe

Metal Clay Artist Ingrid Wild - Supplier of PMC, BRONZclay, COPPRclay, Hadar's Clay, metal clay related tools and supplies, specialist in textures, kiln firing service for all clays, monthly studio sessions  - located in Munich, Germany, shipping to everywhere in Europe. German language site which can also be viewed in English.