Adult Metal Classes
This studio is equipped with everything you need to create beautiful jewelry. We have all the tools to create sterling silver or copper bracelets, earrings, and pendants by soldering, sawing, piercing and folding.
Materials fees are included in the tuition pricing. You do not need to bring any materials.
Registration is required 3 days before the start of a class or workshop.
You are not registered unless paid in full.
If you are a Clemson resident your discount will be applied before you pay.
You will need to register each person separately to get all discounts.
Call us at 864.633.5051 to register or
Select the dates for the class to register online
Let's Play with Torch Fired Enamels with Beth Carter Gautsch
Learn one of the oldest methods to decorate metal by fusing powdered enamel glass onto copper using the open flame of an acetylene torch. You will take home several vibrantly colored pieces as well as new skills and knowledge about this ancient art form. You will also create at least one piece of wearable jewelry such as a pair of earrings or pendant to showcase your work
All students must wear close toe shoes and long pants. Good eyesight is needed. Students should bring eye magnification if needed to see close detail and/or protective eyeglasses for flame work if desired. Students are welcome to bring a bag lunch and beverage in a closed container.
Resident: $115 Non-Resident: $130
Water Transformations: Pebble and Sea Glass Cuff with Beth Carter Gautsch
Celebrate the transformative power of water and create a stunning sea glass and pebble copper cuff using two different stone setting techniques. This is a great opportunity to lean basic metalsmithing techniques or to practice your soldering as you create both a bezel and prong setting. The instructor will provide the pebbles and sea glass. Students are welcome to bring any small pebbles, cabochons, or sea glass they may have for design consideration.
No experience required. All students must wear close toe shoes and long pants. Good eyesight is needed.
Resident: $80 Non-Resident: $95
Independent Study Workshop with Beth Carter Gautsch
Join Beth in the studio for a studio play day! This is designed for finishing a project you might have started in another class; remaking a project you’d like to try again or sharpening your metal fabrication skills. You bring the project you want to work on, the materials and any specialized tools you will need to create or complete your project. There will not be any demos or teaching- so workshop participants must know how to solder, saw and have some basic fabrication skills. I will be in the studio to offer guidance and encouragement and will help you work out a more complicated fabrication project. I am also happy to offer input and design guidance as needed. You are welcome to contact me prior to class to help determine what materials you should order. I will also have an assortment of materials you are welcome to purchase from me.
All students must wear close toe shoes and long pants. Good eyesight is needed. Students should bring eye magnification if needed to see close detail. Students are welcome to bring a bag lunch and beverage in a closed container.
Resident: $48 Non-Resident: $63
Holiday Makers Workshop with Beth Carter Gautsch
Fine handcrafted gifts are special because they are from the heart. Students will have the opportunity to make several pairs of earrings to give as unique, handcrafted holiday gifts for the special someone (or yourself!) We will also create a statement element that can be fashioned into a necklace or keychain.
No experience required. Good eyesight or magnification is necessary for this class. Please wear long pants and close toe shoes.