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About our Studio

CharmTree Studio is the working studio and school of Metalsmith and Instructor Melissa Kay-Steves. For the last 10 years she has been committed to helping people pursue their creative vision. With her passionate ability to guide and a talented student community, we’re confident in the education, guidance and network you will find here.

 CharmTree Studio offers workshops for adults in soldering, precious metal clay, wire wrapping, forming and more. We also have classes for children, an afterschool jewelry making program, Saturday drop ins, kids and ladies night out. Our unique and highly personalized method of teaching creates an environment to nurture, educate and encourage creative individuals to achieve the highest level of success.

Check out our instructors!

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Melissa is a jewelry artist and instructor who has been teaching children and adults jewelry making in and around the Baltimore area for the past 10 years. It has been a dream of hers to create a working studio for students of all ages to come together to create, learn and grow. She will be teaching the after school program and classes in precious metal clay and beginning silversmith. 


Melissa Kay-Steves


Donna is a lapidary artist and an experienced silversmith who has  studied under some of the masters including, cloisonné enamellist Erica Druin, Wayne Warner for forging and Mokume’ Gane , Michael Good and Michael Schwartz. She has received awards for her work and teaches in and around the Baltimore area. She will be teaching soldering in beginner through advanced classes. 


Donna Madej

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This could be you! Are you a jewelry artist? Do you love to teach? Please send us an email and find out how you can become an instructor at Charmtree Studio.