Open Studio

Please read as our conditions have changed.

We have 9 socially distanced benches available. All sessions will be supervised, but participants must be able to work independently and feel comfortable with the tools and equipment they are using. No outside tools, with the exception of consumables, are allowed in the studio unless authorized by attendant.  Please be prompt, if you are late your session will not carry over due to classes and other booked session times.  We will make every effort to keep our Open Studio schedule, however, when class is session Open Studio is not guaranteed. All bags and personal items must be locked up in the lockers downstairs.


Studio Hours are Subject to Change. 

Due to demand, we reserve the right to expand or shorten hours and/or cancel open studio sessions at any time. Book online or you may contact us to book your open studio session by appointment ahead of time by calling the studio at 443-249-3338 or by email at


Open Studio

Open to members and non-members (approved) who would like to work independently on projects. Most studio tools are available. See guidelines below. Booked in 3-hour sessions.

Members only $25/3 hr. session!


$50/ 3 hrs.


Members Only

Open Studio

Open to members ONLY! This is a guided 4-hour open studio session that happens 1x month (day + evening). To book a session you must first sign up for a membership plan.

Members book service on Members Only page.


Free/ 4 hrs.

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Bench Time with Melissa

These sessions are for anyone who has taken a class or workshop at the studio but needs a refresher.  Perfect for those who need help with something they are working on who would like a guided open studio session with Melissa. If you would like to learn a new technique or project you must book a private lesson.


$75/3 hrs.

Member Perk

Member Perk

Class Schedule

Dec 11 - Dec 17















     Open Studio Guidelines:

If you have not taken a class at our studio, you must engage in a brief discussion with a staff member so we can gauge your skill level. If approved, you may then purchase studio time. These procedures are to ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  • You must call ahead to reserve a bench or by booking online. There are no assigned benches, space is available on a first come first served basis. 

  • Because space is very limited, users must pre-pay at time of reservation.

  • No refunds for "no shows", and cancellations within 24 hours.

  • Participants agree to follow all studio policies.  Respect for safety, the facility and equipment are required at all times.

  • If qualified, participants will have access to use major studio equipment and torches.

  • Paid members will have access to our many hand tools including, pliers, wire cutters, files, saw frames, ring clamps etc. (non-members may rent for toolbox for $5)

  • Supplies and safety gear including safety glasses must also be provided by the participant. For your convenience masks will be available to purchase.

  • We retain the right to revoke studio access for any reason and will pro-rate fees paid, less a $10 processing fee. Fees will not be pro-rated or refunded for any other reason.  

  • All participants are required to sign a liability waiver before participating in the open studio program.


Summer Hours:

(Begin June 21st)

Mon., Tues. Weds.  

9-12 pm,12-3 pm, 3-6pm, 6-9 pm


9-12 pm, 12-3 pm, 3-6pm

1 Saturday / month (fluctuates)

10-1 pm + 1-4 pm

Open studio sessions will be supervised, but participants must be able to work independently and feel comfortable with the tools and equipment they are using. Students must have taken both our Beginner 101 and Beginner 102 classes and/or the equivalent and have been pre-approved by the studio. It is extremely important that you feel comfortable using all of the tools and torches in the studio. You may be asked to pass a studio test.

You must provide your own consumables including:

  • Bits and burs

  • Sanding discs

  • 3M wheels

  • solder

  • Liver of sulfur

  • paper rolling mill textures

  • polishing compounds

  • butane for smaller torches.   

*If you break a tool it is your responsibility to replace it.

What's in the Studio:

Each participant gets the use of one jeweler’s bench in our comfortable, brightly lit studio, and access to studio equipment and tools including:

  • Flex shafts at each bench

  • basic hand tools: saw frames, files, pliers, ring clamps, optivisor, etc. stocked at every bench Smith acetylene/air torches, flux & pickle (Solder not included)

  • Micro torch, soldering and charcoal brick, flux, brush, pick, tile at every bench

  • Metal clay and enameling kiln

  • Metal clay tools

  • Durston bangle forming die set and step mandrel

  • Bench blocks

  • Rolling mill

  • Small drill press

  • Polishing cabinet

  • 3M Wheel Polishing machine

  • Metal shear

  •  Jool Tool bench grinding, lapidary, polishing machines

  • 2 Rotary tumblers with stainless steel shot

  • Ring stretcher Steel and wood dapping punches and blocks

  • Stone setter tools

  • Tube setting tools

  • 2 Round Pepe disc cutters

  • A variety of bracelet and ring mandrels including square, oval and and more.

  • Die forming stamps

  • Wide variety of hammers and mallets

  • Steel raising stakes

  • 2 Dapping blocks

  • GRS bench pins at each bench

  • Full range of Fritz anticlastic stakes & forming hammers for synclasting & anticlasting (gold members only)

  • Design, number and letter stamps

  • 2 Vises

  • Sandpaper

  • and more!

Does Not include/Artist MUST provide:

  • Flex shaft finishing wheels and mandrels

  • Materials: metals, stones, solder etc.

  • ​Studio consumables for large batch and production work  ($20 production fee)

  • Butane gas