Open Studio

&

Bench Time with Donna Sessions

We have 4 socially distanced benches available. 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. You can book online, call to reserve your bench, or sign up at the studio. 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. Please contact us to book your open studio session by appointment ahead of time if you would like to pay by cash or check and we will secure your bench.


Open Studio

$15/hour or $10/hour members

Monthly Schedules will vary

July 2020

Tuesdays 10-12 pm + 12-2 pm 

Wednesdays 10-2 pm + 2-4 pm &  5-7pm + 7-9 pm 

Thursdays TBD

Fridays TBD

1st Saturday of the month 10-2 pm and 2/4 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.

 

Bench Time with Donna

$50/2-hour session

members only

Schedule Varies monthly

Bench Time with Donna will be for working on techniques learned in her classes. 

Open Studio

Non-Instructional bench time for experienced students, is available to book. We have 4 socially distanced benches and safety precautions in place.

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.

 

Bench Time with Donna

These are guided open bench sessions for studio members and students who have taken a class with Donna and want to practice techniques they learned in class.

Donna is also available for private 1-on-1 classes. Please call the studio for more information at 443-249-3338 or email us at charmtree@verizon.net.

 

                          What do you get at each session?

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

  • basic hand tools: saw frames, files, pliers, ring clamps, optivisor, etc. stocked at every bench ($10 tool box charge for non-members)

  • Smith Little Torch, Smith acetylene/ air torch, flux & pickle (Solder not included)

  • Micro torch, butane, soldering and charcoal brick, flux, brush, pick, tile at every bench (members free, non-members $5 butane fee)

  • 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

  • Metal shear

  • 2 Jool Tool bench grinding, lapidary, polishing machines

  • Rotary tumbler with stainless steel shot

  • Ring stretcher Steel and wood dapping punches and blocks

  • 2 Round Pepe disc cutters

  • Bracelet and ring mandrels

  • Wide variety of hammers and mallets

  • Steel raising stakes

  • 2 Dapping blocks

  • GRS bench pins

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

  • Design, number and letter stamps

  • Vise

  • Sandpaper

Does Not include/Artist MUST provide:

  • Flexshaft finishing wheels and mandrel

  • Materials:metals, stones, solder etc.

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

 

Open Studio/Be 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. Drop in will NOT be available at this time. 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.




* Please reserve kiln time in advance.  There is an additional kiln usage fee of $5 per session.  Kiln fee is waived for studio members
​** Users must be pre-qualified to rent time at a rate of $15 per hour, $10 per hour for studio members.

 

COVID-19 policies are in place until further notice:

We are implementing the following open studio policy during this pandemic.

  • To maintain social distancing in the studio, we will limit open studio capacity to 4 users. 

  • Temperature will be taken upon arrival.

  • Masks covering the nose and mouth are required to be brought and worn by all studio users. We will have masks to purchase if you forget.

  • Wash your hands with hot water and soap upon entering the studio. 

  • Regular sanitizing of shared tools, equipment, and high touch areas.

  • Coffee service is temporarily discontinued. 

  • Store all of your belongings in the lockers downstairs upon entering.

  • Please bring only necessary tools and project supplies with you.

  • Hand tools can be rented for $10/session.

We are taking proper precautions in the studio as recommended by the CDC and the Maryland Department of Health which includes sanitizing the studio on a regular basis and a new air filtrations system to improve air flow.  We recognize that the situation is evolving, and as time passes, requirements may change.  If we must cancel open studio, we will contact only those affected by the cancellation.
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1200 Butterworth Court, Suite E6 (upstairs) 

Stevensville, MD 21666

Studio Entrance on Marion Quimby Drive.

443-249-3338

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