Open Studio &

Bench Time Sessions

We have 5 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. Book online or you may contact us to book your open studio session by appointment ahead of time. Non-members pay a tool box fee of $5 at check-in.
 

Open Studio

$15/hour non-members

 $10/hour members

Monthly schedules may vary

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.

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 2-hour sessions.

From:

$20-$30/ 2 hrs.

Bench Time with Donna

Open to Members only, these sessions are for students who have taken a workshop or class with Donna and want to work on projects they have learned in class.If you would like to learn a new technique or project you must book a private lesson.

From:

$50-$100

Bench Time with Melissa

Open to Members only, these sessions are for students who have taken a workshop or class with Melissa and want to work on projects they have learned in class. If you would like to learn a new technique or project you must book a private lesson.

From:

$50-$100

      What 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 ($5 tool box charge for non-members)

  • Smith acetylene/air torches, flux & pickle (Solder not included)

  • Micro torch, 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

  • 2 Rotary tumblers with stainless steel shot

  • Ring stretcher Steel and wood dapping punches and blocks

  • Technique stone setter tools

  • 2 Round Pepe disc cutters

  • Bracelet and ring mandrels

  • 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

 

     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. 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.

1200 Butterworth Court, Suite E6 (upstairs) 

Stevensville, MD 21666

Studio Entrance on Marion Quimby Drive.

443-249-3338

    We are a handicap accessible studio. 

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