ONSITE: Introduction to Metal Jewelry Workshop

Learn the basics of metal jewelry, get an introduction to the metals studio, and learn how to use the metals studio tools in the correct way. By creating beautiful wire and sheet metal rings and bracelets, we will learn about hand tools, a forge, basic fabrication, basic machinery, polishing and finishing. You’ll leave class with something to give as a gift or keep for yourself!

Special Notes

  • All materials provided. There will be a break for lunch so please bring a bring a bagged lunch.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. Please visit for more information.

About the Instructor

Jay Sharpe

Jay Sharpe grew up in Richmond, VA, attended VCU and graduated in 1990 with a BFA in Fine Arts, with a focus on metalsmithing and fine jewelry. Jay promptly began his career at the Hand Workshop (which is now known as Visual Arts Center of Richmond) that same year. He became on of VisArts' Master Teacher recipients in 2014 and hasn't stopped teaching since! His jewelry line, Henléava Jewelry Collection, has been featured in Essence Magazine, Richmond Magazine, and Southern Living Magazine, and worn by several celebrities. Follow Jay on Instagram @jay_sharpellc and Facebook @JaySharpeLLC.

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ONSITE: Introduction to Metal Jewelry Workshop

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Class Details
December 1010 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Day: Sun
Tuition: $90.00
Member Tuition: $81.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Jay Sharpe
Level: Adult (18+)