MassArt Jewelry and Metalsmithing

   The Jewelry and Metalsmithing Program at MassArt provides a sequential program of experiences which combine direct practice with conceptual problem solving.
   By examining traditional and contemporary objects, students cultivate a connection to the vitality of art in historic and contemporary culture.
   The jewelry metals studio and facilities at MassArt are among the best equipped and safest in the country. Instruction in all significant techniques is offered during the course of the program; these include:
  • Jewelry construction in base and precious material
  • Vacuum and centrifugal lost wax casting
  • Vulcanized rubber and "RTV" mold processes
  • Stone setting
  • Chasing and repoussé
  • Electro-chemical etching
  • Raising and forming for sculpture and hollow ware
  • Enameling and patination
  • Hydraulic press techniques and die forming
  • Resin casting and alternative materials for jewelry 
  • CAD, 3D modeling, CNC milling and "Solidscape" 3d printing for jewelry and metals

This site is maintained by the department faculty, staff, alumni and current students. The official Massachusetts College of Art and Design site for  the Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department is: Here