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Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio

The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio is part of the Student Workshops, an innovative, co-curricular program through the Hopkins Center for the Arts that has been in existence for close to 60 years. The program has a well-equipped studio in Jewelry & Metalsmithing and is open to all currently enrolled Dartmouth students and faculty. Absolutely no previous experience is necessary. The studio has a staff of both professional and specially trained student instructors to help the participants make their objects. Because the program is voluntary and un-graded, creativity is nurtured in a very pure way. While the studios primarily operate in an “open-studio” format, there are also short “workshop-style” classes designed to accommodate students’ busy schedules and regular guest artist events. The Donald Claflin Studio also serves as a support structure for the academic needs of the college as well, with students, faculty, and whole classes using the facilities and the knowledge of the Student Workshop’s staff for academic projects and research.

Spring 2017

The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio opens for Spring term on Monday, March 27.
Open to Dartmouth students with a valid Dartmouth ID identifying them as such


Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat: 1–5 pm
Wed, Thu: 1–9 pm


Dartmouth students: $12 per term

Special Spring 2017 Jewelry Classes

All materials included in fee. No Experience Necessary.
Email: jewelry@dartmouth.edu to sign up.
Open to Dartmouth students with a valid Dartmouth ID identifying them as such

Handmade Steel Stamps
Project: Hand carved and tempered stamp
Tue • Apr 11 • 6–9 pm • $15

Tube Setting a Faceted Stone
Project: Slide pendant
Tue • Apr 18 • 6–9 pm • $20

Roller Printing and Metal Textures
Project: Metal texture samples
Tue • Apr 25 • 6–9 pm • $15

Repair It!
Project: Repair broken jewelry (Bring jewelry to fix)
Tue • May 2 • 6–9 pm • cost variable depending on repair

Special Events

Cuttle Bone Casting

Guest Artist: Dawn Nakanishi (Santa Cruz, CA)
Fri • May 19 • 3–5 pm • Free • Claflin Jewelry Studio

Pre-registration required: email jewelry@dartmouth.edu to sign up.
Open to Dartmouth students only

Jewelry & Sculpture Lecture/Discussion with Dawn Nakanishi
Fri • May 19 • 6–7 pm • Hop Garage, Rm 130
Free and open to the public.

Nakanishi received her MFA from San Diego State University and is a professor of Art at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA. She is sansei, meaning third-generation Japanese American. Her California upbringing is evident in work strongly influenced by the natural beauty of the West Coast and its connection to the Pacific Rim.

For more info, email jewelry@dartmouth.edu

The Donald Claflin Jewelry Studio is located in the basement of the Hopkins Center, across from the Paddock Music Library.

Photo Gallery
First Projects

For more information email Jeff Georgantes or call the Jewelry Workshop (603.646.3226) during studio hours.