By New York City I assume you mean Manhattan. There are 2 very good
suppliers in the city, Metalliferous at 34 West 46 St.,
(212-944-0909) (most things silver, copper and brass, plus tools and
books) and Allcraft (tools, books and some metal) at 135 West 29 St.,
#205 (800-645-7124). Both have store items that are not always shown
in their catalogs or online. Places of possible interest for classes
are the 92nd Street Y, Fashion Institute of Technology (if they
happen to have a talk of interest for one night and the Bead Society
of Greater New York (mostly beading workshops, but occasionally
something about metal). There is another place I’ve heard of but I’m
not sure of the name, possibly called the Jewelry Studio.
Before you come check for museum exhibits at places like the
Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Neue Gallery also has some
interesting pieces occasionally.
Mary Partlan, White Branch Designs