I’ve decided that I would like some traditional professional jewelry
education - my schooling was strictly the artistic side of the
trade, and I am seriously lacking in a lot of the technical skills. I
live in Indiana, so there aren’t a lot of options for me if I don’t
want to go too far. What I really want is to learn stone setting &
goldsmithing, as well as the basic repair things. I’ve found two
places that seem promising: Connor Jeweler’s School in New Albany,
Indiana, and Drouhard National Jeweler’s School in Mansfield, Ohio.
Both seem to have good programs; Drouhard’s seems to be cheaper,
although I’m not sure if the class length is the same in both (I’ve
e-mailed Connor’s to clarify this).
My question for you all is whether you know anything about either of
these schools, and do you recommend one over the other? Or is there
another place that you would recommend instead? I want to stay within
my bordering states, so preferably within Indiana, Michigan, Ohio,
Kentucky, or Illinois. I might be willing to go further if I become
convinced that it would be worth it.
Thanks to anyone who helps me out with this!!!