I’ve taken three beginning metalsmithing/jewelry classes and I’m
So addicted in fact, that I’m planning to relocate to continue my
studies… My problem is that I have a full time job, so most of my
free time is in the evenings and on the weekends. This is a blessing
and a curse. It limits my free time, but supports my metalsmithing
activities and puts me in the enviable position of being able to
pursue my studies for the pure love of the art form. I’m also
fortunate to be a telecommuter and so my job is mobile.
With that background, I would very much appreciate any advice on
venues that will allow me to continue my studies. I’m currently
located on the West Coast so it probably makes sense to look into
options in one of the western states first. However, for the right
school, I’m not adverse to putting my belongings into storage,
packing my tools and heading back east. My current lease is up in
four months, so I have a few months to think about the next move.
One last limitation, I would like to avoid New York City proper.
Though I love it, I would prefer to put my money toward metal and
tools. It’s still the most expensive city in the country and I’d
like to keep my rent fairly modest so I can continue to build up my
Thank you in advance!