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Researching Communal Jeweler Situations / Long Term Bench Rentals


#1

hello, I’m looking for communal jewelers’ situations where one might be able to rent a dedicated bench month to month, with unlimited access? I’ve already got a couple of metalsmithing degrees and a pretty extensive background both making and teaching jewelry, but have been out of the field for a while and am looking for school-like non-degree group situations (with or without classes), mainly for the company as I get bored working alone. places I’ve found so far with bench rentals by the month and (reasonably) unlimited access are

Baltimore Jewelry Center - Baltimore
https://baltimorejewelrycenter.org/rental
$ 235-290

Brooklyn Metalworks - Brooklyn


$ 385-615

Colorado Center for Metal Arts - Publeo
https://www.coloradocenterformetalarts.com/bench-rental
$ 220

Creative Side Jewelry Academy - Austin
http://creativeside.org/studio-rental
$ 285

Hot Spot - Grand Rapids
https://www.thehotspotgr.com/memberships/
$ 250

Meltdown Studio - Albuquerque & Santa Fe
https://www.meltdownstudio.com/bench-mate-1
$ 135-200

Quench Studios - Minneapolis
https://quenchjewelryarts.com/studio.php#bench
$ (unknown)

Scintillant Studio - San Francisco
http://www.scintillantstudio.com/studio-rentals
$ 215-305

has anyone here heard of others? thanks


#2

just to simplify, criteria is “long term dedicated bench rental for studio jewelers (not just day use or shared benches), with some tools and common space”


#3

Get in touch with my friend Dana Casara in Seattle. Quench I s also awesome as is Pueblo Co and others u mentioned. And… welcome back to the fold! Yuma 40 th this year!

Please excuse any typos-- curse my clumsy digits…


#4

hey man !!! sending you a facebook request now


#5

Contact “StudioJSD” in Grand Haven, Michigan ask for Sue or “Julie Sanford” <= (she is the owner) and send my regards!


#6

that looks really great - I’ll add it to the list. I’m wondering how many of these are out there, flying under the radar ???


#7

Hi, Zack,

The nonprofit Gem Cutter’s Guild of Baltimore has a workshop that is typically open 3-4 days a week. For the annual membership fee of $35 plus the annual shop fee of $75, you can attend any and all shop sessions. It’s Baltimore’s best-kept secret!!

We just had our annual show. It was great!

https://www.gemcuttersguild.com

  • Lorraine

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hello, I’m looking for communal jewelers’ situations where one might be able to rent a dedicated bench month to month, with unlimited access? I’ve already got a couple of metalsmithing degrees and a pretty extensive background both making and teaching jewelry, but have been out of the field for a while and am looking for school-like non-degree group situations (with or without classes), mainly for the company as I get bored working alone.


#8

leaving this here to research later…


#9

Lorraine - does it have bench rentals tho, or shared benches?


#10

OK - after browsing the Rio Grande school directory, the shared spaces where you can rent a bench of your own (not just a locker, not just communal benches) in a section of the studio not preempted by classes appear to be:

Baltimore Jewelry Center - Baltimore
https://baltimorejewelrycenter.org/rental
$ 235-290

Brooklyn Metalworks - Brooklyn


$ 385-615

Colorado Center for Metal Arts - Publeo
https://www.coloradocenterformetalarts.com/bench-rental
$ 220

Creative Side Jewelry Academy - Austin
http://creativeside.org/studio-rental
$ 285

Jewelry Creations Workshop - North Miami
https://www.jewelrycreationsworkshop.com/studio-membership/
$ 235-275

Meltdown Studio - Albuquerque & Santa Fe
https://www.meltdownstudio.com/bench-mate-1
$ 135-200

Quench Studios - Minneapolis
https://quenchjewelryarts.com/studio.php#bench
$ (unknown)

Scintillant Studio - San Francisco
http://www.scintillantstudio.com/studio-rentals
$ 215-305

Studio JSD - Grand Haven
https://www.studiojsd.com/resident-artists. html
$ (unknown)