Beth - have you checked out Wildacres, NC? Their web site is
This is a beautiful place up in the NC mountains, with lodging, all
meals, metalsmith and stone cutting spaces, meeting and class room
space, outdoor amphitheater, etc. Really lovely and special, and
incredibly affordable! They tend to rebook the same folks year after
year, so I have no idea of their availability, but it is worth
I don’t really know their facilities right now, but Meredith College
in Raleigh, NC might be an option. They have had (and may still have)
a great jeweler as head of the Art Department, so I expect they now
have metals studios (unfortunately they didn’t years ago when I
attended…ah well…such is life!). They certainly have housing
and a cafeteria; also plenty of motels and restaurants nearby.
NC State University in Raleigh has a wonderful crafts center;
They offer jewelry classes - I have no idea what their facilities
are. They do contract during the summer for various groups to use
dormitory space, have dining options, and classroom space. My
daughter used to go to several camps there put on by outside groups
using their facilities. The only question would be if they have the
metals space you need.
Hope this is of some help, and good luck.
Beth in SC (who grew up in NC, which is why I know that better )