Workshops in around Cincinnati OH?

hello to all orchidians…

I was looking for some workshops or seminars in the Cincinnati Ohio
or northern KY. area concerning any variety of jewelry
topics…setting…fabrication…gems…mokume. IM pretty open to
anything craft or industry related.

Try Arrowmont School in Gatlinburg, Tennessee and
Indianapolis Art Center in Indianapolis, Indiana


Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay

Hi Guy I am in The Pittsburgh area and only have found workshops in
Philadelphia which as you know may as well be California for it is
far from here. If you find any let me know!

Silver & Cameo Heritage Jewelry


The closest workshop or seminar in our area would be CLASP! :slight_smile: You
must drive to Tennessee. There is the William Holland School in
Atlanta, GA. There is Wildacres in the scenic mountains of North
Carolina. There is the Midwest Faceters Guild workshop in Flint, MI
in August.

Why is Cincinnati void of such things? I do not know. Cas-Ker
Company (local jewelry and watch tool supply house) might have
postings on local events. I never thought to ask.

If I knew of a local club or guild, I would have joined it already.
I’m active in the Blue Grass Gem and Mineral Club 60 miles south of
me, mostly because I joined when I lived in Lexington almost 16 years
ago. I was in the Cincinnati club for one year, but could never make
the meetings.

If you find something, please email me! If you need something, maybe
I can be of help.

Good luck!!

Jeff Simkins
Microelectronics Engineer
Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
University of Cincinnati

up in oxford at miami university they do some classes. i know they
have summer metal workshops.

kim holland
st john vi

Hi Guy,

If you’re interested in enameling at all, you might try the
workshops at Thompson enamel in Bellevue. They’re dirt cheap, and you
can learn a lot. Their website is

Also, if you’re up for a bit of a drive, Riverbend Art Center in
Dayton offers many wonderful classes and workshops for metal
construction, lost wax casting, lapidary, and faceting. They’re very
inexpensive and a lot of fun; I’m a “lifer” in the lost wax class, as
it’s a whole lot cheaper to do my casting there than to buy my own

Usual caveats; no connection other than being a happy student.


Jessee Smith
Cincinnati, OH

The Appalachian Center for Craft has one week workshops in the summer
months. Jewelry and blacksmithing courses are taught. I am working on
my BFA in metals and jewelry right now and I LOVE the school.


Try Thompson’s Enamel in KY just across the bridge and Ohio River.

Eric Schmidt