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Jewelry & Metalsmithing

BFA Program

MassArt’s Jewelry and Metalsmithing program combines direct practice with conceptual problem solving, in both traditional and contemporary metal work.

As a Jewelry and Metalsmithing BFA student at MassArt, you’ll explore your own creative practice. Whether you choose to focus on producing jewelry and body adornment, functional objects, or sculptural works, you’ll have access to the resources, facilities, and community support that will help you succeed. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of the history and traditions of metalworking and jewelry that inform today’s makers.

Casting Intensive for Jewelers

With the eyes and hands of a jeweler, this course investigates various casting techniques with non-ferrous metals, including bronze and sterling silver and possibly gold. This course combines tried and true ancient casting methods with state of the art and experimental approaches. 


Throughout the semester students create samples, finished pieces, multiples and one of a kind wearables or components for utility. Students are introduced to historical and contemporary examples of cast jewelry, and are encouraged and supported in building their own creative voice through personal research and observation.

Alumni Success

Many Jewelry & Metalsmithing graduates have launched careers as gallery owners, college professors, jewelry designers, jewelers, studio managers, and directors of artist spaces. Among them are:

Steven Kaplan-Pistiner

Visiting Lecturer, Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Staff

Tzu-Ju Chen

Visiting Lecturer, Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Faculty

Joyce Kutty

Visiting Lecturer, Fine Arts 3D
  • Faculty
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