Crafts

Metal is flexible.

Whether they want to create sculptures and architectural work or vessels and earrings, more students minor in Metalsmithing & Jewelry than in any other CCS department. That’s because forging iron, molding copper or shaping silver gives them the chance to expand their creativity and develop new conceptual and problem-solving skills. It also just lets them get their hands dirty and make something beautiful and functional. And CCS is one of only two institutions in the United States with significant coursework in blacksmithing.

Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design students make ornamental objects, such as knives, vessels, jewelry and other small-scale work, as well as architectural elements, such as gates, grills or railings. Students can also create sculptural work in both areas.

Career Choices

Blacksmithing
Casting Specialist

Display Design
Gallery Ownership

Independent Art
Jewelry Design

Jewelry Repair
Lapidary Art
Metal Fabrication

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