About Pocosin Arts

jewelry & metals classes

In our Jewelry & Metals classes participants learn to work with metal from the ground up. Basic techniques and how to use a variety of hand tools, including a jeweler’s saw, files, hammers, punches, and torches will be taught. These tools and techniques can be used to create jewelry such as pendants, earrings, and rings, or other small-scale metal objects such as a cup. Learn to develop exciting forms in combination with texture and color to create unique and beautiful jewelry.

Structured for the beginner student with flexibility for more experienced metalsmiths. Weekly classes and additional practice time gives students the opportunity to learn new skills while improving existing skills and techniques. Open to students 18 years and up.

Have fun and learn how to create your own jewelry and metalwork in the Pocosin Arts metals studio!

Rings

Learn to make simple bands with texture, to complex cocktail rings. Basic stone setting and soldering techniques available.

Earrings

Create earwires for earrings that dangle and posts for studs. Add dimension to your design with small-scale forming.

Pendants & Pins

Learn techniques such as riveting, texturing, sanding, and polishing to make pendants, tie pins, and brooches.

UPcoming Night Classes

Pick a class that best fits your schedule! All classes run for 6-weeks.
We offer Tuesday evening sessions 6:30pm – 9:00pm.

April 17 - May 22

Beginner Jewelry

$75/session

Instructor: Caitlin McDonald

Meets on Tuesdays, 6:30p - 9:00p

Metals Studio 201 Main Street, Columbia, NC 27925

Open Studio Hours Available


Materials Kits Included

All registered participants receive a selection of copper and brass, and soldering kits included per class session. Basic tool kits, and finishing materials are provided for the class.

June 5 - July 10

BAsics in Metals & Jewelry

$75/session

Instructor: Caitlin McDonald

Metals Studio 201 Main Street, Columbia, NC 27925

Open Studio Hours Available


Materials Kits Included

All registered participants receive a selection of copper and brass, and soldering kits included per class session. Basic tool kits, and finishing materials are provided for the class.

July 17 - August 21

Beginner Jewelry

$75/session

Instructor: Caitlin McDonald

Meets on Tuesdays, 6:30p - 9:00p No class on March 14

Metals Studio 201 Main Street, Columbia, NC 27925

Open Studio Hours Available

Materials Kits Included

All registered participants receive a selection of copper and brass, and soldering kits included per class session. Basic tool kits, and finishing materials are provided for the class.

UPcoming Daytime Classes

Pick a class that best fits your schedule! All classes run for 6-weeks.
Thursday daytime sessions for metals runs 10:00am – 12:30pm.

April 12 - May 17

Jewelry for Beginners

$75/session

Instructor: Caitlin McDonald

Meets on Thursdays, 10:00a - 12:30a

Metals Studio 201 Main Street, Columbia, NC 27925

Open Studio Hours Available


Materials Kits Included

All registered participants receive a selection of copper and brass, and soldering kits included per class session. Basic tool kits, and finishing materials are provided for the class.

June 7 - July 12

BAsics in Metals & Jewelry

$75/session

Instructor: Caitlin McDonald

Metals Studio 201 Main Street, Columbia, NC 27925

Open Studio Hours Available


Materials Kits Included

All registered participants receive a selection of copper and brass, and soldering kits included per class session. Basic tool kits, and finishing materials are provided for the class.