The jewelry/ metals/ enameling program moved into newly refurbished studios in the spring of 1998. The studios are equipped for a wide range of technical processes.
Among our more sophisticated tools are a vertical mill, a screw-cutting lathe, a 20-ton hydraulic press, a power rolling mill, a copper electroforming bath and a aluminum anodizing set-up. We are exceptionally well equipped for all types of hammer work and have two forges. We offer vacuum casting, rubber mold making, soldering, and all other standard metalworking techniques.
Seniors in their final semester have their own bench space in a locked room as well as access to a larger studio. Graduate students have large individual studios as well as a common graduate work area.
The studios are completely equipped for enameling and have a satellite facility that houses an industrial enamel kiln for enameling large panels up to 4' x 6' in size. This is the largest kiln housed at an educational facility in the United States.
Kathleen Browne is head of the jewelry/metals program.