Jewelry and Metals Studio

Jewelry and Metals student working in the studio
A BGSU student hammers red hot metal on an anvil in the Jewelry and Metals Studio.

The 2,000 square foot main jewelry studio includes:

  • 400 square foot advanced studio area
  • 1,000 square foot enameling area
  • 1,100 square foot graduate metal studio

Metal Studio includes:

  • The metal forming facilities including a large selection of hammers and stakes
  • Hydraulic die forming equipment 
  • Chasing and repoussé equipment 
  • Vacuum and centrifugal casting equipment 
  • Complete enameling facility equipped with 5 kiln
  • Bonny Doon Volume and Form presses
  • Metal lathe and mill with accessories for small scale work
  • Copper electroforming: 100 gallon capacity tank
  • 3D printers for digitally modeled works
  • Vinyl cutter

Other equipment:

  • Acetylene/air torches, oxygen/natural gas soldering torches 
  • Large annealing torch
  • Swiss torch with oxygen/propane
  • Exhaust system
  • Burn out and enameling areas 
  • Etching units and fuming hoods for acid working and hazardous chemicals
  • 48" metal shear 
  • Rotary, magnetic, and vibratory tumblers 
  • Assortment of drawplates and Calvalin draw bench
  • Stone setting tools 
  • 1" and 2" Belt sanders
  • Large and small scale drill presses
  • Flexible shafts
  • Steam cleaner
  • Utrasonic cleaner
  • Powdercoating equipment