We educate and inspire new and established artists, as well as promote metalsmithing and art jewelry to the general public through exhibitions, community and educational outreach.


The Baltimore Jewelry Center is an educational nonprofit building a vibrant creative community for the study and practice of metalsmithing and art jewelry.


We envision Baltimore reconnected to its rich history of metalsmithing and jewelry. New generations of art jewelers will preserve and evolve the field through practice and education.

Fall Classes are underway! There’s still time to register for many of our 4 and 8 week courses!
2019 Fall COURSES
Art History and Jewelry: Fashion /  Waxworking + Casting / Perfecting
Kinetics / Chasing + Repousse / Torch Fired Enamels
Alternative Stone Setting / Enameling / Clasps and Closures / Bezel Setting/ Modern Chainmaking

We also have our Metals + Jewelry Mini! This 2-day course is perfect for someone looking for a quick introduction to jewelry and metalsmithing.

Sign up today!

Happenings – Events – Exhibitions

Our 2019 Symposium, Common Threads, will explore contemporary and historical fashion and jewelry and trace historical movements through the lines, patterns, and materials of our garments and accessories. Join us on Saturday, September 21 for a day of FREE workshops, demonstrations, and lectures. RSVP Today!!

Baltimore Jewelry Center presents Metal Shop 2019. In this exhibition, 27 artists represented in our retail shop, Metal Shop, will present a small body of work to be showcased on our gallery walls.

Exhibition dates: September 6 – October 4, 2019

Our Summer Fundraiser is coming to an end, but we still need your help! Donate $250 or more by September 20th and receive a gift from us! This limited edition brooch, designed by former studio manager Erica Bello, is based on the Maryland state flower, the Black-eyed Susan. This brooch acts as a symbol of pride as we continue to grow the art community in the greater Baltimore area.

The Baltimore Jewelry Center is an independent educational nonprofit organization growing a vibrant creative community for the study and practice of metalworking for new and established artists in Baltimore. Your tax deductible donation will directly support a student who wants to rent studio time, take a class, or sign up for a workshop.