About Us

Welcome! The Baltimore Jewelry Center is a non-profit metals + jewelry makerspace in Baltimore city.

We offer classes, workshops, and studio rental access to anyone with an interest in contemporary jewelry-making.

OUR MISSION

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

OUR VISION

We envision Baltimore reconnected to its rich history of metalsmithing and jewelry, valuing contemporary art jewelry and metalsmithing as visual art forms and craft. New generations of metalsmiths and art jewelers will preserve and evolve the field through practice and education.

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Meet the Staff and Instructors

Shane Prada
Shane Prada
Director
Shane Prada
Director

April Wood
April Wood
Exhibitions Director, Studio Manager, Instructor
April Wood
Exhibitions Director, Studio Manager, Instructor

aprilwoodmetalsmith.com

Erica Bello
Erica Bello
Studio Manager, Instructor
Erica Bello
Studio Manager, Instructor

ericabellojewelry.com

Beth Pohlman
Beth Pohlman
Instructor
Beth Pohlman
Instructor

bethpohlman.bigcartel.com

Shana Kroiz
Shana Kroiz
Instructor, Board Member
Shana Kroiz
Instructor, Board Member

shanakroiz.com

Jenn Parnell
Jenn Parnell
Instructor
Jenn Parnell
Instructor

jennparnell.wix.com

Kirsten Rook
Kirsten Rook
Instructor, Board Member
Kirsten Rook
Instructor, Board Member

Katja Toporski
Katja Toporski
Instructor
Katja Toporski
Instructor

katjatoporski.com