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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Programming at the Baltimore Jewelry Center is made possible by the generous support of donors and the following foundations: the Windgate Charitable Foundation, the Maryland State Arts Council, the John and Robyn Horn Foundation, the Allegis Group Foundation, and the Stablein Family Foundation

Our Board of Directors

David Dao, President
Becky Swanston, Secretary
Mary Raivel, Treasurer
Members
Tom Hood, Kirsten Rook, Grant Yuan, Jesssica McGrath, Michael Shaffer

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

Elliot Keeley
Elliot Keeley
Studio Manager
Elliot Keeley
Studio Manager

www.elliotkeeley.com

Erica Bello
Erica Bello
Instructor
Erica Bello
Instructor

ericabellojewelry.com

Shana Kroiz
Shana Kroiz
Instructor
Shana Kroiz
Instructor

shanakroiz.com

Molly Shulman
Molly Shulman
Instructor
Molly Shulman
Instructor

www.mollyrosejewelry.com

Jenn Parnell
Jenn Parnell
Instructor
Jenn Parnell
Instructor

jennparnell.wix.com    

Kristal Romano
Kristal Romano
Instructor
Kristal Romano
Instructor

www.kristalromano.com  

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

Katja Toporski
Katja Toporski
Instructor
Katja Toporski
Instructor

katjatoporski.com