Past Exhibitions

With Moves Like MacGyver examines the creative lengths to which makers will go in order to complete a piece that they did not originally have the tools necessary to do so.

The exhibition featured the work of 12 jewelers and metalsmiths. Each artist had two pieces in the exhibition: one jewelry object or small sculptural piece, displayed alongside a specialized tool that was created by the maker for the sole purpose of completing that object, with the premise that neither item would exist without the other. Participating artists are: Autumn Brown, Harlan Butt, Jim Dunn, Chris Hentz,  Nicole Jacquard, Kerry McGeein, Tom Muir, Mary Raivel, Justin Tejeda, Billie Theide, Demitra Thomloudis, and Kathryn Wardill.

Exhibition dates: February 17 - March 31, 2017
with an opening reception February 17, 6 - 9 pm.

About the jurors:


Tim Lazure is an Associate Professor in the Metals Design program at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. He received his BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology and his MFA at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Tim shows his jewelry, silversmithing and furniture in both national and international exhibitions. He has pieces in the permanent collections of the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC and in the Gallery of Art and Design in Raleigh, NC.


Randy Long is Professor in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Randy received her BA degree and MA degree from San Diego State University and an MFA degree from California State University at Long Beach. In addition to having exhibited her work nationally and internationally in over two hundred exhibitions, her work is also represented in many private and public collections, a few of which include: The Art Institute of Chicago; The Museum of Art and Design in New York; The Indiana University Art Museum; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; The Jewish Museum in New York; and the Yale University Art Gallery. She has presented lectures and given workshops on jewelry and hollowware at some of the leading crafts schools in the U.S., as well as abroad.


Both Tim and Randy have a reputation for putting exquisitely crafted objects out into the world, as well as a history of doing whatever it takes to get the job done.


About the organizers:


Sara Brown is currently an Adjunct Professor at Pitt Community College. In 2009, she earned her BFA in 3-dimensional design from Bowling Green State University and 2012, her MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design from Indiana University.


Marissa Saneholtz is currently an Instructor at Bowling Green State University. In 2008, she earned her BFA in 3-dimensional design from Bowling Green State University and 2011, her MFA in metals and jewelry design from East Carolina University.


August 26 – October 9, 2016, with an opening reception at the Baltimore Jewelry Center on September 2 from 6 - 9pm. Opening reception at Baltimore Clayworks September 9.

AdornForm | FormAdorn celebrates the synergy that results when media collides. Baltimore Clayworks and the Baltimore Jewelry Center have partnered to showcase the work of ceramicists, metalsmiths, and jewelers who create wearables or vessels utilizing an intersection of clay and metal. The work is a cross-pollination of techniques and methods and it highlights where the respective contemporary clay and jewelry fields converge. The exhibition honors traditional ceramic and metals techniques with a non-traditional twist, broadening the dialogue across both fields. Work was viewed concurrently at Baltimore Clayworks and the Baltimore Jewelry Center.


AdornForm (located at the Baltimore Jewelry Center) features work by:

Kate Bajic

Trinidad Contreras

Rachel Andrea Davis

Lillian Fitzpatrick

Brice Garrett

Billie Jean Theide

Luzia Vogt


Form Adorn (located at Baltimore Clayworks) features work by:

Irene G. Barrera

Yasha Butler

Rachel Andrea Davis

Rian De Jong

Jeff Devers

Ean Escoto

Shana Kroiz

Lynn Latta

Katja Toporski

Kat Quan Zhang


About the jurors:

Mary K. Cloonan is the Exhibitions Director at Baltimore Clayworks. She was born and raised in Western New York State, receiving a BS in education from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. She then went East to earn her MFA in ceramics from Syracuse University. She has since headed South to become a resident artist and teacher at Baltimore Clayworks in Maryland and is also the ceramics professor at Towson University. National and international art journals have published articles she has written, as well as those written about her own work. In addition to giving workshops to various art centers around the country, she has participated in an artist residency in Taiwan at Tainan University for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited around the country and is in many private collections. Most artists have a touchstone of artistic epiphany, she blames that salty Play-Doh.


April Wood is the Exhibitions Director at the Baltimore Jewelry Center. She is a metalsmith, sculptor, and jeweler. She received her BFA in Studio Art, concentrating in Metals/Jewelry from Texas State University – San Marcos and her MFA from Towson University. She is a co-founder of the Baltimore Jewelry Center, a metals + jewelry makerspace in Baltimore city, where she currently teaches. She has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Penland School of Crafts, Idyllwild Arts Academy, and Towson University. Her work has been featured in Metalsmith, Surface Design Journal, and Sculpture. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally, including a solo exhibition at the Austin Museum of Art in 2012 and SIERAAD International Art Jewelry Fair in Amsterdam in 2013.






June 10 – July 29, 2016, with an opening reception June 10 from 6 - 9pm.


From cave paintings and illuminated manuscripts to Art Nouveau objects and still lifes, flora and fauna have been a continuous theme in our visual culture. It is only logical that plants and animals play such a large role in the decorative arts. Humans have a strong connection to other living organisms, we rely on one another for emotional and physical nourishment. Sometimes that relationship is comforting, other times threatening. This connection may be what leads us to adorn our surroundings and ourselves with flora and fauna.

Flora…and Some Fauna was an exhibition that looked at current representations of plants and animals in contemporary jewelry.

Featuring work by:

Nicolette Absil
Alison Bailey
Lisa Bjorke
Isabelle Busnel
Annie Chau
Liz Clark
Emily Cobb
Kelly Conroy
Anne Fiala
Daisy Greenwell
Sarah Hood
Sherry Insley
Chris Irick
Anna Johnson
Giselle Kolb
Robyn Kranitzky and Kim Overstreet
Maia Leppo
Agnes Ma
Brooke Marks-Swanson
Tom Muir
Miel Paredes
Audrey Peck
Shane Prada
Lyndsay Rice
Cindy Sherwood
Leslie Shershow
Cassie Sun
Stephanie Voegele
Emily Watson
Stacey Lee Webber
April Wood

About the curator:

Maggie Smith is an independent curator living in Richmond, VA. A respect for detail and thoughtfulness has made jewelry a favorite area of Craft for her to investigate. She has a BFA Studio Art with a concentration in ceramics from Brenau University in Gainsville, GA. Ongoing projects include Tech in Craft and co-curation of #ThisIsABrooch.



March 4 - April 15, 2016, with an opening reception Friday March 4, 6 - 9pm

True Blue was a juried exhibition organized by the Baltimore Jewelry Center. The color blue calls to mind a feeling of vast openness: the color of the sky and the ocean depths. It is associated with longing, invoking feelings of nostalgia. It speaks to concepts of personal and emotional freedom, as well as sadness and melancholy. It may have a calming effect or convey a sense of loyalty and trust. Whatever the mood created by blue, it washes over us in waves, buoying us along in its cool tones.

Featured artists:

Jessica Armstrong
Victor Beckmann
Michael Dale Bernard
Raissa Bump
Wu Ching-Chih
Anne Fiala
Kathleen Garrison
Corin Herzog
Maria Louise High
Maia Leppo
Keith Lewis
Brooke Marks-Swanson
Wendy McAllister
Sam Mitchell
Louise Perrone
Lyndsay Rice
Aisegul Telli
Terhi Tolvanen
Vivienne Varay
Lawrence Woodford





Exhibition dates: February 8 - 29, 2016 with an opening reception Friday February 12, 6 - 9pm. Metal Shop showcased the contemporary jewelers represented in our new gallery retail shop.

Featuring the work of:
Erica Bello
Ashley Buchanan
Raissa Bump
Liz Clark
Sarah Holden
Shana Kroiz
Lindsay Locatelli
Tara Locklear
Jera Rose Petal Lodge
Lauren Markley
Sam Mitchell
Emilie Mulcahey
Jenn Parnell
Eric Silva
Rachel Timmins

Myung Urso 
Sarah West
April Wood
Laura Wood




co:operation | Garnish is a collaborative exhibition, curated by Brigitte Martin and Rachel Timmins. A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current. This exhibition featured the creative outcomes of 33 artist pairings from around the world. 

December 11, 2015 - January 8, 2016, with opening reception Friday December 11, 7 - 10pm and closing reception Friday January 8, 7 - 10pm. Rachel Timmins gave a gallery talk Thursday January 7 from 6 - 8pm.

Artists featured:

Nikki Couppee & Satomi Kawai

Chiara Martina Jarno Trentin  & Michele Tajariol

Aric Verrastro  & Randy Long

Alix Tran & Marion Delarue

Younha Jung & Miwa Neishi

Catherine Chandler & Sonya Scott

Louise Perrone & Jera Rose Petal Lodge

Kelly Nye & Christine Cooper Hill

Corey Ackelmire & Olga Starostina

Lauren Kalman & Kipp Bradford

Pernille Mouritzen & Mette Saabye

Linda Savineau & Steve Shelby

Missy Graff & Heidi Lowe

Leah Hardy & Kelly Jonasson

Marissa Saneholtz & Michael Dale Bernard

Brooke Marks-Swanson & Billie Jean Theide

Thomas Mann & Wayne Werner

Danielle James & Phil Ambrose

Brian Ferrell & Jillian Moore

John & Corliss Rose & Chet Brisco

Peter Hoogeboom & Maja Houtman

Jess Tolbert & Lindsey Snell

Tom Muir & Caitlin Skelcey

Nicole Jacquard & Annie Fensterstock

Bruce Metcalf & Evin Dubois

Jaime Sawka & Emily Gill

David Lee & Christiana Byrne

Sofia Bjorkman & Casey Sheppard

Rachel Timmins & Brigitte Martin





Our inaugural exhibition in the Baltimore Jewelry Center gallery was Passing From One Hand: Betty Cooke, Joyce J. Scott, Shana Kroiz and a Tradition on Metalsmithing and Jewelry in Baltimore The exhibition celebrated the legacy of these three Baltimore jewelers and the continuation of Baltimore's metalsmithing and jewelry tradition. The exhibition also featured work by current Baltimore Jewelry Center instructors and students, as well as showcasing historical contributions by G. Krug Ironworks and Kirk-Stieff Silver. September 25 - November 6, 2015.