WITH LAURA JAMISON
Local artists who would like access to our equipped metals studio classroom and teach, we can accommodate up to six students. See under MORE for Guest Artist Information
Assemble Metals Studio
The Assemble Metals Studio is outfitted with two Formans, a Durston rolling mill, polishing lathe, Taurus Ring Saw 2, 24 punch dabbing set, disc cutters with center, a space for up to six bench pin students, cast iron mold, Durston stretch, reducer, bender, drill press, ring and bracelet mandrels, shear, crucible, pliers, saws, acetylene torch, oxygen/acetylene little smith torch, forming stumps, tube cutter, vice, anvils, a pickle pot, numerous tools, and a full complement of extra wires, findings, and beads. For specific details regarding the metal studio feel free to direct questions to Laura at:
There are lots of ways to enjoy the metal studio!
Start by completing any metal class to familiarize yourself with the basics of working with metals and the guidelines of the studio. Classes start at just $40!
Join in for an open studio session. ($10/session) Your materials may be purchased separately. Laura can order from Rio Grande if you need something unique.
Custom classes available by your request for any two people starting at $40 per person, email me at for more information.
Become a Keyholder. $60/month will give you full access, including open studio sessions, to all Assemble studios after having been cleared for use.
Assemble General Open Studio Schedule*
*Previous class experience required.
Join Laura in the Assemble Metals Studio to work on your projects. Though this is not a class, Laura will be present to answer your questions and assist in overcoming technical challenges. To participate in an open studio, you must have first completed a class and reviewed the policies. If you are a keyholder, Open Studio sessions are included in your membership. All levels welcome.
Laura has a B.S. in Behavioral Sciences and then dropped out as post-grad in Community Economic Development when she built a Makerspace and Farmers’ Market for a non-profit. Laura most recently wrote grants and did communications for a large poverty alleviation non-profit. She now spends her time at her happy place, Assemble.
In her youth, Laura created an artist's portfolio and then sidetracked. Re-inspired by amazing artisans later in life, and bitten by the metalsmithing bug, Laura returned to explore hands-on creativity. Opening the metals studio at Assemble in 2017, she shares her enthusiasm for the making and metalsmithing process.
Residing in beautiful Northern White Mountains of New Hampshire, Laura lives with a retired career firefighter Captain, a reckless snowboarding lineman apprentice son, and two gorgeous Vizslas.