WITH LAURA JAMISON
Local artists who would like access to our equipped metals studio classroom and teach, we can accommodate up to six students.
Make Your Own 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 or Assemble@Work for $200/month.
Open Studio Sundays @ Assemble
Assemble offers open studio time for students who have some experience via taking a class through us in the media studio they wish to use and can generally work independently.
Keep in mind that Assemble is a shared artisan working space that can be all to yourself or full of quirky social creatives. The daily schedule for open studio time varies but can change based on scheduled workshops or holidays, check the event calendar before coming in.
-Every Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm
-Experience: Some previous class experience required.
-Fee: $20.00 per open studio session (materials not included)
-Included in Maker Key Holders & Assemble@Work Coworkers
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. 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. 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.
Laura studied at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Littleton Studio School, and a short time as a bench jeweler apprentice. As a teaching metalsmith, she creates pieces that feel solid, classic, and timeless — inspired by the organic nature of mixing textures, the classic simplicity of the silhouettes, and the authenticity of New England.
“My tiny creations come from things found, gathered, and up-cycled materials. All pieces are one of a kind, Modern shapes, simple designs, and a glimmer of shimmer through reuse of materials and responsible jewelry practices through education, connection, and action.” Laura's findings are all handmade, ear posts are surgical steel, ear hooks hardened Argentium silver that is hypoallergenic, and certified recycled. Wholesale orders are welcome, email at lauralocalworks at gmail for information.
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 Vizsla