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Jewelry Making Classes


James Carter Studio is located in historic Carr Mill mall in Carrboro, North Carolina. The studio is a fully equipped working space dedicated to teaching and practicing time honored metal smithing skills and technique. The school was opened in Pensacola Florida in 2006, and moved to its current location in Carrboro NC in 2011
photo of two silver and cloisonne candlesticks from jewelry making classes online at James Carter Studio
photo of jeweler James Carter
For over forty years, James Carter has taught and made jewelry. His jewelry making awards are numerous and James is featured in several periodicals and books. James holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree.

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Learn Jewelry Making wherever you may be located. We offer Beginner to Advanced Level video courses. Maybe you would like to concentrate on Metalsmithing or Cloisonné? We have you covered. 

We even offer courses for specific projects.

Open Studio

The James Carter Studio is open on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 10pm. Open Studio is for all current and previous students.

All tools and equipment are available for student use. Solder and flux is provided. We only ask that participants bring their own metals ( or make prior arrangements to purchase from the studio. It is best to allow two weeks delivery time from Rio Grande. If you need advice on what metals to purchase please email

Open Studio allows students to practice their jewelry creation and fabrication skills and  pursue independent projects.

Instruction is not provided during Open Studio sessions.

There is a maximum of four (4) students at any Open Studio session.

Open Studio for Jewelry Makers - James Carter Studio

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