James Carter Studio & School of Jewelry Arts is located in Carborro, North Carolina near the thriving arts, business, and higher education community of Chapel Hill.
The studio originally opened its doors in Pensacola, Florida in December of 2007. After a successful 2 ½ years of teaching students from all over the country, the economy of Northwest Florida took a dive with the event of the BP oil spill. Pensacola as a destination was temporarily lost and it was in this time frame that we made the decision to move our school to a more economically sound area.
We chose Carrboro because it has great appeal as an artist town, with overflowing energy and diversity. We were lucky enough to find a perfect location in the historic Carr Mill Mall in the middle of town. Carr Mill Mall is a renovated mid-19th century cotton mill with soaring windows and lots of character. It is now home to many retail shops and businesses. With its rich history and architecture, Carr Mill Mall was the perfect location for us to settle. We are very excited to now call Carrboro home!
Our school is dedicated to teaching time-honored metalsmithing, jewelry techniques, and cloisonné enameling. Our classes emphasize a high level of craftsmanship and individual student development.