All In-Studio classes are taught on-site at the James Carter Studio and School of Jewelry Arts. The studio is located in historic Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro, NC.

Enrollment in the in person, hands on, classes is limited to four students per session. (Enameling and cloisonné classes may allow up to six students.) In every class each student has an individually assigned jeweler’s bench for the duration of the class. Each bench is well lit and equipped with a Smith Little torch for soldering and annealing. Each bench includes a Fordham flex shaft for precision polishing and grinding. While students may bring their own hand tools, all necessary hand tools are provided at each bench. Shared equipment includes anvils, vises, kiln, specialty hammers, rolling mill, draw plates and sanding and polishing wheels. Unless otherwise noted at registration, all metals, enamels and fabrication supplies are provided to class participants by the studio.

If you need magnifying lenses or loupes some are available at the studio but it is recommended that each student provide their own. Safety glasses are the individual responsibility of each student. The studio does not provide safety glasses and is not liable for students who fail to provide their own eye protection. Long hair must be tied back at all times while in the studio.

Class dates and times are listed on the Registration: All In-Studio Classes page. If you have any questions about class content or registration please call 919-240-5253 or email

The studio accepts PayPal, Visa and MasterCard. If you prefer to pay with a personal check please be aware that your registration is not complete or guaranteed until your check clears.

If it becomes necessary for you to cancel a class reservation tuition can be fully refunded until seven days before the beginning of the class. If you cancel within seven days before the beginning of a class you will be given the option of rescheduling a class without additional cost. If the studio cancels a class you will be given the option of a full refund or of rescheduling the class. In the event of a class cancellation the studio will not be responsible for non-refundable travel expenses.


COVID POLICY: All instructors are fully vaccinated for COVID as per CDC guidelines and recommendations. All students must be fully vaccinated within the last twelve months or as per CDC guidelines and recommendations. There will be no exceptions to this policy. Masks are available at the studio and are worn at each participants discretion.

We look forward to seeing you in the studio.
– James Carter