Directed Open Metals Studio


10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

This unstructured class allows metalsmiths to access the JMKAC jewelry studio, tools, and an instructor! Ideal for those who want to finish up previously started independent projects but need some assistance. This class requires students to bring a project with them and have some experience.

Age 14+

$76 ($60 member)

About the Instructor:
Susan Richter-O’Connell has been honing her metalsmithing skills as a studio artist for over twenty years and has been a recipient of many awards. She sells her work at stores, galleries, and art fairs throughout the Midwest. She developed the present metals program at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center where she has been teaching jewelry making for eighteen years. Richter-O’Connell received her BFA in dance and began creating in metal after a previous career as a modern dancer. She is attracted to the physicality of both of these art forms. Her jewelry is predominantly inspired by the beach stones, shells, twigs, moss and sea glass she finds on the shores of Lakes Michigan and Superior.



May 5 Sunday $76 General Admission $60 Member