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General Studio Support

The D.X. Ross Jewelry & Metals Studio is a rustic building located in Studio Row, offering a well-equipped space for jewelry making and cold glass classes. Built with locally-grown pine in the 1970s, it has undergone recent modernization and expansion, providing a rich assortment of tools and equipment for artisans. From saw frames and mandrels to hammers and anvils, the studio fosters creativity and craftsmanship, allowing artists to bring their visions to life. Additionally, the studio offers classes in stained glass, kaleidoscope making, and metalworking, creating a diverse and inspiring environment for artistic exploration.

To ensure the continued growth and success of the D.X. Ross Jewelry & Metals Studio, we rely on the support of donors like you. By contributing, you can help us expand our offerings, provide scholarships to aspiring artisans, and invest in state-of-the-art equipment. Together, we can nurture a thriving community of artists, preserve traditional techniques, and foster a lasting legacy of beauty and innovation. Join us in supporting this transformative space, where creativity flourishes and the art of jewelry making and glasswork thrives.

Week or Weekend Scholarships

Our scholarship program helps those who would otherwise be unable to attend have joyous and enlivening learning experiences. Examples of recipients might be young people without deeper financial resources, people burdened by the weight of medical debt, or those challenged by a significant life event who need respite. Imagine helping a passionate, burgeoning creative who’s poised to become a professional artist.

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D.X. Ross Jewelry & Metals Studio

This rustic building, built of locally-grown pine in the early 1970s and located in Studio Row, is well-equipped for jewelry making. It has been modernized and expanded in recent years, and contains saw frames, mandrels of all sorts, hammers, anvils, burnishers, rockers, pushers, scapers, vice grips, crucible, drill bits, engraver, dapping blocks, clamps, punches, awls, flat rolling mill, hydraulic press, drill press, bench grinder, belt sander and more. Cold glass classes such as stained glass and kaleidoscope making are also held here, as are our metalworking classes. In 2012, the studio was named in memory of D.X. Ross, a wonderful jewelry and enameling instructor, and the addition to the studio was named in honor of Alice Ahlers, who has taken over 200 classes at the Folk School.

Barbara Joiner headshot

Resident Artist in Jewelry, Metalwork, Stained Glass, and Kaleidoscopes

Barbara Joiner

Barbara has taught clay and jewelry classes for over 25 years. She studied clay at the University of Illinois, silversmithing at Indiana University, and she has an MFA degree from Southern Illinois University. Barbara’s work is in many collections, including the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and has won numerous awards throughout the U.S. She is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Locate & Contact

Please contact Development for more information.

John C. Campbell Folk School

Development Office

Barbie White, Development Manager

1.800.FOLK.SCH (365-5724) x39

Mailing Address
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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