We wanted to give you an update on some upcoming changes to The Smithery. After nearly seven years, our brick and mortar retail will be closing this summer. Although this may sound like an ending, it marks the beginning of a new chapter that we are excited to share!
The Smithery will continue on in a more focused way. Please read through to the end for more details!
Over these past few months, with our lease renewal approaching for the store, we have weighed many options for how to continue The Smithery into the still uncertain future. Ultimately, we knew in our hearts after all the changes this past year, that we would likely need to let our storefront go to operate in a more focused and sustainable way moving forward.
We feel so lucky to have had the support of our community, allowing us to provide a venue for our fellow artists for nearly seven years. We’ve enjoyed bringing a variety of perspectives in contemporary jewelry and craft together through our store and exhibitions.
It has been our utmost privilege to represent so many incredibly talented artists and are so grateful for their trust in us to exhibit their work. You have all helped us bring beauty into so many lives!
If you have had your eye on a specific piece that was made by one of these artists, now is the time to purchase it as this work will only be available in-store and online until mid-June.
While the storefront will be closing mid-June, The Smithery (Jen & Anne) will still be in Columbus, transitioning to a new studio space later this year to get back to our roots as metalsmiths and artists. Moving forward, The Smithery will exclusively focus on the collaborative jewelry that we make together, including a line of bespoke wedding jewelry that has existed in our sketchbooks for years.
We’ll continue to offer our unique one-on-one Wedding Band Workshop. We cannot wait to welcome couples into our new beautiful sunny space, beginning this fall, for this beloved private experience.
Once we get resettled in our new studio, we’ll offer appointment shopping to provide an opportunity for you to see our latest jewelry collections in person, to try things on, and to find your new favorite piece. And when it is safe to do so, we also intend to see you around at in-person events and can’t wait to give everyone hugs! In the meantime, we will continue to have our work available for purchase via our website.
We are eternally grateful to the customers who have become our friends and supported our vision. Without you, none of this would be possible. We’ve loved welcoming you into our store over the years, and we are excited to welcome you into our next chapter. We hope to see you over the next couple of months to reminisce and share more about our future endeavors!
If you aren’t yet in our VIP Club, we recommend signing up to be sure you don’t miss out on all the good to come, including sales, and updates on the new studio!
Change is bittersweet but necessary to grow. Life is always evolving;
while some things draw to a close, other paths are opening.
We hope to see you on our journey!
Anne & Jen