The Smithery founded in 2014 is an independent, women-owned jewelry studio in Columbus, Ohio
One of their goals as metalsmiths is to honor the tradition of the craft while keeping sustainability at the forefront.
Creating one of a kind and limited edition jewelry, all handcrafted in their studio, they offer bespoke jewelry design including custom engagement and commitment rings from recycled precious metals.
Columbus College of Art & Design alumni, Anne Holman and Jen Townsend joined forces to create The Smithery, after many years of working independently on their own lines of jewelry. Together they founded a brick and mortar shop that was open from 2014-2021.
Anne and Jen are now working in a private studio focused on a collaborative line of jewelry that explores their shared love of the outdoors, and protecting its natural resources.
In addition, The Smithery offers a unique Make Your Own Wedding Band Workshop experience for couples looking for a memorable way to celebrate their love for one another. Read more about this workshop here.
PRESS & RECOGNITION
The Smithery has been nominated on the Best of Columbus Weddings list in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
The Smithery was recognized by the Women's Jewelry Association and was the 2019 recipient of the WJA-Carelle Grant and attended the WJA's Annual Visionaries Gala in New York City.
In 2018, the Greater Columbus Arts Council made it possible for both to continue their education at The New Approach School for Jewelers in Franklin, Tennessee under the instruction of Kate Wolf and Blaine Lewis.
IN STORE Magazine recognized The Smithery as 'mavericks of retail jewelry stores'.