The Smithery 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.
After many years of working independently on their own successful lines of jewelry and teaching everything from community workshops to undergraduate jewelry classes, independent jewelry artists and CCAD alumni, Anne Holman and Jen Townsend joined forces to pursue their vision and founded The Smithery in October 2014.
The Smithery welcomed many creative people into their brick and mortar shop and studio for jewelry making classes throughout the years. Due to all the curveballs of 2020-2021 along with a shift to online retail, they will no longer offer these classes moving forward. They are extremely grateful to have had the opportunity to share their knowledge and passion with so many wonderful students, and hope to have introduced some to a lifelong creative endeavor!
Jen and Anne are now back in the studio, digging into their creative reserves to further develop their collaborative line, The Smithery Jewelry, with renewed inspiration.
The Smithery continues to offer the ever popular Make Your Own Wedding Band Workshop experience for couples looking for a unique way to celebrate their love for one another. Individual couples are invited into the studio where they are provided with a private day of instruction, materials, and tools to handcraft their own bands in gold. 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'.