Generator’s jewelry workshop is home to beginning metalsmiths as well as professional jewelry artists.
1. Get certified
Generator members need to go through one of Generator’s safety trainings and/or classes before gaining access to our facility.
We suggest getting trained before becoming a member so that once you join, you can get right to work (instead of joining and then waiting for your desired tool trainings to come up on our calendar).
Those with previous experience may be eligible for an Experienced User Assessment.
2. Become a Generator member
Once you’re certified in your equipment of choice, you can become a Generator member and access the space and equipment during our open hours (except for certain holidays and during Generator’s class times, marked on a shared calendar).
CONNECT WITH OUR COMMUNITY
VOLUNTEER SHOP LEADS
Generator’s Volunteer Shop Leads help maintain equipment, improve the workshop’s layout, support beginner members in their projects, and are generally spreaders-of-good-vibes! They’re friendly and knowledgable — introduce yourself!
Our online Maker Forum is free to join and open to the public!
Connect directly with Generator members, staff, and our broader community of artists, entrepreneurs, and engineers, and makers.
People share what they’re working on, ask for advice and provide feedback, and share postings for jobs, funding opportunities, events, helpful resources, and more!
Wondering what people are making in our jewelry workshop?
All kinds of silver, brass, copper, and gold jewelry, of course. Members also use the wood shop, laser cutters, 3D printers, and other equipment throughout Generator to make jewelry elements that they then assemble in the jewelry workshop.
Members also use our jewelry equipment to make metal art, fine musical instrument components, and more!
Check out the Member Made section of our website to see a sampling of member projects utilizing these tools.