Ithaca, NY 14850
For Ithaca native Elaan Greenfield, making jewelry was once a hobby – her first studio was a
$15 desk from a thrift shop – and is now a more than full-time endeavor. Aside from designing
and making jewelry for sale, she wanted to create a metal arts school and maker space for the
whole community. Elaan sees metalsmithing as an art form and as an empowering outlet for
everything from creativity to stress relief.
In September of 2018, Elaan opened The Metal Smithery and began teaching at the area’s only
metal arts school, that is one of only a small handful in New York. Elaan is excited to share her
love of metal arts with beginners and beyond to foster a thriving local community of
metalsmiths. She wants her classes to be accessible to as many people as possible by offering
sliding scale fees and collaborating with local organizations to host special events for groups,
such as youth and people that are grieving.
The Metal Smithery and the studio of Elaan Greenfield Designs (www.elaangreenfield.com) are
located at the South Hill Business Campus, 950 Danby Road, Suite 30. You can find
information about classes, workshops, and more at www.metalsmithery.com.