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Guilds, Affiliations & Teaching Experience

Some additional pertinent information about Ruthie Cohen.

Affiliations & Guild Memberships

  • Southern Highland Craft Guild - Member since 2001
  • Piedmont Craftsmen’s Guild- Exhibiting Member since 2008
  • Carolina Designer Craftmen's Guild- Exhibiting member since 2013
  • American Craft Week- Participant since 2011
  • Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce- The Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry & Lapidary
  •  Society of American Silversmiths
  • North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths
  • Tennessee Association of Craft Artists- past member
  •  Jewelry Artists Guild- Asheville, NC
  • Mountain Metalsmiths Association- Charter Member
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths- past member
  •  Florida Society of Goldsmiths- past member
  •  Empire State Crafts Council- New York- past member

Teaching Experience

  • Opened a jewelry and lapidary school- February 2006- The Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry & Lapidary  www.mmsjl.com

  • Ran the First National Orion Pulse Arc Welder Workshop at the Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC
  • Set up a Facebook Page for Orion Pulse Arc Welder Users
  • Periodically hosts more Orion Pulse Arc Welder Workshops at the Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry & Lapidary
  • John C. Campbell Folk School- jewelry instructor, Brasstown, NC
  • Wildacres Retreat- jewelry instructor, Little Switzerland, NC
  • Demonstrator at the Folk Art Center- Headquarters of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Asheville, NC
  • Demonstrator at Parkway Crafts Shop at the Moses Cone Manor- Blowing Rock, NC 
  • Demonstrator at Arrowcraft Crafts Shop- on the grounds of Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, TN
  • Jewelry Instructor for the 2011 Interim Program at Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
  • Silver Jewelry Instructor at the Tryon Arts & Crafts School, Tryon, NC