Amy Reeves, owner and founder of Tacoma Metal Arts Center, has been making metal jewelry since 1992. After receiving a BFA in Metal Design from the University of Washington, she began working as a full-time professional goldsmith.  Her work and technical articles have been featured in publications like Art Jewelry and 500 Bracelets. She has taught across the Puget Sound area in schools such as Pratt Fine Arts Center, North Seattle Community College, Tacoma Community College, and Evergreen State College, among others. Seeing a need for a metals venue in Tacoma, and wanting to share her knowledge and passion with her own community, she decided to start a jewelry making and metalsmithing school in Tacoma. Amy opened Tacoma Metal Arts Center in December 2009. Starting with herself as the only instructor it has now grown into having more than 15 highly skilled instructors teaching over 70 different classes throughout the year, to support a community of jewelry artists.

Amy and all the instructors have years of professional experience, actively participate in gallery exhibitions, juried events, shows and many have won awards for their outstanding work. With our expert instruction you will develop the skills to make the jewelry that you have only imagined. The majority of classes offered at TMAC are techniques oriented, rather than project oriented. What that means: our students make individualized projects and our instructors are able to help them succeed in any direction they wish to go. Whether you come to class full of ideas or with no ideas, you will leave with your own unique creation! The small class size, limited to eight students or less, means you will get the one on one instruction you need to succeed!

 

What students are saying about Amy and the other instructors at TMAC

You are a wonderful teacher Amy, I sure learned a lot from you! Thanks for always taking the time to answer my questions even when they weren't related to the project at hand. I look forward to taking more classes from you in the future!...........Juliana

 

Thanks again for all you do- I have a fabulous time in TMAC classes, and learn a great deal.....Darleen

 

It was a true blessing to have met you and worked with you. I appreciate your kindness, patience and sweet spirit. I know I will be in again for studio time to make more projects and have FUN! ........Bethany

 

Amy is a gifted instructor. I appreciate her knowledge, time organization and availability to help us individually. I would be very interested in having Amy as an instructor again! .......Student, Beginning Jewelry workshop

 

This was my first class ever. I found it easy to follow directions and easy to understand ........Student, Beginning Jewelry

 

She was encouraging and it is clear she knows her jewelry business ........ Student, Beginning Jewelry