Join us Wednesday, September 23 for AJF Live with Brian Weissman and Erin S. Daily, of Brooklyn Metal Works

Erin S. Daily and Brian Weissman co-founded Brooklyn Metal Works in 2011, a co-working metalsmithing studio, education lab, and exhibition space. This collaborative setting is designed to foster exploration, encourage experimentation, and strengthen the knowledge of all involved. The BKMW community supports an extensive cross-section of the NYC jewelry world building opportunities for artists and the public to engage. The studio brings in visiting artists to teach special topics in metal and jewelry, co-produces courses with other material disciplines, exhibits contemporary jewelry otherwise unseen in NYC, and hosts an artist lecture series promoting the world’s best contemporary jewelers. Since 2003 Erin and Brian have taught jewelry and metalsmithing extensively along the East Coast and continue to develop and teach innovative programming at Brooklyn Metal Works. They maintain their studio and art making practices at BKMW. 



We’ll meet via Zoom—register in advance for this meeting:

Registration URL:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

New to Zoom? It’s free! See the instructions below. 

Studio visits are a favorite event among AJF members. Who isn’t intrigued by peeking behind the curtain? As more of us are now settling into “shelter in place” mode, AJF would still like to continue its tradition of bringing you up-close and personal with visits to artists’ studios and the jewelry we love. We can do it together, virtually—and we’re opening it up to members and nonmembers alike!

In the coming months, in addition to the articles, interviews, features, and critical discourse you’ve come to rely on, we’ll try to engage with you in new and different ways virtually so we can stay connected and feed our collective passion for jewelry. Please watch the newsletter and social media for details of all upcoming virtual programming.

In the meantime, we’d love to hear from you: How are you doing? What’s on your mind? What topics would you like to talk about? Please use this form to share your thoughts, comments, and concerns. We’ll share your feedback and use it to help us plan how best to stay connected.

From all of us at AJF, please stay safe, stay careful, stay engaged, and stay tuned.

—Yvonne Montoya, executive director

Setting Up Zoom 

If you’ve already set up your Zoom account, you’re ready to go! If not, here are three easy steps to start your virtual journey:

1. Go to this site:

2. Click on “Sign up for Free” and follow the prompts.

3. Either before or on the day of the meeting: Register in advance for this meeting (use the link above).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Click on the link sent to you and Zoom will launch automatically. Set up early to give yourself time to test it out.

Brian Weissman and Erin S. Daily, co founders of Brooklyn Metal Works, photo: Brian Weissman

What time?

9 a.m. PST: San Francisco

10 a.m. MST: Denver

11 a.m. CST: San Antonio, Mexico City

12 p.m. EST: Toronto, NYC, Santiago

1 p.m.: Buenos Aires

5 p.m.: London

6 p.m.: Brussels, Paris, Capetown, Oslo

7 p.m.: Bucharest, Athens, Israel, Estonia

11:00 p.m.: Thailand

1 a.m. on September 24: Korea, Japan

2 a.m. on September 24: Sydney

4 a.m. on September 24: New Zealand