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Read stories from students, faculty, and graduates of each of our nine Full-Time programs, catch up with past School events, hear what students are learning in Continuing Education classes and workshops, find messages from our President, explore shop tours, and more. Use the filter tools below to search by topic.

In the Making: Emmet Van Driesche

On Thursday, September 9, 2021, we livestreamed from the spoon carving shop of Emmet Van Driesche in Conway, Massachusetts. Our a late summer discussion spanned human enterprise, how Emmet has opened himself to new skills while leveraging his existing ones, and how he's carving out a self-sustaining life for himself and his family. View a video of the full conversation here.

Welcome New Faculty

We recently welcomed several new faculty members to the School, who bring a wealth of professional and teaching experience with them. Please join us in welcoming these talented educators!

Our Students Are Our Inspiration

Message From the President: Last week, we held the second of our graduation ceremonies for the year, and it felt like more of an accomplishment than ever. After this strange year, we were so proud to (finally) celebrate the courage, care, and hard work of our students, faculty, and staff—together, in the Old North Church. The quieter and more careful year has provided the School a time to reflect on our values, our history, and where, as NBSS turns 140 years old, we will go next.

Jewelry Making: Art and Precision

The art of jewelry making is rooted in precision—combining expert fabrication skills and stone setting techniques to craft a piece that will endure. So, whether you are drawn to the creative design process or to the technical skills required to make and repair jewelry, the science and math knowledge needed to do it well are rooted in centuries of jewelry design and will continue to propel the art of jewelry forward for centuries to come.

Read the Latest Issue of Benchmarks

The newest issue of Benchmarks magazine is out now! Our yearly publication features stories and news from the School, and this issue includes a photo essay of the Portrait Project; a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion update; highlights from In the Making; and much more.