Fitzgerald Jewelry

Fitzgerald Jewelry

Art
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
(139 Reviews)

Fitzgerald Jewelry is a gallery, store, and school all in one located in the heart of Williamsburg Brooklyn just off Bedford Avenue L Stop on Grand street between Driggs & Roebling Avenues. Grand Street is a great shopping street filled with small boutiques and arts & craft shops. One of the only streets untainted by commercial takeover of Brooklyn. Our new space functions as a gallery exhibiting work by local, national, and international artists as well as collections from award winning jewelry designer Michael Fitzgerald and his wife Hiroyo Fitzgerald. The space also houses the Fitzgerald Jewelry School and Workshops. 

The Fitzgerald Jewelry School encourages creativity and exploration of all areas of jewelry making both for the casual hobbyist or the student considering a career in jewelry making. 

We offer a broad range of courses from beginner’s silversmithing through to the art of the goldsmith. Our courses can be taken consecutively over a period of a year or can be taken at the students own pace over a longer period of time. We offer special rates for students who wish to enroll in several courses. 

The studios philosophy emphasizes the art of the handmade object but also concentrates on how to make items for limited production and also for greater volume production with this in mind we provide a bridge between the studio jeweler and the jewelry industry through our classes, workshops and by directly providing a link for students to explore the New York Jewelry district. 

FAQs

What are some of your most popular classes that you offer on CourseHorse? 
Some of our most popular courses are stacking rings and BYOB ring making.  

How long have you been in business? Can you tell us a bit about your history? 
Fitzgerald Jewelry was established in 2001 by the jewelry design and fabrication team of Michael and Hiroyo Fitzgerald. Over the next few years, they created a reputation for designing and making unique and beautiful wedding and engagement rings, subsequently endorsed by New York Magazine as the best wedding and engagement ring jewelry for any budget. In 2009, Michael and Hiroyo opened their first ground-floor space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, converting an old button factory into a workshop and gallery combined. The gallery and school quickly established itself and grew to the point of moving to a larger space on a more commercial street in 2015. 

What is your average class size? 
Our average class size is 5–10 people.  

What is your typical student like? What are their goals? 
Our students are typically beginners, learning the basics of jewelry making.  

Can you recommend activities to do in the neighborhood before or after class? 
There's plenty of shopping, restaurants, and other things to do in Williamsburg.

Notes:
Special Class note: For all Private workshop signups, Students are requested to reach out to the school before the class start date, with a description of what they'd want to make in class.

Reviews of Fitzgerald Jewelry

(139 Reviews)
Stackable Silver Rings

11/16/2020
Alexia C.

Attended: Stackable Silver Rings


Sue and Jake were awesome teachers! I was a first timer and felt I was in great conditions to learn the process step by step. The workshop was very interesting and fun. I really enjoyed learning about the technique around making the rings and getting the chance to create my own. Fitzgerald Jewelry is such a beautiful shop with a passionate team and perfect equipment to learn. Strongly recommended!

3D Jewelry Design in CAD (Virtual)

11/5/2020
joyce s.

Attended: 3D Jewelry Design in CAD (Virtual)


The teacher was super patient and did a very good job teaching a beginner !

Stackable Silver Rings (4 Hour Private)

8/8/2020
Mandy C.

Attended: Stackable Silver Rings (4 Hour Private)


Amazing class! Highly recommend

BYOB: Silver Ring Making Workshop

3/7/2020
Anonymous

Attended: BYOB: Silver Ring Making Workshop


was a really fun class! Not everyone has the tools so you might have to wait to borrow from someone else

Wax Carving: Ring (5 Hour Private)

1/23/2020
Megan P.

Attended: Wax Carving: Ring (5 Hour Private)


Excellent private class, Olivia my instructor was awesome. Highly recommend and plan to take another class.

Stone Setting (4 Hour Private Workshop)

1/22/2020
Stephanie A.

Attended: Stone Setting (4 Hour Private Workshop)


The instructor was absolutely awesome and I learned the skills I set out to learn! The facility is wonderful. If I need to learn any more skills, I would definitely come back.

BYOB: Silver Ring Making Workshop

12/17/2019
Patrick E.

Attended: BYOB: Silver Ring Making Workshop


This ring making class was absolutely amazing. I can't wait to go back to make more rings! The instructors were amazing and super helpful and went out of their way to make the course highly educational and enjoyable. I would definitely come back again!

BYOB: Silver Ring Making Workshop

12/14/2019
Anonymous

Attended: BYOB: Silver Ring Making Workshop


Fun class but not enough time to make 3 rings. Should be three hours. Felt rushed at the end.

Chain Making (4 Hour Private Lesson)

11/16/2019
Jackie Q.

Attended: Chain Making (4 Hour Private Lesson)


Olivia was a very patient and knowledgeable teacher! Very good person to learn from and work with!! Highly recommend!

BYOB: Silver Ring Making Workshop

11/2/2019
Victoria G.

Attended: BYOB: Silver Ring Making Workshop


Really like the dainty silver rings I made in this workshop. Think the class could have been a little longer (6:30-9pm) since it felt a bit rushed at the end. Great solo activity or girls night.

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243 Grand St, Brooklyn, New York 11211
Fitzgerald Jewelry
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
243 Grand St
Btwn Driggs Ave & Roebling St
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Upcoming Classes at Fitzgerald Jewelry

Silversmithing Workshop for Two (4 Hour Private)
Silversmithing Workshop for Two (4 Hour Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 11am - 3pm Eastern Time

Private Ring Making Party (Group of 7)
Private Ring Making Party (Group of 7)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 11am - 1pm Eastern Time

Silversmithing (4 Hour Private)
Silversmithing (4 Hour Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 11am - 3pm Eastern Time

Stone Setting (4 Hour Private Workshop)
Stone Setting (4 Hour Private Workshop)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 2pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Wax Carving: Ring (5 Hour Private)
Wax Carving: Ring (5 Hour Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 12pm - 3pm Eastern Time

Single 6 Hour Gold Wedding Bands (Private)
Single 6 Hour Gold Wedding Bands (Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 12pm - 3pm Eastern Time

Couples 4 Hour Silver Matching Bands (Private)
Couples 4 Hour Silver Matching Bands (Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 11am - 3pm Eastern Time

Gold Recycling Private
Gold Recycling Private
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 11am - 5pm Eastern Time

Couples 6 Hour Gold Matching Bands (Private)
Couples 6 Hour Gold Matching Bands (Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 12pm - 3pm Eastern Time

Wax Carving: Stone Setting (6 Hour Private)
Wax Carving: Stone Setting (6 Hour Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 12pm - 3pm Eastern Time

Enamel on Copper (4 Hour Private)
Enamel on Copper (4 Hour Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 11am - 3pm Eastern Time

Cloisonne Enamel (6 Hour Private)
Cloisonne Enamel (6 Hour Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 11am - 5pm Eastern Time

Private Ring Making Party (Group of 6)
Private Ring Making Party (Group of 6)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 11am - 1pm Eastern Time

Stone Inlay (Private)
Stone Inlay (Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 11am - 3pm Eastern Time

Single 4 Hours Silver Wedding Bands (Private)
Single 4 Hours Silver Wedding Bands (Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 11am - 3pm Eastern Time

Private Ring Making Party (Group of 8)
Private Ring Making Party (Group of 8)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 11am - 1pm Eastern Time

Couples 4 Hour Silver Wedding Bands (Private)
Couples 4 Hour Silver Wedding Bands (Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 11am - 3pm Eastern Time

Wax Carving: Bracelet (6 Hour Private)
Wax Carving: Bracelet (6 Hour Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 12pm - 3pm Eastern Time

Couples 6 Hour Gold Wedding Bands (Private)
Couples 6 Hour Gold Wedding Bands (Private)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 12pm - 3pm Eastern Time

Teachers at Fitzgerald Jewelry

Caitlin Wittig Catherine Doyle Cathy Burke Danielle Straub Davina Romansky Dayna, Gaby & Sue Dayna, Mel & Sue Gaby & Sue Gavin Fisher George Plionis George Plionis and Gabriela Ortiz Hugh Byrne Ivry Russillo Jenine Lepera Izzi Joanna Joanna Bengoa Katrina Lapenne Katrina Lapenne & Michael Fitzgerald Melanie Michael Regan Michael Fitzgerald Michael Fitzgerald & George Plionis Odette Channel Odette Channell Odette Channel & Sunim Choi Olivia Michaels Preslee Jones Rachel Kay Brookmire Raphael Martin Ruowei Cheng Stan Eisenstein Stephanie Cheng Steve Riley Sue Choi Lindsay Rogers Sunim Choi Susan Barth Valerie Blum
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