Guilds & Affiliations

Some additional pertinent information about Ruthie Cohen.

Affiliations & Guild Memberships


  • Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce- The Mountain Metalsmiths School of Jewelry & Lapidary

  • Mountain Regional Arts & Crafts Guild- Hiawassee, GA- 2010

  • Southern Highland Craft Guild -since 2001
  • Piedmont Craftsmen’s Guild- Exhibiting Member since 2008

  • Society of American Silversmiths

  • North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths

  • Tennessee Association of Craft Artists

  • 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

  • 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  

  • Jewelry Instructor for the 2011 Interim Program at Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC
  • Silver Jewelry Instructor at the Tryon Arts and Crafts School, Tryon, NC         



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