Elaan is the owner and operator of The Metal Smithery. Her metalsmith education began in 2007 and it has been growing ever since. She has had a full time jewelry business: Elaan Greenfield Designs, for many years, as well. Her story is The Metal Smithery's story but when she is not making jewelry, promoting metalsmithing, or planning for world domination by metalsmiths; she is momming her son and puppy, planning to have a beautiful garden one day, expanding her shoe collection, writing about life, and laughing with her partner.
Aryana Tatum found her passion for metal smithing at California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. After completing her degree she worked her way up to Production Manager for a jewelry company based in San Francisco. Aryana grew up in the Ithaca area, wanting to be closer to family, she eventually moved production to Trumansburg. After almost seven years of experience teaching incoming employees Aryana is looking forward to teaching workshops on a variety of techniques through The Metal Smithery.