After 8 years on Main Street, the Connecticut School of Jewelry Art is staying in Collinsville but moving to the other side of the river.
While owners Emilie Cohen-Pundy and Michael Pundy will be giving up their space downtown, their new location at the corner of Bridge Street and Torrington Avenue offers much more room to retail their “one of a kind, limited edition jewelry” and offerings from crafters. The space will also allow the business to improve its classroom environment.
They also plan to eventually display the work of other artists.
The building, formerly the home of TAB Photographic, is also street level, as opposed to their sub-surface location under Rootz Hair Salon.
“This will offer better exposure,” Cohen-Pundy said.
Cohen-Pundy said the new location should be up and running by March 18 when the business begins its spring classes, including Jewelry I, Jewelry II and a Dichroic glass workshop with Dennis Peabody. Cohen-Pundy said they’re excited to begin this new chapter. Prior to the start of the business approximately 8 years ago, she ran jewelry programs at the Farmington Valley Arts Center for 16 years.
Pundy is also an experienced jewelry maker. The couple met when Pundy signed up for one of Cohen-Pundy's classes at the arts center.
CT School of Jewelry Art
51 Bridge St., Collinsville, CT