About Portland Jewelry Academy


Portland Jewelry Academy is tucked in the Saint Johns Neighborhood located in North Portland.

At Portland Jewelry Academy we teach not only the right way to create quality jewelry but why it is the right way.

The jewelry you make will last for generations. Portland Jewelry Academy teaches a strong foundation of skills

for mastering bench jewelry that can be built on for a lifetime of rewarding creative work. We

work with the local tool and material suppliers so our students learn how to develop

relationships with business in the jewelry community.

Portland Jewelry Academy has an extensive 16 week course that will give you the foundation

needed to begin makeing quality jewelry. We provide one on one training so that

your individual needs are met.

Jason Chandler Master Goldsmith

Jason Chandler
Master Goldsmith


Jason John Chandler

Jason has been studying jewelry manufacturing since 1994. He has a well rounded professional career working in shop settings, retail and private custom designs. He has worked on jewelry for movie stars and politicians, cast hundreds of grams of gold at a time daily, and worked in family owned custom jewelry stores. Most recently Jason has been working as an independent trade jeweler fabricating and repairing jewelry for several different retail stores as well as making custom jewelry for many clients.

Jason loves the process of making jewelry. He enjoys learning how the old masters made jewelry as well as keeping up to date on the latest techniques.