Jayne DePotter

Owner & Teacher

I was a student for seven years at Fritzwillis, and learned to absolutely love metalsmithing. In 2010, I started Fritz and Friends with the help of Becky Willis and Chris Krause. We offer high quality learning in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment in downtown Franklin.

Prior to finding my passion for metalsmithing, I studied Japanese flower arranging (Ikebana) for 5 years while living in Japan. I earned a teaching certification from the Sogetsu school of Ikebana in 2003.

I have been married to my husband Rob for over 30 years and have two beautiful daughters, Laura and Sarah; and my son in law, Nathan. All four support me in all of my creative adventures. I am a very lucky woman.

Since creating Fritz and Friends, I have been so blessed to grow our student base and recruit my talented teachers. The work I have done and the relationships I have developed here will be with me for life.

I'm looking forward to seeing you at Fritz and Friends and making beautiful jewelry with you!