2024 Guest Instructor

Matthew Tuggle



Driven by a passion for creativity and an intense commitment to the craft, Matt remains an eternal student under the guidance of esteemed masters.

Matt discovered a passion for jewelry design and metalsmithing as a teen in his high school’s jewelry program. In 2009, he took his first job at Sears Watch & Jewelry and spent the next decade honing his craft and gathering a wealth of experience.
Matt and his wife Lauren are the proud owners of Tuggle Designs, where they specialize in crafting heirloom-quality custom jewelry. Their artistry seamlessly blends traditional fabrication, ornamental hand engraving, and advanced stone setting techniques. They believe that more beauty and artistry goes into a piece when it is made by hand, and do not rely on CAD in their process.