tootsie bell/quench studio/memphis

4726 Poplar Ave.

(behind Sekisui Pacific Rim restaurant)

Memphis, Tn. 38117



Tootsie Bell has been handcrafting metal for over 30 years. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art in both Sculpture & Illustration Design from Memphis College of Art. While in school she began working as a metalsmith for a local jewelry store and worked there until opening her own business in 1995. Bell Fine Art Jewelers (now TOOTSIE BELL silversmith/jeweler ) was immediately well received by Memphis and Tootsie quickly developed a strong following for her work.

Tootsie has designed and executed numerous important pieces, including a retirement gift for Alan Balter- world renowned conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, a commissioned gift for Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “The Color Purple”, and Tennessee memorabilia for the Grammy-winning Indigo Girls.  

In addition, she has pursued, with success, her love of public art. In 2008, she installed “Tree Trio” bike racks for the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. In 2009, she installed “House of Rock” in “My Big Backyard” for the Memphis Botanic Gardens. In January of 2013, Tootsie installed her largest piece to date, “Respect”,  in Legends Park, Memphis Tn. and in August of 2016, she installed “Lyrical Bees”, also in Legends Park, Memphis, TN.

quench your thirst to create

about QUENCH studio

QUENCH {Kwench} Verb {used with an object}

1. To satisfy desire, thirst, passion, etc.

2. To cool suddenly by plunging into a liquid, as in tempering metal by immersion in water.

Located in Memphis, Tn, QUENCH STUDIO is a teaching studio that offers small metals and jewelry making to everyone; from the novice that would like to have fun and make something they will cherish forever, to the student who is serious about expanding their knowledge and honing their craft.

Each class is limited to 4 students. This ensures that each student will be given the individual attention they deserve and get the most out of their experience.