Beginning Small Metals:  Sign up now for 2018!!!Hello friends, welcome to Meltdown Studio:

Learning/practicing metalsmithing can be inaccessible and sometimes downright intimidating.  We are a fully-equipped jewelry making school and coworking open studio  offering a wide variety of classes, private instruction, jewelry-making tools, studio access, and bench rentals so you can jump right in and start creating!  

Introduction to Small Metals

Classes are led by professional jewelry artists and instructors who have years of experience. Learn tips and shortcuts from experienced professionals, and share your ideas with fellow artists. Meltdown Studio is an open studio that allows students to work with each other for a greater learning experience and inspirational environment.


“tree of life” wire twisting class – december 16!


Have you thought about making your own cabochons?

We think you’ll like it! ((more info here))

turquoise cabs

21 thoughts on “Home”

  1. I am very interested in attending a number of the classes you offer. Have you completed your 2018 calendar? I work fulltime and need to be put in for time off so I can attend. I’ll be driving from Las Cruces. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  2. Hi Lauren! I would like to take the casting class but can’t seem to figure out what the dates are.

  3. Hey Lauren I tried to leave a message but the mailbox is full. I am so sorry but my transmission died today and I need to pour all my money into that so I can’t book you for all day tomorrow I am so sorry. I was so excited and hope you want to work with me in the future.

  4. I have taken the small metals beginning class & would like to take the intermediate class…what are the dates for that class?
    Thanks! Rose

    1. Hi Rose! The Intermediate Small metals class is scheduled for Wednesday evenings in April: April 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 5:00-8:30pm. Please let me know if I can answer any other questions for you! Best, Lauren

  5. I am looking for beginning silver-smithing classes for my daughter who has recently moved to Albuquerque. She works fulltime M-F 8-5 and wondered if you had a schedule of available times evening or weekends.

    1. Ji Joe! I’m working on the 2017 class schedule right now. Beginning Small Metals will be offered in the evenings (four consecutive weeks, one evening per week). This class typically meets from 5:00-8:30pm. I’ll let you know as soon as the schedule is up, thank you!

  6. Just discovered your site and I love it! I supply items such as glass etching cream and stencils to crafters and wanted to see if you would test some of my products for free in exchange for feedback. Will you please let me know by email? I will try to come back to this page later to see if you replied in the comments too. I will ship the supplies to you all for free with cream and stencils. I am looking forward to your reply. I can’t wait to hear from you! Eric

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