Core Values

Hands together at Silver Peak Studio

We know you have a choice to take metalsmithing classes at a number of jewelry schools in the Denver Metro Area.  We hope you consider our core values when selecting a school.

We believe in:

Reducing our carbon footprint.

Because it's the right thing to do.  All the metals we use are refined or recycled,  we use non-toxic chemicals (i.e. pickle and flux), and we recycle everything that is possible to recycle.


Welcoming Everyone

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

Creating a positive, drama-free environment 

Let's face it: no one likes to hear a teacher lose her cool, and no one likes to hear or be the subject of gossip.  We're committed to creating and maintaining a supportive, positive, and professional environment.  

Giving back. 

We are committed to giving back to our local community.  Currently our efforts are focused on helping our fellow metalsmiths who lost their metalsmithing studios and jewelry inventory in the Marshall Fire on December 30, 2021.  Please see our Tool and Stone Sale for more information and how you can help.

Doing the right thing. 

All we have is our reputation, so that said, we clearly state our policies so you know what to expect from us, and we'll go up and beyond to provide an exceptional experience.