Jennifer Dewey is a local gem.

Mea culpa, but the pun was irresistible. The artist in question is a custom jewelry designer, who works in the community in a variety of creative ways. She obtains gemstones on request, repairs watches and jewelry, and sells her own beautiful designs. Now add instructor to the list. This winter 2013, the Ah Ha School for the Arts introduces its Jewelry Studio, with Jenn at the helm.

Jenn, who has worked with with exceptional metals artists – Thomas Mann, Beau Staley, Margo Manning, Harold O’Connor, Valentin Yotkov, Stella Dottir and others –  takes her inspiration from the culture that surrounds her. (Before Telluride, her address was New Orleans). And she is sure to inspire others. The studio is open to experienced craftspeople or upon successful completion of an Ah Haa jewelry class, individuals can use the venue and its tools at their discretion.

Never taken a jewelry class? Ah Haa has made it easy with three one-day jewelry offerings taught by Jenn.

On Monday, January 7, learn the basics of metal smithing by creating a pendant. Monday, February 4, fashion a ring. Monday, March 4, make earrings. Take one class or all three if you become addicted. These courses are affordably priced at $75 plus materials.

For students hoping to enhance their skills in jewelry, metals or sculpture, on Sunday February 23  – Monday, February 24, Jenn introduces casting techniques as attendees create an original pendant.

For more information on Jennifer Dewey, visit her site at or visit Stronghouse Studios where her exceptional work is now on display.

For more information on this winter’s jewelry classes and jewelry studio at the Ah Haa School visit or call 970.728.3886.


Watch this video.

And to learn even more, click the “play” button and listen to this interview with Jenn.

1 Comment
  • lisa dewey
    Posted at 10:19h, 08 January

    I really enjoyed the interview with metal artist, Jennifer Dewey!
    If I weren’t lost in TX, I would love to be a part of this learning process. What a wonderful opportunity for all who appreciate the arts, and jewelry-making, and wish to learn enough to make some pieces of their own.