A La Carte Classes

We are offering a la carte classes through project workshops. Visit our Workshops page to see the specific projects being offered at this time and register by clicking on the project image. New classes are being scheduled through mid-October!

Please contact us with any questions!


Keeping in line with community recommendations, we will be reopening in June with restricted hours and bench space to help protect our students and staff. Masks and six-foot distancing will be required within COHG. Tools and equipment will be cleaned between users. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. 970-765-0654

Stay well!

Bench Time

– Open Bench Rental is available again in one-hour increments as of June

– Reservation are required due to limited bench availability; make your reservations here and reserve multiple hours for uninterrupted use

– All current Bench Cards must be redeemed/used by 15 August 2020

– Additional Open Bench Rental will be available hourly, paid at time of use

Studio Hours:
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 11-4
Friday: 11-4
Saturday: 11-4
For Sale

Three years ago this August, we formed a 3-year partnership, an LLC, and entered into a 3-year lease agreement for our location at 227 East Main Street, Montrose, Colorado.

At that time, we decided that we would reevaluate our life goals in 3 years and decide our paths forward.

Now, having arrived at that point, Melanie is ready to fully retire and Joey, Judi, and Emily have determined the next steps in their individual careers.

Please know – we have had an amazing time meeting all of you, teaching you, and building this successful and profitable school.

Perhaps you are the next owner as you plot the course of your own dream!

We will be happy to open our books and inventory to serious inquiries and we will be there to assist during the new owner’s transition.

See more information on our Facebook Page and please contact us at coloradohighgrade@gmail.com with serious inquiries. 


We offer instruction for students at all levels of experience who want to learn the classical techniques of silversmithing, fabricating, and jewelry design.


Our next 6-week session will begin the week of March 8th, 2020


Open Bench Rental

Bench & tool rental available

Tools & Supplies




Student work & classes in session
Molten Metal
Double bezel
Rolling Mill

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