Emily Ehr

Emily Ehr

One day a friend asked me if I wanted to take a beginning jewelry making class, after work on Thursday nights.  I thought, sure, sounds like fun.  So we signed up for Beginning Metalsmithing/Jewelry making class at Arapahoe Community College, spring of 1989.  That’s where it all began, I was in LOVE.

In September of 1989 I enrolled at Metro State University of Denver, CO where I began working towards a fine art degree. While working a full time job, I earned a BFA with an emphasis in Metalsmithing/Jewelry design and Communication Design.  – 1999.

Spring/Summer 1999 – I was the primary instructor of beginning and intermediate jewelry and metalworking class at Arapahoe Community College. Where I coordinated and executed a 19 week curriculum facilitating a completely hands on environment.

Through the years of my college education and ever since… I have studied with various metals artists/masters and gained more knowledge from their expertise as well as finding many new loves in other mediums…  I have studied under notable metalsmithing artists that include Andy Cooperman, Ira Sherman, Elliot Pujol, Deb Stoner, Jerry Scavezze, David Norrie, Kirk McNeill, Hoss Haley, Richard Sweetman and Craig Wright among many others.

I currently run a home studio where I have 5-7 students a week.  Over the years I have created custom jewelry pieces for many clients, which has allowed me to perfect my favored techniques.  To highlight a few of these, I enjoy using patinas, textures, cold connections, welding, the hydraulic press, hinges, setting stones, pickets, and setting unusual objects.

I believe I will bring to the 'bench' much knowledge and positive energy. While working with metals and jewelry are what really make me happy, I’m always eager to learn as well as pass on my expertise.


See Emily's work at emilyehr.com