We are Colorado Metalsmithing Association (CoMA).
We welcome all who love and appreciate metal art in all its forms.


A Brief History

CoMA, established in 1994, is a fine arts organization whose goal is to involve its members in a state wide exchange of creative and technical knowledge about the art of metalsmithing. Since then our membership has expanded throughout the United States.

Our membership includes jewelers, sculptors, blacksmiths, knifemakers and other professionals interested in supporting the metal arts. We believe in continuing education and hold a number of workshops throughout the year, host several member shows, and organize an annual conference.

Looking Forward

At our annual conference in July, we invite nationally and internationally known artists to share their knowledge and experience with us. A selection of those artists will also teach workshops both before and after the conference.

CoMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We are an organization that is committed to providing our membership in a variety of programs and opportunities. We have a group of dedicated volunteer board and committee members that work toward that end.





CoMA sponsors several juried gallery shows throughout the year. We also invite members to participate in the Vail Farmers’ Market during the summer, and have several all-member shows including the one during our annual conference.



Throughout the year CoMA presents various learning activities: Demo Days and monthly demo/meetings. These seminars are a chance to learn tips and techniques from other members.



CoMA offers a variety of workshops during the year where we bring in industry leaders to share techniques with our membership.


Annual Conference

Our annual conference, held in Salida, Colorado the third weekend of July, allows members to network, share ideas, and learn from industry leaders in the metal arts.



Our membership includes a wide variety of professionals, educators, students and hobbyists. Through member events, our conference and shows, CoMA members enjoy sharing new techniques and creative endeavors.


Community Outreach

We offer scholarships to students to attend our annual conference. We speak regularly in classrooms and school events and we work with other guilds to promote and maintain interest in handicraft.




Colorado Metalsmithing Association Annual Conference


Colorado Metalsmithing Association 20th Annual Salida Conference – July 15-17 2016

Additional Highlights

New Design Competition “Twenty!” Entry Form

All member’s show at CultureClash Gallery in Salida, Colorado.

Pinswap and silent auction.

And Don’t miss James Binnion’s Workshop

The SteamPlant
220 W Sackett Ave.
Salida, Colorado
July 18-20, 2014

James Binnion Workshop

We are proud to host a workshop with James Binnion on mokume gane in concurrence with our annual conference.
Click for details

“Raising awareness and encouraging development of metalsmithing as an artistic and professional endeavor, through education, exhibition, and cooperation.”



Jennie Milner

Educator / Jeweler / Sculptor

Kim Harrell

Educator / Jeweler / Vessels

Emily Ehr

Blacksmith / Jeweler / Knife-Maker

Jennifer Knollenberg

Educator / Jeweler

Alice Abrams

Educator / Jeweler / Sculptor

Michelene Berkey


Susan Bucknam


Kirsten Denbow

Educator / Enamelist / Jeweler


Our Mission:

To involve our members in a state wide exchange of creative and technical knowledge about the art of metalsmithing.



We are proud to host a workshop with James Binnion on mokume gane in concurrence with our annual conference. Click for details…


In addition, Tom Herman, who is a presenter at our 2016 annual conference will be teaching a workshop at Clear Creek Jewelry Academy the week immediately after the conference. Visit CCJA for more details.


All Members Show at Culture Clash in Salida, Colorado

Every year Culture Clash hosts our All Members’ Show and every year it get more spectacular than the last.  This is a great opportunity to show off your skill and exhibit alongside our conference presenters and Masters of our craft.  This is not a juried event and all members are encouraged to participate.  Details will arrive in your email inbox!


The Colorado Metalsmithing Association will celebrate 20 years this summer!  “Twenty!” is a design competition and there will be prizes!  Rules and submission information will be coming to your COMA email in April.  All work representing the theme “Twenty” in jewelry or sculpture is encouraged (some rules apply).  This show will be open in July at Gallery 150 in Salida.  A panel of 6 jurors will choose the winners.

1st place will receive a COMA workshop FREE!

2nd place will get their conference fee waived!

3rd place will receive a $100 RIO Grande Gift Certificate!

Download “Twenty!” Entry Form



This wonderful opportunity will be curated by the Denver International Airport Exhibits Curator.  Coma members are invited individually to show at the A-Wing concourse with the Museum of Nature and Science.  This show will be open to the public July and August 2016!

Outnumbered All Members Show

This exhibit and sale will occur in October 2016 at Outnumbered Gallery in Littleton, Colorado.  The theme for this show is Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).  All current members are encouraged to participate.  Please check emails for submission details.  The opening reception for this exhibit is the First Friday in October.

Vail Farmers Market

Would you like to exhibit your work at the Vail Farmers Market, in Vail, CO?

The Market will be open each Sunday from June 21st thru Oct 4th, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Location: Vail, near Karats Jewelry Gallery, 122 E Meadow Drive, Vail CO  81658.  Dan Teleen Owner

Artist set up is Sunday mornings, meet at Karats between 8:30 and 9:00 am.  Artists must be completely set up by 10:00 am; the market closes at 3:30 pm. When you choose one of the Sundays to show your work, we will require a $50.00 down payment, that will be refunded when you keep your weekend commitment.

Dan, the owner of Karats, provides the tent and tables, and CoMA supplies the jewelry cases, and Dan gets 40% of the proceeds. (I will provide more details when you sign up.)

Contact Jennie for more information:


2016 Monthly Meeting Dates

February 20, 2016

March 19, 2016

April 16, 2016 6-8pm Kathleen Gatliffe’s Anodizing demo

May 21, 2016

June – no meeting sheduled

July – no meeting scheduled – See you at the Conference!

August 20th, 2016

September 17th, 2016

October 15, 2016

November – no meeting scheduled

December – no meeting scheduled – Happy Holidays!

Zephyr Street Studios

1495 Zephyr St

Lakewood, Colorado 80214

Third Saturday

Next one: May 21, 2016


These monthly meetings are open to everyone!  Bring a friend or a loved one & introduce them to the world of Metalsmithing.  These are informal gatherings where each month we’ll choose a theme and announce it to members via email.  Make sure you are on our email list to get detailed information about each month’s theme.  Please contact if you have any questions or would like to provide a topic or a demonstration for the meeting.


The people that make it all happen.

  • Ryan Gardner

    Ryan Gardner

    Conference Coordinator
  • Susan Bucknam

    Susan Bucknam


    Plays with stones, tools, grandchildren, and cars.

  • J.C. Milner

    J.C. Milner

    Events Coordinator

    Creating sterling silver & resin jewelry since 1997 – Building a Little Birdhouse in Your Soul!

  • Jamie Mclandsborough

    Jamie Mclandsborough


    Goldsmith/CAD Modeler/Repair
    Traditional bench work and Innovative CAD modeling

  • Amy Sanders

    Amy Sanders


    Enamelist, metalsmith, mom of 2, and yet, I still set aside good quality time for watching Doctor Who.

  • Kirsten Denbow

    Kirsten Denbow


    Specializes in one of a kind and small edition enamel art jewelry. Offers classes and workshops.

  • Cynthia Topp

    Cynthia Topp

    Public Relations

    Artist / Life Coach
    Joyfully making jewelry and coaching creative entrepreneurs to financial and artistic success.




Feel free to email us
Just fill out this handy contact form


303 South Broadway, Suite 200-315
Denver, CO 80209


Benefits of Membership

Becoming a member of CoMA allows you to take full advantage of all the benefits that the Colorado Metalsmithing Association has to offer.  Get to know your fellow metalsmiths by attending workshops, slide presentations, and guest lectures.  Swap techniques, resources and share knowledge.


Other membership benefits:

— Advanced registration and discounted fees to the conference and all workshops
— Inclusion in the on-line members’ gallery with photo and link to your website
— Participation in our all-member shows at the conference and elsewhere
— Member emails to inform you of events
— Monthly member meet and greets
— Demo days
— Invitations to juried shows sponsored by CoMA
— Member’s discounts on entry fees to all SNAG competitions
— Discounted hotel rooms at SOFA Chicago


Membership Costs

Register/Pay On-Line

The membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st.  Membership renewal takes place each year in January.

Regular membership $40.00

Student membership $25.00

To qualify for Student Membership you must be enrolled in a degree program and be able to provide a copy of your current student ID/activity card upon request.

If you need further clarification or need to update your information please contact

Check or Money Order

If you prefer, you may send the membership form along with your check or money order to Colorado Metalsmithing Association at the following address:

303 S Broadway
Suite 200-315
Denver, CO 80209


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