Daniel Valencia is a professional goldsmith and jeweler with over 30 years of experience designing, precious metalsmithing, and stonesetting. He has an extensive portfolio of original jewelry designs in fine metal and gemstones.
Fantastic course! Dan is a very knowledgeable and approachable instructor who brings a lot of passion for his craft to the classroom. Highly recommend.
We had a really small class just 4 of us. Dan gives great instruction - he demos each part of the process and then will provide additional assistance through each step of making your pieces. The studio is well equipped and they take COVID seriously with dividers between workstations and requiring masks and gloves (both provided) to all who enter. I’m already signed up for Metals 2!
The class was fun and we learned a lot! The instructors are knowledgeable, flexible and help to develop your creativity! I can’t wait to take Metals II.
This class was amazing! The instructor, Dan, was an excellent teacher. In addition to being incredibly talented, he’s enormously entertaining. I had an awesome weekend learning how to set stones and had a great time, too. I would highly recommend this course.
I really enjoyed the class. You will learn proper techniques from highly skilled instructors to build a good foundation for starting your metal-smithing experience. The benches used are well appointed with quality tools and equipment making it easy to learn the right way to do things. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in learning how to make sterling silver jewelry.
I enjoyed the class! The benches were well equipped and proper use of tools was a focus. Both Dan and Emily were a wealth of knowledge. They were patient and helped everyone meet with success.
Dan is an amazing teacher! I signed up for the metals 2 class as soon as I finished metals 1. His jewelry making techniques are awesome and the level of information he provides for each step in the process is great!
Dan is a great instructor. We began working in silver right away and made a whole bunch of wonderful projects! I am excited to take Metals 2!
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