How did the Den turn from community studio for students to Toronto’s most popular goldsmith learning experience? Quite organically in fact. People were so drawn to the energy in the space that friends and clients started hanging out to watch and learn while their projects were coming to life in the hands of enthusiastic young jewellers.
The Light Bulb
Master Goldsmith and Entrepreneur Kristin Calkins started the Den as an affordable and community focused studio for jewelers without limitations to their creative endeavors. Mostly students and learn-it-all’s, there was a huge sharing of education to the point where people started asking: “Can I do that?”
A light bulb went off. “Yes, you can!”
Now 6 years later we are sharing our passion and education every week in our hands-on workshops and grown from a one woman team to a team of 9; all here to expand Toronto’s creative scene and keep people trying new things! Join our learn-it-all community and keep the fire lite, literally.