Lauren Tobey

((  designer/maker/instructor  ))

Ever since I was tiny, I wanted to make things, especially jewelry.  Clay, string, wire, anything. I followed this childhood fascination and landed in Albuquerque, New Mexico where I identified a need for a co-working studio space that artists could use for their own production and educational needs.  Meltdown Studio came to be in 2006, and it has evolved ever since.  Meltdown Studio Jewelry is wearable documentation of all the things I have learned and loved along the way.    

My passion for educating others and providing opportunities for emerging jewelry artists is the foundation for apprenticeships and production assistant/maker positions at Meltdown Studio.