Name: Hot Shop
Location: 123 S. Ridge St.
Use: Metalsmithing, glasswork, and encaustic painting
Architect: Anderson Hallas
Audio Narration: Becca Spiro
One of the most popular studios in the Breckenridge Arts District, the Hot Shop accommodates “hot arts” like silversmithing, lampworking, encaustic painting, and precious metal clay—a crafting medium that turns to bronze, silver, or other metal when fired. A new facility designed to be harmonious with the historic structures on campus, the Hot Shop takes up a small footprint, similar to simpler structures of the mining era. Inside, the contemporary space is outfitted with state-of-the-art ventilation and lighting systems, hanging electrical outlets, a silversmithing bench and settling tank, a hood for glass-blowing, and a kiln. Local art teachers keep the studio hopping with a robust schedule of demonstrations and hands-on workshops, and visiting artists light it up on special occasions.