Jimmy Freeman

Jimmy Freeman


Wabi-Sabi Metal Studio

Denver, CO USA

Don’t ever think your ship has sailed. Whatever age you are, whatever your experience level, and whatever art you’re doing, find your spot for that.


By Roadtrip Nation

Jimmy Freeman


My road in life has taken me all over.
I’ve been interested in art since I was a child.
Rather than go straight into the arts after high school, I started my career as a software engineer.
While I had built a career in software development, I kept finding myself dabbling in the arts—I’ve tried out a variety of mediums, including woodworking, floral design, and beaded jewelry.
I wanted to try my hand at something different, so I took classes in silversmithing at The Craft Guild of Dallas as a method of making components to incorporate into my beaded jewelry.
I liked silversmithing so much that I took the leap to specifically specialize in metals.
I relocated to Colorado and continued training at Denver School of Metal Arts and Boulder Metalsmithing Association.
I’ve worked with silver for the last 15 years and have my own studio at an artists collective, Wabi-Sabi Metal Studio.
Keep following my journey


High School



I hand-fabricate sterling silver jewelry.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

I make every component of a jewelry piece by hand. Any commission work I get goes to the front of my queue. Someone may contact me or come into my studio and request a piece of jewelry. We'll talk about the design and details of the piece. I'll give a price for it and start working on it. If I don't have any commissions, I'm always building pieces for inventory. I think about the next show that's coming up, decide what inventory I want, and then get to work. I also teach classes in the evenings.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Find other artists to work with. They don't even have to be using the same mediums that you're interested, but exposing yourself to other artists and their craft is a great way to learn about the art world.


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You can't make money as an artist."