Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel. This two-session class will introduce you to the vast world of enameling.
Topics covered include torch and kiln firing, painting and sifting techniques, metal preparation, and several enameling techniques. All base materials are provided.
Completion of this class gains you access to focused open studio for enameling and use of the enameling equipment. Open studio time for enameling is separate from general use open studio due to the sensitivity of the materials used.
No jewelry experience is needed. This class fulfills the prerequisite for other enameling classes on the schedule.
A $30 materials fee will be added to the class fee when you register. Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional copper to make blanks (please bring cash or check) and are welcome to bring any copper of their own.
Please read BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program.
Karin Luvaas - Karen is a Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler. With an art degree in encaustics, painting and metal sculpture; Karin has studied under acclaimed enameling jewelry masters Linda Darty, Jessica Calderwood, Mi-Sook Hur, and Aurélie Guillaume. Karin achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world's-renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, Calif., is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.