Intro to Enameling: Opaques

  • Saturday, September 25, 2021
  • Sunday, September 26, 2021
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, September 26, 2021, 10:00 AM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE092521KL
  • 3


  • $254 + $40 materials fee
  • $195 + $40 Materials fee

Registration is closed

Add dynamic color to your jewelry with enamel! This two session class will introduce you to the vast world of enameling. You will learn different techniques that can be combined or used separately.

Topics to be covered include: torch and kiln firing, painting and sifting techniques, surface textures, sgraffito, limoges, and multiple enameling techniques. All base materials will be provided.

Completion of this Intro 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 being used. 


  • No jewelry experience needed for this class. This class fulfills the prerequisite for other enameling classes we have on the schedule.
  • $40 materials fee will be added to 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.
  • We will take one 15-30 minute break if you want to bring food/ snacks. BARN has a refrigerator to store your lunch, located on the lower level.
  • BARN is practicing safety measures for the health and well-being of all participants, in accordance with state and CDC guidelines. Masks are required. Please read the overall BARN safety policies here.
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes. Wear hearing protectors when warranted and safety glasses; bring your own or use BARN's. Tie back long hair. Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry; roll up sleeves.
  • Tuition assistance is available. Click here to apply. 


Karin Lee Luvaas is a local 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 renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California, is also a GIA certified Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate.

Karin’s current work can be viewed on Instagram @karinluvaas.

Contact: [email protected]

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