Enameling Series: Forming Bowls Using the Hydraulic Press

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, 1:00 PM 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code JE091322KL+JH
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  • $211 + $28 materials fee
  • $163 + $28 materials fee


    Registration closes September 12th

Registration is closed

This class has prerequisites. Please see the description below before registering.

Enameled bowls photo courtesy Abby WyattLearn how to make shallow copper bowls and decorate them with enamel.

Topics to be covered include:

Day 1: Using the hydraulic press and silhouette dies, you will form shallow bowls out of copper sheet. You will also learn how to finish the edges using the belt sander and grinder.

Day 2: Learn sifting techniques for bowls and decorate your copper bowls with enamel.

Students should bring:

  • Towels for drying hands and metal
  • Optional: Embellishments to personalize your bowl decorations
  • To make more bowls, bring 4.25” x 4.25” of 22 or 24 gauge copper for each bowl


  • Prerequisites: Intro to Enameling: Opaques. Please login to your BARN account, click on your profile name and check the link "My event registrations" to ensure you have completed this prerequisite class.
  • A $28 Materials Fee is included in the cost of the class. Your materials fee covers enamels and copper sheet to make four bowls.
  • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio. 
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health and safety protocols.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


Joan HammondJoan Hammond began working in metal in 1994 when she started taking metalsmithing classes as an antidote to documenting computer software. What she discovered was a medium that not only utilized her previous training in painting, printmaking, and ceramics but also opened the possibilities of creating art that can be worn. Family artifacts and history, plants and animals, and the textiles and jewelry of non-Western cultures inspire her current work, which she executes using various fabrication techniques, including chasing and repoussé.

Hammond exhibits locally and nationally, and her work has been published in Metalsmith magazine’s Exhibition in Print. She is a member of the Seattle Metals Guild; has served on the Board of Northwest Designer craftsmen; and co-chaired a national conference for the Society of North American Goldsmiths. She is currently the Lead for the Jewelry and Fine Metals Studio at BARN.

Karin Luvaas 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 jewelry masters Michael Boyd, Kent Raible, Petra Class, and Sarah Graham and achieved Graduate Jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco, California.  Karin 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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