Learn how to carve a pendant out of wax and then fill the cells with enamel. Champlevé is a type of enamelwork made by cutting away or creating cells in a metal plate and then filling with colored enamel.
Topics to be covered include:
Day 1: Learn how to design, carve, and shape a wax pendant that will be cast in sterling silver.
Day 2: Learn the art of champlevé enameling. Wet packing, kiln firing, and cleaning will all be covered.
This is a beginner/intermediate class. No experience necessary.
- $40 materials fee is included in the tuition. This cost covers 6 grams of sterling silver. Please bring cash or check to cover any additional grams of silver that you might need.
- 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.
- Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time.
- Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & 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.
Jody Lyle is a goldsmith with over 25 years of experience designing and making jewelry. She graduated from the University of North Texas where she studied with Harlan Butt and has continued her education over the years with classes with masters, apprenticeships, trade school training, skill-building classes, and lots of bench time. She believes in learning by doing, listening to others’ experiences, and looking at how things are made around you. Her main focus right now is wax carving, fabrication, chasing, and repoussé. She works mostly with silver, gold, steel, rock, semi-precious and precious stones to create fun and beautiful pieces to be worn and enjoyed. Her work can be seen on Instagram @movingmetals and Flickr.
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.