Add Textured Metal to Your Design Vocabulary

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Add Textured Metal to Your Design Vocabulary

Add texture to sheet metal using the rolling mill.

Meeting Times
  1. Tue, 10/31/2023 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tue, 10/31/2023


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Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio

Jewelry Making


This skills-based class teaches you how to texture sheet metal using the rolling mill. By putting metal through the rolling mill with a texturing material, such as a paper or steel texture plate, you press the design into the metal.

Texturing makes the surface of copper, brass, or silver sheet more interesting because the variations in depth catch the light differently. It also can enhance the design of your project by conveying a theme, such as flowing water, wood grain, or patterned fabric.


Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate


    You will make several sheets of textured metal that you can use as a base for future projects such as pendants, brooches, earrings, and more. You can use the metal as-is or enamel it.


    • A $23 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers the materials needed.
    • Students should bring:
      • Apron
      • Towels for drying metal and hands
      • Pen, notebook, Ultra Fine-Point Sharpie or other pen that writes on metal


      It is recommended that you have taken Introduction to Jewelry: Skills Class and Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch at BARN or equivalent classes elsewhere. 

      You must be able to cut, file, and anneal metal.

      Class Policies

      • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
      • For your safety, please:
        • Wear closed-toe shoes
        • Tie back long hair
        • Wear natural-fiber clothing
        • Avoid loose-fitting clothing and jewelry

      BARN Policies

      Instructors or Guides

      Joan Hammond

      Joan 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 used her 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. Her work has been published in Metalsmith magazine’s Exhibition in Print. She is a member of the Seattle Metals Guild and an active volunteer and instructor at BARN.

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