Jewelry Open Studio

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Jewelry Open Studio

Meeting Times
  1. Wed, 9/20/2023 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wed, 9/20/2023


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Open Studio, Has Prerequisite

Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio

Jewelry Making


Open studio in BARN’s fully equipped Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio provides members and guests a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s to finish projects from classes or to work on independent projects. BARN provides tools and basic shop supplies. 

A trained safety monitor is always on duty. However, open studio does not include instruction like a class.


  • Free for members. Guests pay $20.
  • Registration is required for all members and guests.
  • There are five spots available for general studio use and three spots for using the lapidary equipment. You can specify which type when you register. 



Please bring your own towels for all studio activities. 


A Skills Card is required for all Open Studio participants. A Skills Card identifies the tools and equipment that you have been cleared to work on. You can acquire a Skills Card by attending one of these BARN classes: Introduction to Jewelry Skills, Introduction to the Jeweler's Torch, Introduction to Lapidary, Introduction to Enameling and others. Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment by emailing 

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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