Jewelry Open Studio

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Jewelry Open Studio

Work on class or personal projects in the fully equipped studio with a trained monitor on hand.

Meeting Times
  1. Wed, 10/18/2023 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wed, 10/18/2023


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Open Studio, Has Prerequisite

Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio

Jewelry Making


Open studio provides members and guests a collaborative environment to pursue self-directed work, whether it’s finishing projects from classes or work on independent projects.

Tools and basic shop supplies are available, and a safety monitor is always on duty. Open studio does not include instruction like a class.


Registration is required for all members and guests. Registration for Open Studio closes the night before at 11:59 p.m. (Sunday at 11:59 pm for Monday evening OS, Tuesday 11:59 pm for Wednesday afternoon OS.)

There are seven spots available for general studio use and three spots for using the lapidary equipment. You can specify which type when you register. 


Bring your own towels.


A skills card is required. A skills card identifies the tools and equipment you have been cleared to work on. You can acquire a skills card by attending one of these classes:

Jewelers with previous experience can request a skills assessment by emailing 

Class Policies

  • Ages 14 and up are welcome.
  • If no registrants arrive for Open Studio by the end of the first hour, the monitor may close the studio. If you know that you will arrive more than an hour after the start time for OS, please email the registrar by 11:59 p.m. the day before.

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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