Introduction to Enameling: Opaques

Jewelry & Fine Metals

Introduction to Enameling: Opaques

Brighten up your copper jewelry with enamel!

Meeting Times
  1. Sat, 4/6/2024 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  2. Sun, 4/7/2024 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Sat, 4/6/2024 - Sun, 4/7/2024

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Class, No Prerequisite

Jewelry & Fine Metals Studio

Enameling, Jewelry Making, Free at BARN

Free at BARN is Made Possible Thanks to Support From:

Bainbridge Community Foundation


This two-session class will introduce you to the vast world of enameling.

Topics covered include torch and kiln firing, painting and sifting techniques, metal preparation, and several enameling techniques. All base materials are provided. Completion of this class gains you access to focused open studio for enameling and use of the enameling equipment. Open studio time for enameling is separate from general use open studio due to the sensitivity of the materials used.


No jewelry experience is needed. This class fulfills the prerequisite for other enameling classes on the schedule.


A $30 materials fee, included in the price of the class, covers all materials needed. Students will have an opportunity to purchase additional copper to make blanks (please bring cash or check) and are welcome to bring any copper of their own.

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Instructors or Guides

Karin Luvaas

Karin Luvaas is a Bainbridge Island artist and jeweler with a degree in encaustics, painting, and metal sculpture. She has studied under numerous jewelry masters including Blaine Lewis, founder of New Approach School for Jewelers in Tennessee, and achieved graduate jeweler status under Alan Revere of the world-renowned Revere Academy of San Francisco. Karin also is a GIA Graduate Gemologist and holds a Jewelers of America Bench Jeweler Technician certificate. Her current work can be seen at

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