Jewelry Making Classes
Katie has been instructing students in jewelry making, design, and silversmithing since 2009.
She teaches a range of topics and experience levels from beginning to advanced, and from basics to specific more advanced topics including classes on enameling for jewelry, stone setting, and lost wax casting.
Since 2012, Katie has focused mostly on teaching private and group out of her own studio (as well as later at MAKE MADE Jewelry [est. 2019] in downtown Greenville, SC).
Select teaching experience outside of Katie's personal studio(s) is listed below.
Flush Setting Workshop
Pocosin Arts, online course
Central Peidmont Community College, Charlotte NC
SC National Art Education Association Conference
Summer Courses, Metals
Substitute Teaching, Metals
Fine Arts Center, Greenville SC
Summer Course, Metals
SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville SC
Greenville Center for Contemporary Arts, Greenville SC
Institutions + Art Centers
Beginning Metals + 3D Design
Arizona State University, Tempe AZ
Beginning Metals + Advanced Topics in Jewelry
Winthrop University, Rock Hill SC
Beginning, Intermediate, + Advanced Topics
Tryon Arts and Crafts, Tryon NC
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN
Make + Sip
Katie has been teaching Make + Sip Classes in Greenville SC since 2012!
These fun filled, action packed classes are a crash course in jewelry making -- perfect for the DIYer, a group of girlfriends, or your office group outing or teambuilding event! Class lengths vary from 3-5 hours depending on topic.
True entry level classes, these topics give a quick and dirty approach to learning new skills, and all attendees leave with wearable (or usable) jewelry or functional objects.
*perfect for groups of 5-12
*birthdays, bachelorette, and teambuilding events
*many topics available - from rings and earrings to drink stirrers and cheese markers
*pick your own topic + time available for private groups
*appropriate for age 10+
(adult co-classmate required for those under 16)
For the serious or prospective hobbyist, these classes cover all the basics of Silversmithing.
Beginner levels introduce fundamentals, while Intermediate classes are for those with prior experience.
Beginner classes cover sawing, soldering, basic texturing, annealing, and basic forming.
Intermediate courses vary and rotate different topics throughout the year.
*All intermediate classes require at least one beginner level course as a pre-requisite.
Private Jewelry Making Lessons
Learning what you want, one-on-one.
Some private students come with prior experience or knowledge, and some have none. Either is perfectly fine!
Topics are chosen based on your interests.
A few of the most commonly requested classes are beginning jewelry making basics, various types of stone setting, enamelling, and lost wax casting.
Private lessons start with a 'getting to know you' conversation to understand your needs/desires and experience and introduce you to Katie's instruction style, expectations, and studio.
*Special rates are available for students who want to spend 15+ hours in private lessons.
Katie's current Studio is located right off the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville, SC.
The studio is an industrial space that is approximately 4 miles from downtown Greenville.
The Jewelry Studio is fully equipped -- with all the tools necessary for in-house lost wax casting and sheet metal fabrication to 3D printing, enamelling, and many other techniques.