Private Lessons - Meet the Instructors

Private lessons as well as group events in basic jewelry fabrication or specialized techniques can be scheduled. We have experienced instructors available to work with all levels.

Sessions are held in our fully equipped studio in the University District of Seattle, WA.

Learn more or submit a private lesson request form HERE.


Bio: Dana Cassara began practicing the art of silversmithing at North Seattle Community College in 1992. She discovered her love for the craft after returning to school to pursue a teaching degree with a focus in social studies. She graduated from the University of Washington in 1998 with a B.A. in Comparative History of Ideas as well as Interdisciplinary Arts, because she just couldn’t stay out of the art department. She has been teaching jewelry design since 1999 and loves what she does. Her aim as an instructor is to guide individuals through the learning process offering solid technical information, personalized attention, and lots of fun. With the intention of setting students on the path towards transforming their ideas into solid form, she hopes students will take the experience they gain in this studio beyond the classroom into their everyday life where problem solving skills and a profound sense of achievement always come in handy!

Specialties: basic metalsmithing, mechanisms, cabochon stone setting

Typical availability: weekday mornings

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Barbara Knuth

-Great with kids
-Basic metalsmithing



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Juan Reyes

-Silver reticulation



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Maru Almeida

-Wax working
-Stone setting



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    Tegan Wallace

    -Great with kids



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