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Arrowmont Craft Conversations: Jewelers Anne Havel and Deb Karash

Jewelry artists Anne Havel and Deb Karash taught side-by-side workshops at Arrowmont in 2021. The two joined Arrowmont Craft Conversations for a discussion of their work – the ways their different techniques can compliment the other’s workshop, their shared pursuit of color, and their experiences teaching and encouraging students in the studio and in the professional world.

Anne Havel is a Vermont based independent studio artist for 19 years. Work has recently been included in Contemporary Jewelry Design, by Loretta Lam and The Art of Fine Enameling, Second Edition, by Karen Cohen. Work is included in the permanent collection of the Enamel Arts Foundation as well as numerous private collections. Anne is treasurer of The Enamelist Society, Pocosin Arts, Enamel Guild North East, and a board member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. annehavel.com

Deb Karash is a full time artist and workshop instructor is known for her colorful jewelry and her technique for drawing on metal with colored pencil. She received her MA in jewelry and metalsmithing from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois. Most recently her solo exhibition “Beyond the Body” was shown at Wesleyan College and featured in Ornament Magazine. Her work was published in Lapidary Journal, Art Jewelry Magazine, Jewellery Arts Magazine (UK), and the Penland Book of Jewelry. Karash taught workshops throughout the U.S. and in the UK, Australia, Mexico, and Canada. Recently, she invented two tools for jewelers currently sold by Rio Grande. debkarash.com


ARROWMONT CRAFT CONVERSATIONS is a video series that highlights artists in the Arrowmont community. Our partnership with Arrowmont faculty and community members has contributed to Arrowmont’s longevity, growth as a school of arts and crafts, and our reputation as an institution that welcomes everyone. The artists who appear in this series exemplify the characteristics that represent the School — they span generations and are among the most experienced, capable, and innovative in the arts and crafts world.

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