Janet Harriman

Janet Harriman

Teaching: Foldformed Jewelry: Earrings & Rings
Teaching: Painting With Enamels and Experimental Enameling
Teaching: Sterling Silver Metal Clay

Janet Harriman Jewelry
P.O. Box 117, Smyrna, NC 28579
(252) 729-8691

Janet Harriman is a PMC Certified Instructor and has over 40 years experience as a metalsmith and jeweler. Janet makes all of her jewelry from her own original designs. She has won awards, exhibited and been published since 1970.

Born April 4, 1950 and married since 1991 to Richard Doble, Janet Harriman has been making jewelry and winning awards for over 40 years. She has been teaching workshops for 20 years. She has been working with PMC and BRONZclay for for five years, and developing state-of-the-art techniques for using the these new materials.

Janet was invited to the National PMC Conference in 2008 and 2010 at Purdue University to demonstrate her methods, and an article she wrote about one of her discoveries was published in Glass on Metal magazine. Her jewelry is included in three PMC Annual Exceptional Work in Metal Clay books and Contemporary Metal Clay Rings by Hattie Sanderson. She continues to experiment today.

Janet has also been teaching private jewelry classes regularly in her studio or in the student’s studio covering: BRONZclay, foldforming, jewelry fabrication techniques, enameling, forming, wire work, setting up a studio, torch safety, soldering, mixed media and more.


  • Exhibiting
  • Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition, since 1981
  • Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc., since 1978
  • Carolina Designer Craftsmen, since 1975
  • Professional
  • The Enamelist Society
  • North Carolina Society of Goldsmiths
  • PMC Guild
  • Carteret County Arts Council, Board Member, 1991-1993

Gallery & Professional References


Handscapes Gallery | Fine Arts and Crafts
Alison Brooks, Owner
410 Front Street, Beaufort, NC

The Craft Shop Piedmont Craftsmen Inc.
601 North Trade St., Winston-Salem, NC

North Carolina Crafts Gallery
212 West Main St., Carrboro, NC


Tim McCreight

Nancy Trovillion, Deputy Director NC Arts Council
(919) 807-6526

Alison Brooks, Owner Handscapes Gallery
Beaufort, NC

Past Teaching & Workshops

Foldformed Jewelry Workshop at OQZO Metalsmith, Hillsborough, NC

Master Class With Janet Harriman: Foldforming And Enameling at The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC
Metal Clay Foldforming And Enameling Jewelry Workshop, Atlantic Beach, NC
Enameling Workshop at The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC
Image Transfer, Painting Enamels, and Enameling PMC, Ocracoke, NC
Spring Annual Jewelry Workshop, Ocracoke, NC
Master Class: Exploring Metal Clay and Foldforming at The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC
North Carolina Goldsmiths Society Workshop: BRONZclay, PMC and Enameling PMC at The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC
BRONZclay, PMC and Enameling PMC at Wildacres, NC
The Florida Society Of Goldsmiths
The West Coast Chapter Annual Retreat
2006 – 2007 (Spring/Fall)
Jewelry Workshops, Carteret Community College, intensive two day workshops, Morehead City, NC
Fall and Spring Jewelry Workshops, Ocracoke, NC
I have been teaching these workshops twice a year in the Spring and Fall
Taught classes covering jewelry fabrication and cloisonné enameling, Duke University Craft Center, Duke University, Durham, NC

Awards, Exhibits, Presentations, Publications

  • Ganoksin Project, Online Exhibition – Holding Place: A Repository of Containers and Vessels by Metalsmiths around the World, 2013
  • Metal Clay Today, listed in the instructor’s directory publication, 2013
  • Contemporary Metal Clay Rings, Hattie Sanderson, 2012 – Ring included in book
  • Exceptional Work in Metal Clay, PMC Guild Annual, included in three annual books: 2007, 2010, 2011
  • National PMC Conference, Purdue University, 2008, 2010
  • Demonstrated Enameling on PMC at the Tech Expo, 2008
  • Demonstrated Textures and Handmade Stencils on BRONZclay at the Tech Expo, 2010
  • 57/1: Exhibit of artists from the Premier Edition of the PMC Guild Annual, Stewart Center Gallery, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 2008
  • Through Women’s Eyes By Women’s Hands, Orange Co., Women’s Center, Annual Exhibition of NC Women Artists, Chapel Hill, NC, 2006
  • Art From The Heart, First Place Award in sculpture and 3D, Carteret County Arts Council, Morehead City, NC, 2004
  • Through Women’s Hands, Juror Choice Award, 17th Annual Exhibit of NC Women Artists, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 2001
  • Wearable Expressions, Palos Verde Art Center, CA, 1998
  • Expressions in Glass on Metal, North American East Enamels, juried exhibit, sponsored by the National Enamelist Guild, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, 1997
  • Regional Artist Project Grant Award, administered through NC Arts Council, 1996-1997
  • Jewelry included in a TV Movie, The Perfect Daughter, worn by the actress Tracey Gold, 1996
  • Through Women’s Eyes, Orange Co., Women’s Center, show of NC women artists, Juror’s Choice Award, 1995
  • Artsplosure Festival Purchase Award, Raleigh, NC, 1995
  • Carolina Designer Craftsmen Purchase Award, Raleigh, NC, 1995
  • Art From The Heart, Carteret Arts Council, Third Place Craft’s Award, 1994 & 1995
  • NC Azalea Festival, Honorable Mention, 1994
  • Art From The Heart, Carteret Arts Council, NC, Honorable Mention, 1993
  • NC Museum Of History, Second Juried Exhibit of NC Crafts, jewelry “Streamline” included, 1986
  • Centerfest, Honorable Mention Award, Durham, NC, 1984
  • Virginia Beach Arts Festival, VA, 1983
  • Coconut Grove Arts Festival, FL, 1983
  • Erotic Jewelry, Foree/Johnson Metalsmiths, Chapel Hill, NC, 1980
  • Twenty-Five-North Carolina Jewelers, exhibit, Western Carolina University, NC, 1980
  • Jewelry included in the Goodfellow Catalog of Wonderful Things, 1980
  • Appalachian Center For Crafts, Tennessee, opening exhibit, 1979
  • Beaufort County Arts Festival, Washington, NC, Second Place A Metals Award, 1978
  • Carolina Designer Craftsmen Exhibit, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC1978
  • C.E.T.A Art Exhibition, jewelry and weavings, two woman show, Arsenal House Gallery, Fayetteville, NC, 1977
  • One-From-A-Third, Exhibit of NC Third Century Artists, Durham Arts Council, Durham, NC, 1977
  • Raleigh Artists Community Craft Fair, Mixed Media and Design Award, Raleigh, NC, 1976
  • California College of Arts and Crafts Student Show, Oakland, CA, 1971
  • Moore College of Art Student Show, Philadelphia, PA, 1970

PMC Certification, Instruction, Publication

  • PMC Certified Instructor, Greenville, NC, 2006
  • East Carolina University Enamel Symposium, studied cloisonné with Marilyn Druin, Greenville, NC, 1998
  • 6/20 on Precious Metal Clay, magazine article authored by Janet Harriman and Brenda Rajkovich, published in Glass on Metal, The Enamelist Magazine, February, 2007


  • Penland School of Crafts, Work Scholarship, Penland, NC, 1983
    Studied: with Martha Glowacki Photo-Etching
  • Jewelry Workshop, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, 1982
    Studied: with Richard Mawdsley
  • Penland School of Crafts, Work Scholarship, Penland, NC, 1978
    Studied: cloisonné enameling with Beverly Paulsky
  • Penland School of Crafts, Work Scholarship, Penland, NC, 1976
    Studied: enameling with Bill Helwig (grisaille, limoge, and other enameling techniques)
  • Lapidary Class, Cheek Road Durham, N.C, 1974
    Studied: with Lloyd Allison (basic lapidary process, gem and mineral identification)
  • Penland School of Crafts, Work Scholarship, Penland, NC, 1974
    Studied: metalworking with Elliot Pujol, and Gary Nofke (forming, raizing, chasing, repousse, engraving, forging)
  • Oakland Parks and Recreation, Oakland, CA, 1972
    Studied: centrifugal casting with Mark Smith
  • Apprenticeship, San Francisco, CA, 1972
    Studied: with Steve Abruzzu (silver soldering, jewelry fabrication, inlay work)

Jewelry Work Experience

  • Artist-in-residence, Martin County, NC, Local C.E.T.A position, 1977-1979
    Duties: slide lectures on jewelry, metal demos, mask workshops, set up exhibits, organized a jewelry class at Martin Community College
  • Third Century Artist Grant, administered through NC Arts Council, Raleigh, NC, 1976-1977
    Duties: traveled southeastern NC demonstrating metalwork, mask making, slide lectures teaching workshops, part-time set aside for my own art work
  • Goldsmith Shop, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Chattanooga, TN, 1975
    Duties: production jewelry, wax and casting, repairs, gold work, designing


  • California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA, 1970-1972
    Studied: drawing, painting, and sculpture
  • College: Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA, 1968-1970
    Studied: drawing, painting, and sculpture
  • High School: Cold Spring Harbor High School, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, 1964-1968
    (National Honor Society 1966-1968)

The Studio

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OQZO Metalsmith is located in the beautiful and quiet woods of Hillsborough, North Carolina and provides a well-lit, well-equipped studio enviroment perfect for teaching and creating handmade sterling silver jewelry.

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