Dan Balk Jewelry Studio at The Greenhaus
We are artists, who live and work from our studio at The Greenhaus. We are committed to living as green as we can, and incorporating our lifestyle into our work. By creating our own metal alloys, out of recycled precious metals, and taking care to purchase our gemstones from ethical sources we strive to respect and protect the resources provided by our earth.
Dan Balk offers private basic jewelry making classes in sterling silver and gold. Dan is enrolling beginner students, hobbyists, and the artistically adventurous to hand make jewelry in our 1-Day classes. Students discover new abilities to design and create their own piece of jewelry under the guidance of a professional jeweler.
Dan Balk, has opened his jewelry studio for basic silversmithing classes 7 days a week, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. No experience is needed. Reservations are required. Each class is approximately 4 hours long. Students learn about jewelry in Dan’s fully equipped jewelry studio. Classes are one-on-one.
In the jewelry making classes, students will develop hands-on education in hand fabrication using raw materials. Students will gain awareness and practice in shop safety, design, creating silver sheets and wires, metal cutting, soldering and forming, and stone setting. Dan’s classes focus on projects that students can complete and develop confidence.
“America has a rich heritage of fine craft that is in jeopardy of being lost.” Dan offers his classes, “In an effort to preserve the traditional cultural arts of American crafts people. In an age where people are increasingly dependent upon computers, machines and mass produced goods, I believe it is extremely important to retain the time-honored skills of hand craftsmanship that have been passed down through hundreds of years from teacher to student.” -Dan Balk
Goldsmith and artist, Dan Balk, designs and fabricates every piece of jewelry from raw materials from his studio in Tampa, Florida. Each piece is one of a kind, designed by Dan, who creates his own sterling silver, 18K, and 14K alloys that he then fashions, mills, forges, fuses, and brazes into miniature sculptures for personal adornment. Dan selects and sets each stone, often performing his own lapidary work on select stones. Dan has complete contact and artistic connection with each piece of fine art jewelry from concept to collection. Call to create a custom order or make an appointment to view his fine art jewelry collection, 813-728-4325.
Dan Balk has been featured throughout the Tampa Bay community. He has recently been interviewed on television Fox 13 News Good Day Tampa Bay with Charley Belcher 2014 & 2015, as well as TV ABC 28 The List with Jake Peterson, and on TV Bay News 9 On the Town, and Tampa Bay Metro Magazine’s Artist Profile. The Tampa Tribune and TBO.com have also featured Dan in the Tampa Bay area community news sections. Other local publications that have featured Dan’s jewelry are Accent Tampa Bay, 813area.com, Voxxi.com, Visit Tampa, CBS 10 Best, and more.