Karen Christians holds a BFA in Metals ’97 from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Karen is a jewelry educator, maker, and writer in the metal arts. Karen founded the nonprofit jewelry school and community studio Metalwerx: in Waltham, MA, a non-profit school, and the Hot Craft Studio for Jewelry at Artisan’s Asylum MakerSpace in Somerville, MA. Her studio is at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, MA. She is the author of Making the Most of Your Flex Shaft and The Jewelry of Burning Man.