Ryan Kathleen Harmon was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of North Texas in 2011. During her stay there, she worked in the studio of renowned enamelist Harlan Butt learning cloisonne enamel techniques. In 2013 she completed studies at the Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology with certifications in Industrial Casting, CAD/CAM Design, and Gemology, as well as becoming a JA Level II Certified Bench Jeweler. After, Ryan worked as a bench jeweler, utilizing CAD/CAM to design custom bridal pieces and family heirlooms for clients in Central Texas. She now teaches classes at Creative Side Jewelry Academy.
When she’s not in the studio, Ryan enjoys spending time with her family and pets, as well as cultivating her collection of cacti and succulents.
“Loved the Casting 101 class with Ryan. She is a wonderful teacher! She makes you feel very comfortable while learning all of the challenging steps that go into the casting process. I would definitely take her class again!” -Adrienne, Casting 101 with Ryan Harmon