What is it? The Anneville Jewelry Lab offers online classes and workshops along with free metal arts events designed to be a supportive community for jewelers and metalsmiths of all levels from beginners to masters. The Lab is co-owned by Anne Wolf and Ame Stanko and features students, teachers, artisans and makers from around the world.
Who we are
Anne Wolf: Owner, Head Instructor I have been teaching jewelry/metalwork classes and creating custom mokume-gane wedding rings, jewelry and one-of-a-kind metal art objects since 1991. I earned my Masters of Fine Art in Jewelry/Metals in 1999, training primarily under Helen Shirk and Arline Fisch at San Diego State University. From 2003-2014 I taught a four-level jewelry/metals course at Southwestern College in Chula Vista. In 2007 I met a group of mokume artists working in Northern California - Toshiyuki Kawai, Earl Bushey, Jerry Blanchard and Gene Novagratsky. With them I learned to fuse, forge and pattern mokume gane using traditional Japanese methods. My work has been shown across the U.S. and in international venues such as the Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus in Hanau, Germany and the Tsubame Industrial Materials Museum in Tsubame, Japan. About rings | Bio and gallery.
Ame Stanko: Lab Coordinator, Graphic Designer After working mostly alone in my home office since 2005 I was intrigued by the opportunity to provide part-time staffing, product development, graphic design and PR for Anneville and jumped at the chance. I started building websites and multimedia projects way back at the dawn of the interwebs and currently own Pixel Lava Interactive, where I help small business and nonprofits with their websites, graphic design and public relations initiatives. Now I'm applying that skillset to Anneville where I can work collaboratively with a group of inspiring, fascinating artists and fellow Liberty Station business owners. I'm looking forward to developing more creative work of my own as a result. When I'm not working I love gardening, lifting weights and being outdoors. Visit my site at PixelLava.com.
"Mokume gane patterning with chisels was one of the most enjoyable courses I've ever done." ~ Helen M, Sydney Australia