Custom wedding rings, one-of-a-kind vessels and metal art.
Aka mokume gane central, the studio is where all the mokume magic happens - fusing, fabricating, rolling, patterning etc. All of my mokume gane rings and vessels are made right here, using the solid-state diffusion bonding method. When not fusing mokume or creating finished mokume pieces, I am passing on the techniques of mokume gane to students in my mokume gane workshops. I am happy to meet potential ring clients here at the studio, where they can see an overview of the mokume gane process, try on finished rings and discuss custom design options. More about my rings. More bio information and a gallery of my work.
You're Invited to Friday Night Liberty
Anneville is open on the first Friday of every month from 5-9pm. Stop by to see hammers forging, torches firing and maybe even some glowing gold! Enjoy nibbles while watching live jewelry-making demos and browsing my newest mokume gane jewelry - work too new to be seen anywhere else. If you are in the market for wedding rings, you can also have a close look at finished gold mokume gane ring samples and my ring portfolio. Friday Night Liberty is a fun, family-friendly event that happens on the first Friday of every month. Come explore the fabulous new Liberty Public Market, stroll through shops and peek in to working artist studios to see what's new - all for FREE. Anneville is just one of over 80 artist studios, galleries, museums and other art destinations open for this monthly event. With a dozen fabulous restaurants within walking distance, it makes a great evening out. And, we've got free parking! Hope to see you soon. More info about Friday Night Liberty can be found at NTC at Liberty Station.
A little history ...
The Ray Street Annex, 2007-2013
I founded my first San Diego studio, the Ray Street Annex, in 2007. It was a rustic cement-floored space, 150 square feet, wedged behind a gallery and looking onto a bustling street in North Park. It was there I first began creating custom mokume-gane rings for clients. I also started teaching private classes (only 4 students would fit in that small space) on mokume gane and many other jewelry and metalwork topics ranging from fold-forming to hinged bracelets. The area’s restaurant and nightlife scene grew right alongside my business, and 2013 found me looking for more space and a quieter, more client-friendly environment. Thankfully I found the Arts District at Liberty Station, a non-profit organization dedicated to making the arts more available to all San Diegans. Now I work in a light-filled studio with free parking, elevators, custodians, suite numbers and windows that look out onto a grassy tree-lined promenade. Not to mention all the shops, events and amazing restaurants just steps away. It was a dream come true for this mokume gane artist!