We are excited to announce our first visiting artists - Ford Hallam and Bette Barnett! And introducing a new Anneville instructor, Julie Monroe.
January has been busy but delightful so far - what a joy to talk with talented jewelers and metalsmiths from all over the planet, figuring out the schedule and logistics for them to come share their specialized knowledge here at Anneville. Exact dates and registration coming soon, but in the meantime let me introduce you to three amazing artists who will be offering classes or workshops at Anneville this year - Ford Hallam, Bette Barnett and Julie Monroe.
Did you know that we have the 14th century English poet Chaucer (author of the Canterbury Tales) to thank for making Valentine's Day a romantic holiday? Since then it has become an occasion to express love with presents and cards. If you're looking for a unique gift, how about skipping the flowers and giving your crafty loved one something they'll really enjoy - a gift certificate to the new Anneville Jewelry Lab? At our February FNL we'll be offering discounted Lab gift certificates and selected Anneville Studio pendants and rings - and the first 5 customers get a FREE heart-shaped box of chocolates (or a cute bag, if you're not the chocolate type). We'll also have music, nibbles and sips so stop by to see Anne's newest creations and help us celebrate Saint Valentinus! Get directions.
As we close out 2018 we want to wish you and your family a very merry Solstice, a merry Christmas, a happy Kwanzaa and a joyous New Year. From England to Japan to a whole new business endeavor, 2018 has been a whirlwind. We hope that the holidays bring you peaceful joy and that you share our excitement for the coming year. From our family to yours, Happy Holidays.
December heralded the opening of Anneville Jewelry Lab with our Lab Warming on December 7th and many equipment additions and lab improvements. We installed our state-of-the-art Durabull ventilation system, we got our fancy online registration system up and running with all of our class offerings listed, we put in a stylish new lobby rug, we installed our high-speed wi-fi, and we now have a fabulous glass display case to show off the completed jewelry and metalwork of our members. We also conducted 15 safety orientations, booked 30 hours of user lab time and sold out one of our 2019 classes!
Friday January 4th, 5-9pm
We're thrilled to announce that Anneville Jewelry Lab is now officially open! We've been working hard on San Diego's newest jewelry maker co-work space so come by and help us celebrate with music, nibbles & sips and a raffle with all sorts of cool prizes (including free passes!). We'll also be offering exclusive memberships and discounted packages so you can ring in the New Year by making your art a priority. At The Jewelry Lab you'll find a space dedicated to creative focus and stocked with the top notch equipment needed to hone your craft. But Anneville is more than tools, it's a friendly, growing metal arts community. So stop by to have a look and help us celebrate!
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.