Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by to sip sangria, nibble on pan de muertos and Anne's fresh chile lime fruit and help us celebrate our first anniversary. We really appreciated the help of our fabulous volunteers Karen Rood, Yoko Rover, and Jean Franceschiello. We especially enjoyed the company of dear friends & students Guadelupe & Ray and Marie & Pat, both of whom stayed and visited, which was a real joy. The free 8pm raffle was quite a hit with Anne (student) winning Jeff Fulkerson's rhodocrosite cabochon, an adorable dad & daughter duo winning (with absolute delight) Julie's Monroe's enamel calavera pendant, Marie (of Marie & Pat!) winning Anne's calavera brooch and our own Carol Miles winning the grand prize of a free one month Gold membership to the lab ($150 value!). Continue on for photos.
It's hard to believe that we opened our doors a whole year ago. In that time we've cultivated a family of 120 active students and 5 instructors - all of whom bring their own wonderful ideas, questions and expertise to every class. Over the past 10 months we've hosted 25 classes, 3 visiting artist workshops and logged dozens of open lab hours. Our mailing list has steadily grown to over 600 contacts and we have tons of interesting photos, videos and tips & tricks to post our Instagram and Facebook feeds. There's so much going on it's hard to find the time to parse through it all! But we're working on a fun slideshow so stay tuned.
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.