We are thrilled to announce that lapidary artist Jeff Fulkerson be teaching Boho Bling Earrings next month. Jeff is an award-winning artist and contributor to Jewelry Artist Magazine and has taught at the Museum of Man, Granite Hills High School, Bead Fest, Oskadusa and many other venues. When he's not busy creating gorgeous jewelry and teaching he's working on a series of instructional books and videos - he's amazing! He has studied with many great Native American artists including Richard Tsosie (Navajo), Jesse Monogya (Hopi/Navajo) and Michael Cheatham (Cherokee). Read Jeff's full bio.
Stop by Anneville Jewelry Lab on the First Friday in August (8/2/19) to browse beautiful cabochons and explore the world of semi-precious gemstones with master lapidarist Michael Hendrix of Minarex. Michael cuts each stone by hand in his San Diego County studio. Each creation is unique, like a miniature painting full of nature's colors and textures, ready to be part of a unique jewelry creation. Not a jeweler? No worries - our jewelers will be on hand to discuss a custom commission to set your newfound gem. Or even better, you can take one of our upcoming classes and learn to set it yourself!
Then head over to Anneville Studio to meet steel and gold artist Bette Barnett! She'll will have an array of work on display and be discussing her fascinating Keum Boo technique and more. First Friday is a fun, family-friendly event that happens every month. Come explore the fabulous new Liberty Public Market, stroll through shops and visit 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. Get directions.
We're pretty darned excited to be sending off our very first official advertising buy! It's with Metalsmith Magazine and will be appearing in an upcoming edition. The top left photo was taken at Anneville Jewelry Lab back in March and features talented young metalsmith Lincoln Hatfield learning uchidashi from Ford Hallam. The second photo shows Anne marveling at student Yoko Rover's uchidashi gourd during Ford Hallam's class. From there we showcased the work of three of our instructors. The first image is of Anne's 18k gold "Butterfly" mokume gane ring which was a special commission for Hiroko Sato-Pijanowski. Next is Bette Barnett's stunning "Discovery" ring featuring her signature steel & gold work with a gorgeous boulder opal. The next piece is a copper/brass/sterling silver mokume gane box by Anne Wolf and the last photo is Ford Hallam's exquisite tiger tsuba with its minute gold and shakudo inlays.
We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the hard work and generous contributions of our makers (Karen R., Karen F., Susan, Abby), shopper/donors (Alix S., Geraldine, Jaime, Jeremiah, Andrew, Peter, Jeremy, Luz, Rosalva, Helen, Gabrielle, Amber, Michelle, Nichole, Cecilia, Karen, Beth, Jean, Anne T., Carol, Ame and more), neighbors (Ron and Gary), teachers (Anne, Julie and Alix) and others, we have now raised $520 for Jewish Family Services to support the Downtown Migrant Shelter. We have one day left in our campaign so I'll update the tally on Wednesday with our final figure. #GoTeam! Continue on to see photos and learn more about JFS.
At the San Diego County Fair this year, talented Anneville students and teachers took home multiple 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons in several categories … including acrylic painting!
The work period up to the fair was full of focused energy, the pre-fair sunset cocktails event was wonderful (thanks Cindy!) and the Exhibitor Night Party was great fun. Every time we came around a corner … BOOM another ribbon! And we had a great time listening to fairgoers view the work too “Oh, this one is so creative.” and “Wow, look at the detail on that!”. Two of our students were even contacted to sell their entries.
Our July #FirstFriday #ShopAndSwap#OpenStudio was a big success! We had about 75 visitors come through to enjoy browsing our Maker's Rummage Sale (which extended out into the hallway), watching @alexandrahartmfa doing her fascinating #anticlasticraising demos and @paparon1943 demonstrating his #FrenchMarquetry work. We also had Abby selling her beautiful #cabochons, Susan with cabochons and lots more, and generous donations of goodies by Karen F. and Karen R. So far weâve raised almost $300 for #JewishFamilyServices in support of the Downtown Migrant Shelter - and weâre not done yet! (More on that in the next post). Super-duper big thanks to the wonderful Joanne & Herb Hein @joannehein and @growinggreeninteractions for their fabulous set up, cashiering and MC Services! And now for the winners of our JFS fundraiser raffle ....
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.