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.
Join us for our monthly open studio event to liberate your toolbox, score some great deals and help our community! We'll be collecting donations with every sale for the Jewish Family Services Downtown Migrant Shelter.
Have something to sell or swap? Fill out our Makers Sign Up Form.
We had a wonderful turnout for our first Anneville Jewelry Lab Student Sale on Friday, June 7th. We were blessed with good weather and (thanks to Anne's swift action) a great location on a patio right near the Jewelry Lab. Our student artists created appealing displays of their own items and then worked together to quickly create an inviting, u-shaped exhibit that well represented the Lab as an organization. We were a bit concerned by the late-breaking detail that we'd have no electricity (gah!) but we gathered up our camping lights and bravely continued. Meanwhile, up in the Lab, Anne did some mokume gane patterning demos and we had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones. We were thrilled by a visit from our new instructor, Alexandra Hart as well as our dear friend Helen Shirk (each accompanied by their handsome beaus). It was great to see students from the lab and different classes coming together to meet for the first time. I'm so impressed by how much work and thoughtfulness everyone put in to making this event a success. Be sure to view our fun photos.
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Celebrate all the moms by giving the gift of life! Ame here, Lab Coordinator. As many of you know, my mom passed into the great beyond a few years ago so I can't take her out for a swanky Mother's Day brunch. But instead of having a sad day missing her, I'm donating blood in her honor. Did you know that one donation can save several lives? The process is almost completely painless (2 tiny micro-second needle sticks), the people are super friendly, it's really fast and they always have great snacks. Come donate with us on Sunday and you'll get the satisfaction of knowing that you're fulfilling a life-saving, urgent need in our community. Walk-ins are welcome or, for optimum speediness, you can reserve a spot by calling 1-800-469-7322 or you can make an online appointment.
The Anneville Fair Team is an informal group of makers working together on wearable jewelry projects for the San Diego County Fair.
Deadline April 26th • $10 per entry fair fee.
Collaborative Lab Sessions
Tuesdays: 2-5 Open Lab Team Work Session - 15 min. Coaching session with Anne (optional).
Wednesdays: 2-5 Open Lab Team Work Session - 15 min. Coaching session with Julie (optional).
Thursdays: 2-5 Open Lab Team Work Session
Saturdays: 2-5 Team Work Session (on Open Lab days)
Anneville Jewelry Lab offers low cost hourly bench rentals in our Open Lab throughout the week. We’re located in sunny San Diego’s Liberty Station with abundant free parking, artisan coffee and a wide array of food options. In addition to the Anneville Jewelry Club we offer ongoing jewelry/metal arts classes from beginner basics to advanced techniques with new classes starting all the time.
Join the Fair Team! Sign up in person at The Lab.
Know someone who might be interested? Download a flyer.
Want to know more about the free Anneville Jewelry Club? Visit our Club page.
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.