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.
June 7th, 2019 • 5-9pm
Pop Up Market • Live Concerts • Craft Beer Garden
Our students are busily working on their Spring jewelry collections and we're super excited to be hosting our first Jewelry Lab Student Sale! Come meet our student makers and browse their beautiful, handmade jewelry & gifts in the outdoor bazaar. We'll also be open in the Lab where Anne Wolf will be doing live Japanese metalworking demos and you can even try your hand - just follow the sound of hammering upstairs in Barracks 15. Totally free and fun for the whole family. Live demos at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. Get directions.
Pendant by Alyssa Ihle, pendant by Cindy McQuade, Mokume gane rings by Karen Rood and Karen working on a square wire bracelet in The Lab. Click any image for a larger view.
As Anne was preparing for SNAG (the Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference), I finally had a chance to go through my photos and put together our first brochure. The primary job of any brochure is to clearly communicate one's offerings and carry the brand message, so that was my main goal. Conceptually, I really wanted to highlight the community that we're working to create here at the Jewelry Lab. To that end, I was thrilled with some of the photos I've been getting with our new Canon 80D and put them to good use (although several images are just iPhone 6 shots - can you tell which are which?). A third imperative was to make our brochure more than simply a marketing tool. We knew wanted to make it something fun and useful so people would want to put it right up on their studio wall, and I think we succeeded.
See more of her work at AlexandraHart.com.
We are really thrilled to be hosting Alexandra "Alix" Hart for an class in July and our students are already very excited.
Using and promoting responsibly sourced and recycled precious materials, fine art jewelry designer-goldsmith and sculptor Alexandra Hart creates one of a kind and limited edition couture art-jewelry. With both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Art and Metalsmithing, with fashion and production experience designing for Karl Lagerfeld and Givenchy fashion jewelry, and fine jewelry design and manufacturing for Barbara Heinrich Studio, she has expertise in the avant-garde, fashion design and high-end goldsmithing.
It is my greatest desire to create work that adds value and contributes positively to the world. My designs celebrate the power and beauty of nature."
Alix will be teaching Hollow form and Anti-Clastic Raising at Anneville Jewelry Lab July 10-Aug 14, 2019 in a 6 week series on Wednesdays from 6-9pm. Learn the basic concepts and techniques perfected by Georg Jensen and later Hekki Seppa of hollow forming and anti-clastic hammering to create two finished jewelry projects: a pendant and bracelet. Get to know and control the movement of the metal using the most fundamental and direct techniques of a few hammers and forms. Beginners can learn every step in the process- soldering is not required, and intermediate and advanced can expand the projects to their own levels. Register.
See more of her work at AlexandraHart.com.
Over 35 attendees stopped by our March 1st Friday Night Liberty to watch Anne and Julie demonstrate their ingeniously unique metalworking techniques. Julie started things off with her unconventional torch-fired enamels. She wowed visitors with the transformation of white powdered glass into colorful, organic patterns. Meanwhile Anne showed off her fascinating hido quench trick for transforming normal metal into brilliant red gradients. Read on for photos!
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.