Over 50 people followed the sound of ringing hammers to see our demos at our monthly open studio event last Friday. Anneville Jewelry Lab member Janet Herman taught her sold-out class how to use the20-ton hydraulic press and they created a collection of bees, flowers and other items that will be used in jewelry projects. Meanwhile Anne showed visitors the Japanese metalworking technique of Uchidashi and several people gave it a go themselves with our demo pitch bowl. In our raffle we gave away one of our new Anneville fridge magnets, a gift certificate for goodies from our General Store and TWO necklaces featuring freshly-pressed bees. Photos coming soon!
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!
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.
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.