One hour pre-recorded live stream video class available now
Instructor: Anne Wolf. Tuition: FREE
Anne shows us a few patina samples and talks a bit about her recent chasing workshop with master metalsmith David Huang. Since Covid has the Lab temporarily closed, Anne also provides ideas for doing jewelry metal arts at home with simple tools and materials that you might find on hand. As Anne explains, she taught jewelry metal arts at Southwestern College here in San Diego for many years. Her young students had tons of great ideas but not much money so Anne would help them set up their home studios by re-purposing things like nails, claw hammers, power drills and 2x4s. We are planning to delve further into that topic in future videos with a look at different types of torches and more. As with our previous videos, we were thrilled to see online friends join in the discussion and we got some great tips! When you watch the recording, be sure to check out the comments. As is our tradition, at our last class meeting we always have a raffle to celebrate our session and our winners tonight were Ivonne, Gabriel, and Thida - congratulations! We will be sending you some cool prizes by email. We will also be in touch soon about our upcoming class offerings...that's right. Covid can't keep us down! In the meantime, if you missed any part of the live stream, you can watch the recorded video whenever it's convenient.
We hope that wherever you are, you're staying safe and looking after one another. Until we can see you again in person... much love from Anneville Jewelry Lab!
Hear ye, hear ye minstrels, maidens and mercenaries, conserve your gold coin for our Merry Maker's Market. On December 6th you'll find our village stalls both inside and out festooned with bright holly, sparkling lights, fragrant pine boughs and a full complement of cheery makers proffering their sparkling silver, gold, brass and bejeweled wares. Take in the festively crisp night air (perhaps, I mean it is San Diego) of Liberty Station's outdoor European-style Christmas market where we'll have a stall or step lightly to the second floor of Barracks 15 to revel in medieval holiday charm as you browse our two small shops. Find the perfect holiday gift for that special baker, butcher or cobbler in your life or pick out a one-of-a-kind treasure for yourself. First Friday is Liberty Station's monthly open studio event so in addition to visiting us you can explore the Liberty Public Market, visit nearby shops and studios and catch live entertainment - all with easy parking. Bring a friend or make one here, either way it will be an evening of magical wintry delights - we hope you'll join us! Get details and directions.
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.