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!
We had one of our biggest open studio nights ever with over 80 attendees on Friday, April 5th. Ford Hallam and Anne were both on hand demonstrating uchidashi, visiting with guests and even doing some ingot melting with Lincoln Hatfield and Douglas Pryor - two of our uchidashi students. Meanwhile videographer and goldsmith Bella Day wowed us all with "Sakura Silver" and the remaining students and visitors had a great time relaxing after our busy week. We even saw old friends and made some new ones. View photos.
Experience the excitement of watching a 20-ton hydraulic press in action! Anneville Jewelry Lab member Janet Herman will share her knowledge, experience and cool collection of dies to demonstrate how she creates bees, lions and more out of copper and silver. Janet will discuss her research using different types of metal and share some of the tips and tricks she's learning in working in this interesting technique. Get details and directions.
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!
Meet Julie Monroe
To celebrate our newest instructor, we're hosting an evening of music, live demos, lab tours and a raffle. Julie is a silversmith, lapidary artist, jewelry designer, and talented teacher. Her current classes include Fire & Ice Pendant, Torch Fired Enamel Pendant or Earrings and Silver & Turquoise Jasper Chain ... and they're filling fast! View her class descriptions on our website or stop by and see her amazing enamel work come to life in person this Friday. Julie will be doing live demos on the half hour.
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.