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.
Friday Night Liberty Raffle: enter our $5 Raffle for a chance to win one of Julie's beautiful pieces! We'll also be giving away a free Safety Orientation ($40 value) and two free Open Lab Passes ($20 value).
Featured Classes This Month
Special Patina Demo this Month
At our recent patina class, Anne dazzled us all with the amazing colors achieved by a hot torch combined with exotic Japanese patinas like rokusho, Baldwin's, liver of sulfur, and the one pictured here - hi-do (pronounced hee-doh). In this live demo you'll see some of these transformations happen right before your eyes. Free demos at the top of the hour - 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. Watch our 1 minute patina reveal.
Mokume Gane Twist Bracelet Workshop
Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 9am-4pm
Instructor: Anne Wolf. Tuition: $140
Twist patterning is an amazing experience - you'll twist a 6mm mokume-gane rod with common hand tools, then file or cut into the metal to reveal the star pattern beneath. You'll then forge out the rod to create an elegantly patterned mokume bracelet. Materials included! All levels welcome. Register.
Introduction to Classical Japanese Metalworking
Only 2 spots left!
Visiting Artist Workshop - Ford Hallam
5 day intensive, March 25-29, 2019 - 9am-4pm
Instructor: Ford Hallam. Tuition $825 plus tool kit.
"In this class I’ll introduce the ‘kata-kiri’ chisel. This simple chisel serves as an introduction to the delicacies of chisel making. Next we’ll tackle the basic ‘V’ chisel - the bedrock of inlay and carving technique. After these, we’ll cover basic wire inlay." Register.
Anneville Jewelry Lab News
We're super excited to be hosting acclaimed metalsmith Ford Hallam from Torquay, England this month. We're also expanding our Open Lab hours to offer Saturday sessions when the lab is not occupied by classes. All of our events are listed on our website at AnnevilleStudio.com.
As San Diego's premier jewelry co-working space the Lab gives you access to a wide range of top-notch tools and equipment in a peaceful, energizing space that's designed to help you focus. We maintain the equipment, stock all the basic supplies and keep everything tidy so you can simply show up and work with no hassles. Our growing community of students and teachers also means that you'll meet like-minded makers who are always offering inspiration and encouragement. Check it out.
Friday Night Liberty 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. Whether you bring a friend or make one here, it's one of San Diego's premiere, free, family-friendly arts events. Get details and directions.
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.