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.
We were blessed with fantastic weather for our visit from the San Diego Bloodmobile today! We had set our goals pretty high and didn't quite hit them, but that gives us room to improve. All in all, 9 civic-minded donors participated and we collected 8 pints of blood saving 24 lives. We also valiantly ate a lot of leftover donuts (we somehow managed to choke them down). A big thank you to everyone who donated or shared the news about the Anneville and Friends Blood Drive. We feel so fortunate to be a part of the Liberty Station community and it was great fun to walk around handing out flyers and meeting people. Shout out to our friends at the Mingei Cafe and the Hot Spot! I also want to thank the fabulous Leslie Eagan at the San Diego Blood Bank. From the custom flyers to parking assistance, she was fantastic to work with.
We had a lovely time on Friday night visiting with old friends Guadalupe and her handsome beau who were out celebrating their anniversary. All-in-all about 20 people wandered through checking out The Lab and watching Anne's live goldsmithing demos - she even finished a client ring order! Join us next month when we'll be featuring our new instructor, Julie Monroe. Hopefully we can talk her into doing some live demos of her amazing torch-fired enamel techniques ... stay tuned!
Monday, February 11th, 11am-4:30pm
With the recent winter storms shutting down transportation across the country, blood donation centers have asked for help from the San Diego Blood Bank. If you are a donor or know of someone who can donate, please help us meet our goal of 30 donations on 2/11/19. This is a great opportunity to help people across the country in a non-financial way. Making an appointment in advance will help us plan for donuts. Make your appointment | Get directions.
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.