We had a wonderful turnout for our first Anneville Jewelry Lab Student Sale on Friday, June 7th. We were blessed with good weather and (thanks to Anne's swift action) a great location on a patio right near the Jewelry Lab. Our student artists created appealing displays of their own items and then worked together to quickly create an inviting, u-shaped exhibit that well represented the Lab as an organization. We were a bit concerned by the late-breaking detail that we'd have no electricity (gah!) but we gathered up our camping lights and bravely continued. Meanwhile, up in the Lab, Anne did some mokume gane patterning demos and we had a great time seeing old friends and meeting new ones. We were thrilled by a visit from our new instructor, Alexandra Hart as well as our dear friend Helen Shirk (each accompanied by their handsome beaus). It was great to see students from the lab and different classes coming together to meet for the first time. I'm so impressed by how much work and thoughtfulness everyone put in to making this event a success. Be sure to view our fun photos.
The artists included Karen Fonseca, Cindy McQuade, Allysa Ihle, Cheena Sharma, Yoko Rover, Janet Herrman, Thida Ky and Karen Rood. In addition to our booth, the First Friday Amplified outdoor bazaar was a big hit with a very busy outdoor bazaar area, craft beer garden, a free concert and over 80 artist studios and galleries open to the public - not to mention the bustling Liberty Public Market and the dozen restaurants nearby. If you missed it, mark your calendar for next month's first Friday!
Educator, metalsmith, jeweler, maker of custom mokume gane jewelry and wedding rings.