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!
In addition to the live demos we also had a $3 Raffle with prizes! We're excited to announce that Ashley was the winner of our 1st prize - a pair of Julie's beautiful handmade fume patina earrings ($80 value). Our 2nd prize - a free Lab Safety Orientation ($40 value) went to Julia and the 3rd Prize - a 2 Hour Open Lab pass ($20 value) went to Lina and the 3rd Prize - another 2 Hour Open Lab pass ($20 value) went to Dawn. Congratulations to all of our winners!
Anne Wolf is the owner and lead instructor at Anneville Jewelry Lab and Julie Monroe is our newest instructor. You can learn more about them both and view their upcoming classes on our Instructors page.
Join us for the next Friday Night Liberty on April 1st
Uchidashi in Action with Acclaimed Metalsmith Ford Hallam
Classical Japanese Metalsmith Ford Hallam is completing two classes at Anneville - Introduction to Japanese Metalworking and Uchidashi. This is your chance to see his amazing work before he heads home to Torquay, England. Ford studied in Japan with National Living Treasure artists and has established a reputation as an acclaimed artist. For Friday Night Liberty he'll be demoing how he creates intricate shapes in metal using the precise and unforgiving technique known as uchidashi. We’ll also have Japanese snacks, music and a showcase of new student and teacher work. Live demos at the top of the hour 6pm, 7pm and 8pm.
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.