Join us Friday February 1st for a showcase of custom and one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry pieces from several of our favorite artists. New are Alaskan moose antler bangle bracelets from Ivory Jacks and custom necklaces by Meg Jones of By Special Request to name a few. Fabulous choices for Valentine’s Day await you at this event. We look forward to seeing you.
Friday February 1st from 5 to 8 p.m.
Celebrate Alaskan Artisans February 3, 5-8 pm
Join us as we debut handcrafted jewelry from several new Alaskan artists in addition to showcasing new pieces from several of our favorites such as Converging Traditions, Judie Gumm and Catherine Joan Petersen. We have new several styles which will appeal to men. We’ll serve refreshements and you’ll have an opportunity to sign up for a door prize drawing.
Handcrafted Jewelry by Lori Lieske, April 1st, 5-8 pm
Join us First Friday as we feature the stunning new work by jewelry artist Lori Lieske. Lori, a Pacific Northwest native, creates signature pieces wrapped in Fine Silver and Sterling Silver wire with semi-precious stones, Swarovski Crystals and Fresh Water Pearls. Her work is always evolving, and we are pleased to present her latest collection, designed especially for this First Friday event. Refreshments and a door prize drawing.
Alaskan Handcrafted Jewelry February 4, 5-8-pm
Annie Ciszak and Lena Kilic Friday September 4, 5-8pm
12 May 2009 I’m tickled to announce that Laura Moore will present two workshops while she is in Fairbanks: Introduction to Metal Clay I June 6, 2009 9:30-1:00
Cost $70.00 Limited to 10 Participants; and Introduction to Metal Clay II June 7, 2009 9:30-5:30
Cost $120.00 Limited to 10 Participants
About the Artist: Laura Moore comes from a family with a strong tradition in arts and sciences. She is a level one Art Clay Certified instructor, and Rio Rewards certified in Precious Metal Clay. She also has a degree in chemistry, and an AS in Ornamental Horticulture. Laura has worked in a wide variety of media such as textile arts, ceramics, and landscape design. Her latest expression is a line of jewelry featuring silver medallions made with impressions of plants and other elements from nature. Her medallions are hand crafted using Precious Metal Clay.
Laura’s work alludes to her life long love of nature; she concentrates on the fine details of the structure of plants and bugs. After creating a relief in silver clay, she uses various patinas and surface treatments to bring out the textural detail.
Recent exhibits include The San Clemente Art Fair, Descanso Gardens Botanical Bling, Claremont Village Venture, Serria Madre Wisteria Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The West End Craft, Art and Design Fair, Edinburgh, And the Owl and Lion Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Introduction to Metal Clay I Limited to 10 Participants
$70 June 6, 2009 9:30 – 1:00
An introduction to working with metal clay. You will learn how to handle Silver Clay along with forming techniques, firing and storage. We will make a pendant you will take home with you.
Materials included in the class fee are; 10g of Silver Clay, and the use of tools, stamps and textures. Please bring any interesting textures such as lace, fresh leaves, wallpaper use your imagination! No prior experience necessary.
Introduction to Metal Clay II Limited to 10 Participants
$120 June 7, 2009 9:30 – 5:30
This workshop introduces you to many of the possibilities of working with metal clay. We will make a pair of earrings and a stamped pendant. We will set a gemstone, make a custom bail, fire Silver Clay and learn finishing methods. We will make a texture plate for you to use on future projects.
Materials included in the class fee are; 15g of Silver Clay, a 3 mm Gemstone, molding material, findings for your necklace and earrings and the use of tools, stamps and textures. Please bring any interesting textures such as lace, fresh leaves, wallpaper use your imagination! No prior experience necessary.
To attend, reserve your space and pre-pay course fee. For more information, give Rebecca a call at 452-6659.
Guest Artist Laura Moore Friday June 5th 5-8pm
Join us for a very special trunk show! Guest artist Laura Moore will be here from California. She will have several one-of-a-kind pieces at this show as well as a great selection of the standard designs we usually carry. Come meet Laura, the designer and creator of Billy’s A Bad Kitty silver jewelry, get a first-hand look at our new offerings and join us for refreshments and a door prize drawing. See Martha’s Diary below for information on the workshops Laura will offer on June 6 & 7th.