Classes & Events

Friday, September 25, 2009

We're officially open!

Well last weekend's open house was well-attended with many already well-known glass and jewelry artists and interested local neighbors! Jelveh from Jelveh Designs had a 5 hr basic lampwork class early morning, with 3 totally new students and one already established artist, Garnet, who told me she always learns something new and improved from Jelveh! The class was followed by an open house with snacks and jewelry sales by 5 artists. Jelveh continued to burn the torch, giving demos to visitors who never saw torchwork before (they all wore glasses). She made a small vessel, a fish, a pumpkin, and other beads!
We had many requests to list new classes and are in the process of developing a newsletter. Jelveh will be having a basic lampwork beginner's class about every 4-6 wks, a wirewrapping class to be taught by my friend Jennifer Le is being planned, I will post her jewelry soon. Torch time is also available in the studio.
And Corina Tettinger from Corina's Beads has agreed to conduct a 2nd session here. The first session of Sat & Sun, Oct 24 & 25 is sold out, the 2nd session, Wed & Thurs, Oct 28 & 29 still has a few openings. We are so excited to have her here and hope to show her South County's local sights!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Progress Report...

Here we go, getting closer every day. Jelveh & her friend Garnet were here today testing all the torches & kilns. We unpacked all kinds of glass & tools. Its coming along. Everything worked so well. Hubby is busy making mandrels & shop tools. He has done a good job so far, we will get him on a torch pretty soon.
Here is a photo of Jelveh & her friend at the torch.

Don't forget to mark your calenders, Jelveh will be teaching a 5 hour class on Sunday the 20th of September from 8am to 1pm. Then from 2:30pm to 6:30pm we have the grand opening party & torch demo. There will also be lots of food & refreshments for your enjoyment. Then on October 24th & 25th, don't forget Corina of Corina beads will be here to teach a 2 day class.

the address is 10730 Center Ave, Gilroy CA. 95020, let me know if you need direction help. Over night accommodations are available for an additional fee. See you at the studio.