One of the elements of our big change has been to transform our studio into a more user friendly space for jewellers. We have built 5 benches which will seat students during classes, and be available for hire during the day and on request. Its been very very exciting to see the area go from an idea to a reality! I’ve been doing most of my designing and making from home, and am going to work from our studio. I am so looking forward moving in, and playing with all our new tools like the rolling mill! The hardest thing now is for me to choose my bench !
Now that the studio is ready we can really turn our attention to the front. Because its our 5th birthday in February our re-launch on the 25th will have a party atmosphere. The shop is starting to be cleared of all our beads ready for the Gallery! I am so incredibly excited to open a gallery which showcases the jewellery of Metal Clay Artists. As far as I know there is no other Gallery in the world which showcases Metal clay work in this way – and really – its about time !! The work that is being produced just gets better year after year. I’ve been very lucky – all the artists I’ve approached to exhibit have responded with excitement almost mirroring my own. I am really looking forward to announcing and featuring all of them on our new blog and Face Book Page – they deserve to be shouted about!
There is still so much to do… and the clock is ticking…… but it really is all coming together