Studio 402 Open Studio

Last Friday was the first annual open studio at Studio 402. Studio 402 is delightful blend of yours truly and Mary of MRW studio. Ferzana, a beadmaker/teacher on the third floor decided to open her door to her students as well. We had a pretty decent turn out, there were snackies and a white sangria I had been experimenting with.

I also realized that I haven't shared images of the new studio with you all yet. From my alley studio in Corning to my third floor space in the Fitch to the new space on the fourth floor. It's been a series of moves up (even if I did have to shlepp the 110 lb. anvil!). Our current studio has amazing huge windows, an impressive view of downtown Des Moines and is just mere blocks from the Des Moines Social Club, the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden and the Des Moines Library (and the South Union Bread Company!). All dangerous things. ;)

Without further ado, here are some images of Studio 402...and Lucky, my sometimes studio pooch.

"Seriously? Just give me the cookie!" - Lucky

(view of my glass and jeweler's bench area)

(looking towards Mary's side of the studio and the exit)

I teach a variety of metalsmithing classes in my studio. From 2 hr workshops to 10 week classes.

I also teach glass bead making classes. I've been making beads since I was 15, let's just say I am pretty comfortable with molten glass!

New to studio fuzzishu in 2009 was blowing glass ornaments. We all had a blast and I am looking forward to offering it again this year. Not only during the holiday season but for a Xmas in July event as well as by appointment. Come get a jump on your holiday gifts!