I've had a lot of big changes over the last year, including moving to a new neighborhood in San Francisco on Bernal Hill and becoming a mother. These changes have brought lots of joy, but have also required a lot of work and thus my business has slowed down over the last year as I rolled with the changes. But I'm happy to report that my home studio in my garage is finally finished! It took about a year longer than anticipated, as we ran into a few issues along the way, but I'm so happy to have a space to create new work again.
We first had to fix a water leak, which required installing a french drain around the perimeter of our house, due to the fact that we're on a hill, oh San Francisco living! Then we had to remove the makeshift table made out of an old door, which we later replaced with an awesome solid wood workbench. We also added a window for a little natural light, where there was a grate originally, plus walls, recessed lighting and outlets. And several coats of paint on the walls and floor to finish it off. I am super happy with how it turned out. Check out the photos below to see the grand transformation.
Another super exciting thing about finishing my new studio is that I am now able to offer enameling workshops again. I taught my first workshop in my new studio last month to this lovely mother and daughter pair and it was super fun. They each made custom necklaces and had a blast learning how to enamel in the process.
Interested in taking an enameling class with me?
I'm now booking private enameling workshops on the weekends with up to four students. With Mother's Day just around the corner, this could be a great gift for mom or better yet, book a class to take together with your mom, as a fun mother-daughter bonding activity. Find out more about my classes here.