CONGRATULATIONS Revere Academy's 25th

Congratulations to Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts on their 25th
anniversary! I was a student in the late 80’s and then again in 2000
in the new classrooms on the other side of the Phelan Bldg.

Alan has continually improved the school as well as the professional
image of the metal arts craftsman as well as the arts.

Orchid is fortunate to have many of the Academy’s former students on
it’s forum.

We hope to see Alan still encouraging future jewelers on his 50th

Thomas Blair

I also want to contribute my kudos to Alan Revere, with a heart-felt
congratulations for his 25 years of dedication, devotion, and
service to our vocation. It is hard to believe that I took my first
class at the academy nearly 20 years ago! My most recent class was
only a couple years back, and I know that it won’t be my last. I
certainly would not have come as far in my career without Alan’s
guidance and my experiences at Revere.

For an individual who did not set out with the intention of becoming
a teacher, it has been to the great benefit (and betterment) of
myself and countless other goldsmiths that this is where Alan’s path
has led.

With sincere gratitude,

Michael David Sturlin

Congratulations Alan
Wishing you all the best & great sucess for years to come.

Kenneth Singh

Yes, congratulations Alan, it has been a long time! Keep up the
good work.

Dee Rouse Huth, Director
California Institute of Jewelry Training
5805 Windmill Way, Carmichael, CA 95608

Alan is an inspiration in the mixing of art and trade. Alan has put
his real mark on the teaching of metal smithing as well as being a
world class artist in his own right. Alan has set the standard.
Sam Patania, Tucson

I received the bulk of my training at The Revere Academy. If it was
not for Alan and his wonderful teaching staff I would not have the
skills to succeed as a jewelry designer . Thank you so much

DeDe Sullivan
dedemetal jewelry
New York City

I heartily agree with Michael. I had the great pleasure of taking
"master classes" at the Revere Academy in the late 80’s before there
was a “Masters Symposium”. I got to take classes from people like
Michael Good, Dawn Nakanishi, Ed Friedman, Kent Raible and Adolfo
Mattiello. Somehow, I managed to miss taking a class with Michael
even though our forays at Revere occurred during the same period.

I really recommend the classes at Alan’s. The subjects offered are
diverse with something to peak almost anyone’s interest. The
teachers are excellent and the facilities are terrific (Added bonus:
Otto Frei/formerly Frei & Borel is next door!). The format of the
classes are practical and condensed, showing great appreciation and
respect for peoples’ time and hard earned money.

Warmest regards,
Donna Shimazu

(opportunistic student in the late 80’s targeting interesting
classes with special emphasis on fabulous visiting instructors,
JACMBJ - 1st woman)