[LA] Jewellery Galleries and interesting sites

I am visiting the U.S.A for the first time from 31st Mar for a period
of 12 days Landing in L.A. and travelling north by car. I co ordinate
the Jewellery Dept of The Otago Polytechnic www.tekotago.ac.nz/art/
will get you to our web site. I am keen to visit as many galleries and
or institutions as my long suffering family will permit. Any
imformation and contacts appreciated. David Mcleod

Anne Jackman & David McLeod
60 Grove Street
St Kilda
New Zealand
ph: 0064-3-455 7893
email: @Anne_Jackman_David_M

By all means possible visit the Revere Academy of Jewelry Design when
you are in San Francisco. The address is 760 Market Street (in the
middle of downtown) Their telephone number is 415-391-4179.

Dear Anne & David: I am in San Jose, CA about 50 miles south of
San Francisco, and would enjoy meeting you. I am a student at
Evergreen Valley College in their jewelry program and, if you can be
here on a Tues or Thurs evening, I would like to invite you to our
class to share what you are doing and what happens here. I would be
particularly interested in New Zealand jade greenstone to either see
work out of it, trade for some, or whatever. I have some nice
Siberian jade - and others also US Canada etc.
email me at: @gregor
phone 408 371-5220
Best wishes for a safe, enjoyable, and educational trip.

ps: we have an extra bed.

Hi David, Good to hear that you will be visiting LA. The following
are my favorite galleries, which have an emphasis on jewelry:

Sculpture To Wear
Bergamont Station #C-2
2525 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA

This particular gallery is located in an industrial looking complex,
consisting of at least 15 contemporary art galleries. Their hours are
Tuesdays - Sat. 11 am - 6 pm, Sundays 12 - 4 pm. One can easily
spend a few hours here.

Del Mano Gallery
11981 San Vincente Blvd.
Los Angeles (on the boarder with Brentwood)

This gallery shows jewelry, ceramics, turned wood objects, boxes and
other craft items. Del Mano has another gallery located in Old Town
Pasadena. Their hours are Tuesdays - Sat. 10am - 6pm, Sundays 12-5pm.

Free Hand Gallery
8413 West 3rd Street

Los Angleles (on the boarder with Beverly Hills) This gallery is
slightly larger than Del Mano (Brentwood) but showcases about the
same(naturally different artists) crafts. It is also located near the
Farmers Market, which is a fun stop for lunch.

Human Arts Gallery
310 E. Ojai Ave.
Ojai, CA (about 1 1/2 hours No. of LA  and 1 hour So. of Santa Barbara)

This gallery is located in a small and rather quaint California town
with one Main Street. However, it is owned by two jewelers who know
their artists and the quality is high. Couple doors down from this
gallery they have opened a Human Arts store for the home which is also
a lot of fun. It is a lovely drive through the hills and a good stop
before you reach Santa Barbara. There is another jewelry store on the
same street (one block long), but I can not recall the name. However,
you can not miss it. The hours are Tuesday - Friday 11am-5pm, Sat.
11am-6pm, Sunday 12 - 5pm. If you have other questions, do not
hesitate to contact me off line. Mimi

Hi Gregor. I hope we can meet I have a catalouge of recent N.Z.
nephrite work and maybe have some samples of material with me if I can
get it sorted in time. i will have some N.Z. argillite with me a fine
pocelain type material that was used extensively by the Maori for
tools. We will be in your area around the 5th or 6th of April. and
will phone ahead to see whats possible on our fast trip up to
Vancouver by Road Regards David Anne and Islay

Anne Jackman & David McLeod
60 Grove Street
St Kilda
New Zealand

ph: 0064-3-455 7893
email: @Anne_Jackman_David_M