I type with sore finger and aching hands and shoulders.
Today my cohort Olga and I took a 5 hour workshop at UCSD in Wire
Weaving given by Orchid member Lisa Van Herik.
This was a day not to be believed. Lisa Van Herik is an
extraordinary artisan. Her creative juices know no bounds. Ideas
flow through her in never ending waves.
She is an exceptional teacher, so respected that our Reticulation
and Stone Setting instructor was her TA!
Several years ago I purchased a book entitled Wonderful Wire Beads.
The author was Lisa Van Herik, and I was very impressed with the
content. In my collection there was also a book incorporating Fiber
and Wire written by Lisa Vann.
When I first met Lisa, and when she hosted the San Diego Orchid
gathering, I determined she indeed was Lisa Vann!! I knew I wanted
to take a class, any class she would lead. Boy was I ever right.
This was a very productive day, we both came home exhausted and
ecstatic. I do want to publicly thank Lisa for her contributions to
the jewelry community at large, and to Orchid as the catalyst for
getting to know Lisa.
Terrie, and Olga