Some years ago, Lisa Van Herik hosted an Orchid get together at her
La Jolla home. It was very well attended, and it may just be the
right time to have another.
Lisa recently posted to Orchid regarding the San Diego Area Orchid
Members, and Metal-smiths. I am offering Lisa my assistance in this
effort. We know from experience that there is a fair number of
outstanding individuals, of many talents, in this area. Now to bring
them together, and offer local area Workshops, utilizing our regional
talent, as well as visiting instructors.
We also now have a Studio available within which to hold these
workshops. This will be in addition to the wonderful, extremely
oversubscribed Workshops offered by MAASC. Will also save some of us
driving over some 100 miles.
If you have an interest in either taking, or presenting workshops,
please let Lisa or me know, and we will create a data base to draw
I personally hope to see one of the first Workshops be Jay Whaley
and The Rolling Mill.
Speaking of Rolling Mills, we are currently test driving one of
Kenneth Singh’s Karat Rolling Mills right along with the two
previously resident in the UCSD’s Craft Center Jewelry Studio. It is
really holding its own, and appears to be a very viable alternative
for those of us with limited funds. Jay is really putting it through
I am enjoying the Pattern Wire Side Roller. It is a whole new tool
for me, and I love it.
For persons living in the North County area, life just became so
much simpler for us, commuting wise. With the Sprinter now online, it
is possible to go from Escondido to San Diego at the same cost of the
Coaster ticket Oceanside to San Diego. I personally, now drive just
about a mile, park my car for free, and board the Sprinter to the
Oceanside Transit Center, and then the Coaster South. Seamless and
wonderful. It is a big gas saving.