Saturday, February 23, 2013

So Me!

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that "So Me - Artisan Wares and Jewelry Studio" in Glenshaw, PA, will now be representing my work!  This is my first gallery relationship in the Pittsburgh Area, and I couldn't possibly be more excited. 

During my visit at So Me yesterday, I *meant* to take oodles of photos to share with you.  In fact, I even spoke this intention aloud. 

And then....... I lost myself in the variety of handcrafted goodness that fills this gem of a store. 

And then...... I pressed my nose against the glass of the window into the studio of owner, Amy Klein-McGinley.  (Amy is also a Goldsmith, Platinumsmith, and Jewelry Designer.)

And then...... we had the best conversation about the arts, my delivery, and the joys and challenges of gallery ownership. 

And then...... I met Amy's Mother and daughter. 

And then...... I floated out of the store with a smile on my face and absolute certainty in my heart that I'd found the perfect home in Pittsburgh for my work. 

And while I don't have photos to share with you today, I promise that they'll be tops on my list during my next visit.  In the meantime, please enjoy this single pilfered photo, and visit So Me for yourself.  You'll be glad that you did!

So Me -  Hartwood Town Center, Glenshaw, PA

Friday, February 15, 2013

JSO Classes, Demonstrations, and Trunk Shows...Coming Soon to a Gallery or Boutique Near You

My classes, demonstrations, and trunk shows will be be coming soon to a gallery or boutique near you.  In North Carolina plans are in the works for appearances in Sanford, Southern Pines, Asheboro, Apex, Carolina Beach, and Beaufort; and I'm hopeful that other locations will be added to this list too. 

I recently taught two Hand Stamped Solid Copper Cuff Bracelet Classes
at Carolina Artists' Colony in Sanford, NC, and I enjoyed
every minute with my students there.

I also spent a delightful Saturday afternoon at Just Be last weekend
for a trunk show and demonstration.  The store is absolutely amazing,
and it's one of my favorites for finding unique gifts.
Sarah Margaret and her staff make everyone who enters feel right
at home, and it's reflected in their customers' love
of their shopping experiences there.
(You'll find more photos of Just Be and the event here.)

There's so much fun in-store in 2013.  Watch for six different jewelry classes, an art marketing class, trunk shows that will introduce you to my latest-fresh-from-the-studio-creations, and demonstrations that will give you a glimpse into the tools and techniques that I use on a daily basis. 
I'll provide you with more specific details as soon as they're finalized, and I'm looking forward to seeing you soon.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Where In The World Are Jean Skipper Originals? Galleries and Boutiques

What a wonderful year it's been so far!  One of my top priorities in 2013 will be to build and strengthen my relationships with the galleries and boutiques that represent my work.  Watch for more frequent deliveries of my latest creations and also the addition of trunk shows, demonstrations, and classes at many of these venues. 

Right now, you'll find my work at the galleries and boutiques that follow:
If you're in the neighborhood, please visit these amazing independent local businesses.  (I promise that you'll be glad that you did!)  Behind them you'll find owners and employees who are witty, warm, and wonderful.  And in addition to my work, you'll also find many other unexpected delights...North Carolina Artwork, a fresh brewed cup of coffee or tea, brunch that's cooked to perfection, "meet-the-artist"opportunities, books aplenty, custom framing, yarn, and craft supplies just to name a few.

If you have questions about a particular shop, or my teaching and trunk show schedule, please visit these websites or contact me anytime.  I'm looking forward to seeing you in 2013! 

*   Recent additions to the galleries and boutiques that represent my work.
** Brand new to me!  My first delivery will take place in March 2013.