Upcoming  workshops:

August 2015
Phoenix, AZ
August 4-11, 2015

Ancient Casting (sold out)

Hammered Cuffs

April 2015
Houston, TX
April 28-May 3, 2015

Three workshops: The Tab Please, Petite Photo Pendants 
and Hammered cuffs!

March 2015
March 21-22, 2015
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, build a bird cage box.
Sunday, make a pendant with a plaster bird.

Spellbound Event, hosted by A Gilded Life
November 6-9, 2014
Pasadena, CA
(workshops filling fast)

AG is all on line so you can take part world wide!
pre registration is now open
I will offer a limited number of kits in my Etsy shop.

Elisabeth's Cottage  July 18, Saturday
Anacortes, WA
July 19, 2014

Art Unraveled August 1-2, 2014
Phoenix, AZ
Two workshops!  
Capricious Collar and Tangled Heart

November 1-2, 2014
Pasadena, CA
pre registration is now open
Workshops not announced yet!
This is a fabulous retreat, a time to get treated like royalty. Check it out!

Join me in Tucson this February!
There is a wonderful small retreat in Tucson this February
The Vivi Magoo
Art Retreat in the Desert
February 7-9, 2014
Click HERE for the information.
I'll be teaching three workshops, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday - Locket Love

Saturday - Get Hammered

Sunday - La Cage
Not only are these three workshops a blast, but there is an amazing International Gem Show taking place at the same time. So we all join up and go shopping on Thursday, then play making projects Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Come earlier if you can to shop longer. Make new friends, we have a lot of repeat students. This will be my second year, and so many students from last year have already signed up.
Hope to see you there!

Workshop in Los Angeles, CA
presented by Make Art in LA
March 22, 2014
Click HERE for all the info.

What are you going to learn?
- how to solder with a butane micro torch
- how to attach a bezel to a backing
- how to flood a bezel and fill it with solder
- how to stamp on solder
- some wonderful cold connections
- how to wire objects together to make your necklace
- how to use resin to fill a bezel
- a brand new technique being taught by my friend Barbara Buckles, called Auratones, a process she has developed to use photographs and a gold backing, giving them a rich and antique look

This workshop will be so much fun, register now!! 
Queen's Lace Necklace sample

Hope you can join me!!
This class is selling out fast fyi.

December 1, 2013
Beautiful full color DVD's of my
2012 and 2013 Artful Gathering workshops
are now available through
The Artful Gathering Store!!

Overcoming the Fear of Fire

Romantic Relic Frames

Whimsical Teensies
click here for more info 

Sweet Tweets

These DVDs are shot in HD, and look great!  You will see step by step instructions from me.  These are the result of the six week courses presented by Artful Gathering.  
Artful Gathering courses run on line, 
world wide, 
every summer, 
so please be sure to check out my upcoming workshops!
I would love to have you join me!

And be sure to check out my on line lab running now on
Roses on Your Table called 
(click above for the link) 

It is a wonderful beginners guide to working with metals.



registration is not open!



May 17-19
Coronado, CA

1st day - Fundamentals 101
Etching and Micro Torch Soldering Techniques
(here's your chance to learn, improve and practice)
(example of what you can do with these skills)

2nd day - Fundamentals 102
Cold Connections
(drill, use micro hardware, wiring, learn all kinds of cold connections)
examples of what you can make with attachments you will learn

3rd day - Birds and Bling
(a little soldering, wiring, fun!)
This is an example of the pendant you can make. Fun, huh?

Sign ups have begun, and space is really, really limited. So please sign up asap!


Then back to WA for the summer months of shows!

And there will be on line classes with 
Artful Gathering 
this summer!!
Registration is now open, classes will be revealed in a couple of months, but if you register now, you will receive the newsletter and all the updates.


Drum roll....
I can now announce...
I will be teaching at 
in Petaluma from Sept. 26-29, three classes!

Cast Some Magic
Friday, September 27th

Le Petite Photo
Saturday, September 28th

and repeated by popular demand
Cast Some Magic
Sunday, September 29th


Workshops in my studio this summer!

Two new MY studio, on San Juan Island, WA.
Space is extremely limited.
Hope to see you!!

August 18th, 2012

(This Earrings workshop is full
and I am now wait listing,
so please let me know if you
are interested.)

August 19th, 2012

(you can now purchase the DVD for this class and my other "Overcoming the Fear of Fire" at

An all on line, with me LIVE! (via chat room)

Romantic Relic Frames
June 6 - July 17 (six weeks)
Learn how to make a frame from scratch, for a loved one, favorite pet, or a dear friend.  Read all about the details on the Artful Gathering blog.  

July 15 - August 25 (six weeks)

I will help you choose the right torch for you in this workshop. I demonstrate the operation, set up and fueling of butane, mixed gas and MAPP torches.  Information is provided on their uses and some demos as well.  Full demonstrations involved.  You will love it! Take the stress out of using a torch, knowledge is helpful!

Register today!  More info will be available soon to those who registered with the $5 fee (covering a ton of maintenance for the site, and high quality video fees).

I am so thrilled to be a part of the exciting on line classroom format.  
Hope to see you in class!