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New Website Launching Soon!
My website is being completely redesigned! I can't wait for it to launch, I've seen the previews and it's looking great. Functionality will be vastly improved (scrolling through photo collections and such) with a more up-to-date and dynamic layout. Thanks, Stellar Web Studios!
Last Term Teaching at the Brookline Arts Center: May 2013
After 6 years and countless wonderful students, I've decided to leave the Brookline Arts Center to focus completely on my business. As much as I love teaching there, the commute and total hours out of my studio each week have become too hard to balance with the amount of time I need to devote to my custom work and craft show schedule. I wish the BAC the best of luck, and hope that if you're in the Boston area, you'll check them out if you're looking for art or jewelry classes! Karenna Maraj, Ashley Vick, and Lauren Blais are all fantastic jewelry teachers there.
If you are in the Merrimack Valley area, I've decided to offer private lessons in my studio! This way I'm still be able to teach, but on a smaller, one-on-one scale.
TV Interview! April 2013
Check out my interview on Liz Smith's local access show, Makers in Business.
Thank you, Liz! And thank you all as well--my wonderful, quirky couples, fabulous customers, and fellow makers for watching!
Check out Liz's other Makers In Business interviews on her Vimeo page: http://vimeo.com/madeinlowell/videos
Boston Sunday Globe article: March 11, 2012
This link is complete with a goofy picture of me wearing my safety glasses:
My "On the Job" interview is up on Boston.com today! March 7, 2012
You can read it here: http://www.boston.com/jobs/news/jobdoc/2012/03/artisan_community_inspires_thi.html
The print version with photographs will be in this Sunday's Boston Globe (March 11, 2012) as well!
On WGBH this morning!
Western Avenue Studios and Western Avenue Lofts were featured this morning on one of Boston's NPR stations, 89.7 WGBH! http://www.wgbh.org/articles/index.cfm?tempid=5543
Podcast Interview by Nicole LeLacheur
Nicole, a communications major at Endicott College, conducted a series of interviews with a few WAS artists, and one of them was me! You can listen to the podcast here. Thank you for the interview and write up, Nicole!
Merrimack Man Pops The Question With Help of Muppets
Congratulations to Sid and Sara!! Sid created this amazing movie trailer proposal, and check out her ring! They are one of the nicest couples I've ever met, I'm so happy for them!
Beantown Bride Jewelry Giveaway Feature
Congratulations to Melissa, the winner of Beantown Bride's jewelry giveaway, featuring my Lace Earrings!
Karenna Maraj Jewelry Collection in Belmont now open!
My friend and fellow RISD graduate has opened up her own jewelry gallery in Belmont, MA! I'm very excited for her, and happy to have my work in such a great new space. Her store's website is coming soon, but for now you can check out her site: http://www.karennamaraj.com
"Art Colonies" on Channel 5's Chronicle
March 30, 2010: Channel 5's "Chronicle" visits WAS...and interviews me!
The episode featuring WAS should air in a couple of weeks, I'll let you know when it will be on.
Thanks so much to everyone at Chronicle for coming to see us and featuring the studios on their show!
Bloom Necklace to be Featured on "Jewelry of the Day" Blog
Check out http://www.jewelryoftheday.net/ on May 30th!
500 Enameled Objects: A Celebration of Color on Metal from Lark Books
My "Lace Plique a Jour Dish" is one of the pieces featured in this book! It will arrive in bookstores in April of 2009.
To see the piece, check out my Commissions page. For more info on the book, visit http://www.larkbooks.com/catalog?isbn=9781600593451
I'm in the September 21 2008 edition of the Lowell Sun!
A story about the upcoming Lowell Open Studios by Nancy Tuttle appeared in the Sunday edition of the Lowell Sun, featuring WAS artists Don Sullivan, Linda Williamson, and me! You can click here http://www.lowellsun.com/ci_10523255?IADID to read it.
Lowell SunCast Video Interview
The Sun also recorded a short video component of their interview with me for the above article. You can see me sawing out fine silver flowers for my "Twin Bloom" earrings! You can click here http://www.lowellsun.com/videos to view it. (I'm in between a feature on a "Chocolate Massage" from a local spa, and brick oven pizza :-D)
Lowell Zoning Board of Appeals Approves Live/Work Lofts on Western Avenue!!
You can read the Lowell Sun's article here: http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_10305579
After 8 months of disappointment, hard work, Dirty Smelly Noisy, and most importantly, compromise, this is great news indeed!