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LOCAL JEWELRY STORE OPENS TEACHING STUDIO
Owners Plan an Open House Reception to Preview Upcoming Fall Classes
After only a few months in Cambridge, the owners of Jewelry by Cottage Studio have moved their studio to 410 Race Street to a larger, more accessible space that accommodates their new vision; a teaching studio. When they opened their shop in Cambridge in March, owners John and Maryetta Dynan said they wanted to have a place to show their work to the public. That quickly changed when they noticed the community needed a place for aspiring jewelry artists. “When our gallery was located in Easton a few years ago, we were constantly asked if we offer jewelry classes,” they said, explaining that they continued to get inquiries. So, when the larger space opened up they jumped on it. “We hope that by offering these workshops it will encourage folks to have a fun and informative experience," John said.
On Saturday, September 23rd, from 12 Noon to 4:00pm, Cottage Studio will have an open house to showcase fall workshops and to celebrate their new concept. The Dynan’s will be there along with a few instructors to discuss jewelry classes for the fall which include wire wrapping, forming, metal clay, and soldering. There will be live demonstrations and samples of finished projects on display. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Projects will also be on display from 9/27 - 9/30 from 11:00-5:00 pm.
The Dynan’s, along with visiting instructors, will offer introductory and intermediate classes in a small instructor to student ratio. They have been busy outfitting their new studio with eight fully-equipped jewelry stations so that students will have everything they need when taking a class. This is quite an expense but they feel that students should have the best experience possible. There will be workshops offered in other areas of artistry including a bonsai tree trimming workshop taught by local artist, Paul Winters. The Dynan’s also plan on featuring exceptional local artists with trunk shows and mini weekend shows in their gallery from time to time. “We hope to be a sort of incubator for talent on the Eastern Shore,” John said. “We hope that our classes will be the best avenue to introduce our working studio to the public.”
Although the studio is largely a place to showcase the exquisite hand-crafted jewelry of both John and Maryetta, there are a few locals whose works will be shown in the studio including: oil paintings from artist Betty Huang of Studio B in Easton, crocheted sterling silver jewelry by Joy Staniforth, custom leatherworks from Dennis Napolitan, stainless steel sculptures by Phill Johnston and metal art work from Paul Lockhart. “We plan on limiting the number of artists who are showing in our gallery, allowing us to show a diversity of highly talented local artists,” John said.
For more info or to schedule a space in one of the classes, go to Classes. Or call John or Maryetta at 410-924-1356 or 410-924-2964.