Welcome to River Art Studios, where creativity flows…
We have created an inviting space to spark your creativity, and inspire your ideas in all areas of jewelry design. We provide the tools (and guidance) which will allow you to bring to life all the incredible pieces of wearable art you can imagine.
From the moment you enter our studio, you will feel comfortable. Hang up your coat, get a cup of tea, and relax in our comfortable couch area. Transition from your busy day by looking through our reference library, which includes hundreds of books and magazines.
Take a class to explore a new media, or bring your expertise and supplies and get ready to work in a non-competitive, supportive environment. We offer both instructional classes and open studio time. Whether you are a novice at making jewelry, or an established artist/designer, you will be welcomed to share your knowledge, your experience, and your vision. (and don’t forget your humor!)
Our studio is equipped with all the tools and machines needed to work in a variety of mediums, including, but not limited to: metalworking (silver/gold and base metals) - Art Clay (precious metal dust mixed with water and organic binders to create a clay which, when fired in a kiln, or by using a torch, burns off the binder and leaves 99.9% pure silver or gold) - polymer clay - glasswork, both lampworking and fusing - chainmaille - beading . So many things to make, so little time!
"The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there."