Last weekend I once again had the pleasure of teaching a two-day workshop at Katherine England’s studio in Fullerton, Ca. Katherine is a world-wind of creative energy and a lot of that energy has been passed on to her many devoted students who joined me in class to create Jeweled Tin Boxes.
Right off the bat, inspiration abounds with the many mosaics that adorn the walls of her garage. Most are her own pieces but there is also student work that is amazing and a few other pieces she has collected from various artists.
Here you can see a close-up of the beading that covers this giant head! Katherine will be joining us this year at our Tesoro del Corazon art retreat in San Miguel de Allende as our guest artist and she will be teaching this beaded technique. It will be wonderful to have her join us!
Katherine’s house is covered with fabulous artwork and she is well known in Fullerton and Anaheim for the many public art installations she has done or helped facilitate. Here is one huge mural that was sitting on her front porch waiting to be installed!
After class we headed to downtown Fullerton. First stop as usual was to my favorite store called Gilding the Lily. Nancy Jamar was nice enough to stay open late on Sunday so we could swing by! The shop is jammed packed with beautiful findings, jewelry, notions and ephemera……and beautifully displayed as well.
After a little shopping, we walked over to see a few of the gorgeous hearts that are part of a fundraising event for local schools that Katherine organizes. The hearts that line the main street are huge and the efforts by all who donated their time to create them is beyond admirable! Congrats!
It was a super fun weekend in the OC! Many thanks to Katherine for hosting me and special thanks to the super nice group that took my workshop! Hope to see y’all again soon!