Our shop is now back at full Scheduling. For full details, please check the above calendar tab . Our current open ship times are Sunday’s from 1-4pm, Tuesday’s from 1030-130pm, 630-830pm, Wednesday’s from 10-1pm(starting Sept 25) and 630-830pm, and Thursday’s from 1015-Noon.
We have added a “Beyond the Basics” and a “Beginners 102” course to our current beginner’s silversmithing courses. These new courses take silversmithing skills to the next level and should be very popular. If you are interested in taking any of our courses, please contact Eileen at email@example.com
We have purchased another rolling mill for the shop. Just waiting for a table to be built for it, before it can be put into operation. This rolling mill is capable of creating square wire (from round).
Culture days at the Tett this year is from Friday September 27 through Sunday September 29. Heather Kushum Sheedy will be offering a course of creating wire wrapped gem people, Saturday September 28, 1030am – 1145am in the Activity room on the first floor. Course fee is $5 and is open to all skill levels. To register please email or phone me at 613-384-4439. On Sunday September 29, 10-2pm, we will have an open studio with free shop time for members. Just a great way to welcome the public into our studio and explain/showcase what we do. If you can participate, please bring samples of your projects or creations for showcasing. For a full description of all the events happening at the Tett, check out the website at https://www.tettcentre.org
Our next event is Gem Storm 2019. This year it will be Friday October 18, 10-9pm and Saturday October 19, 10-6pm at the Ambassador Hotel’s ballroom, 1550 Princess Street, Kingston. Admission remains at the same price of $5 per person with children 12 and under free. We will have 29 dealers from Ontario and Quebec as well as a member table, for our members to showcase and sell their unique creations. Our children’s mine and jewellery workshop continue to be very popular. This year is a special year, it is our 50th annual show. We are creating sign boards to display the faces of members over the years at the different gem shows and events. Just some fun nostalgia. Watch for our ads on CKWS TV. One of our members, Paulanne Peters, has volunteered to be the “Face of Gem Storm”. Watch for her on CKWS TV. As per usual we will be promoting the show on all forms of media – TV, Radio, Newspaper, Flyers, Road signs, Social Media. This year we are even providing ticket sales which can be done online through our Facebook page. Do plan on attending. As we like to say, “Gem Storm Rocks!”
Our Fall Metal Rocks show is becoming a tradition. This year will be our fourth annual sale and show for club members. Show dates and times are Thursday November 28, 5-9pm, Friday November 29, 10-9pm, Saturday November 30, 10-5pm and Sunday December 1, 10-3pm.We will be in the Rehearsal room on the second floor (same floor as our shop) and will have ~20 members selling their creations. This show is at the same time as the Potter’s show so traffic through the Tett should be excellent. The show and sale is a great opportunity for our members to showcase and sell their unique creations. Do mark that date on your calendar and plan on stopping by. It’s a great opportunity to buy those special gifts for Christmas or other occasions.