My work

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Catherine Witherell's New Studio

On Monday, May 13, our little group, The North Bay Makers Guild, met at Catherine's new studio in Petaluma.

Catherine in her new studio

We were all quite honored that Catherine let us be the first to work in her studio as they had not moved into her house yet.

Well, I must say this, it is a dream come true for any artist and Catherine is a multi talented one. She has been planning this for many, many years and I am so happy for her.

The idea for our project was to bring some metal or unfinished metalwork and finish it at the meeting.

Catherine in teaching mode. She's the greatest.

 Marion (in the beautiful yellow gold) was working on an original bracelet made from enameled mesh, resin rings and silver buttons. It is going to be stunning.

I was working on a multi metal bracelet with copper and brass which will be wire wrapped and beaded.

We had our lunch first and then started working with lots of starts and stops for show and tell and laughing.

Judy was working on a pendant that she started in her metalsmithing class at Marin College several years ago.

She actually finished it by using small brass rivets. I love the way it came out and the beautiful color she achieved on the metal.


Here Donna is giving us all some great polish cloths that I think she scored at a show. Thank you, Donna.

To say that we had a good time is an understatement. Each time we have a meeting, I think it can't get any better but it does.

 Have a fantastic remainder of the week and a spectacular next week, especially my friends at Bead and Button in Milwaukee. I am thinking of you.

Julie Panusis


  1. Ooooo you got to see Catherine's studio!!! Oooooo!

  2. Yes, and it is as wonderful as you think. Hugs!

  3. great studio, really good friends, scrumptious food, sharing, all adds up to a wonderful day!!!!

  4. Yes, it is good to create and be with friends.