I made the big move to Kelowna in April and have settled into the arts community here. I was lucky enough to meet two jewelry artists and together we applied for a studio at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in the Kelowna arts district. The studio was previously occupied by Janice Fingado, who is a silversmith that worked out of the Rotary Centre for four years. She has moved to Tucson, Arizona- she will be greatly missed here in Kelowna and we wish her the best of luck. We got the studio in August and with some hard work opened our doors in September. It's a great space that allows us to work and hold classes on jewelry making. I teach silversmithing, June Martens teaches chain making and precious metal clay, and Fay Wolfenden teaches glass bead and glass fusing. I couldn't have found better studio mates!