Blair Anderson’s SilverWorks Studio & Gallery opened in Glen Echo Park in December 2009. Ms. Anderson brings twenty years of experience in silversmithing to the Park.
An award-winning artist, she first studied under metal artist Vesta Ward in Southern California where she fell in love with the art form. Ms. Anderson has displayed and sold her work in more than thirty galleries throughout North America and has shown her work in one-woman shows as well as juried shows, including Circle Craft Vancouver. Among other honors, Ms. Anderson was given a grant by the Canadian government to fund a public show of her framed works entitled, “Creation Versus Everything Else.”
Ms. Anderson’s wearable works of art tell stories with metal and precious stones. Her pieces are more than jewelry: they are born out of themes such as social justice, spiritual awareness, and women’s issues. But Ms. Anderson’s skill, as well as artistry, is also displayed in each piece. Her eyewear, for example, earned her a prestigious NICHE award.
Ms. Anderson loves to introduce silversmithing to others by sharing her knowledge and her studio. Her classes at Glen Echo Park are informal and fun and include basic silversmithing techniques, intermediate learning, and advanced jewelry making – as well as career development in this time-honored craft.
Silverworks Studio and Gallery is open to the public Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.silverworksglenechopark.com.
Visit our Silversmtihing classes page for more information on silversmithing classes and workshops at Glen Echo Park and links to browse and register for upcoming classes.