In addition to ceramic, painting, and mixed media classes taught by Scarlett and Gabriel Pons, PONSHOP will be offering new classes in jewelry design and photography this spring. Jewelry classes, taught by Leslie Brier, include a Resin Pendant class and a Salt Shaker Pendent class. Both classes will incorporate the use of upcycled materials to create unique pieces of jewelry. Photographer Stephen Graham will also be teaching two classes in digital photography for novice and advanced photography students. Check out our spring class schedule for more information.
Our First Friday opening reception for the Jewelry Show was held on November 4. The reception included a live demonstration by metalsmith jeweler, Jasmine Lee and a brief gallery talk by PONSHOP owner Scarlett Pons. Featured jewelry artists include: Leslie Brier, Terresa Buelow, Zakk Davis, Lisa Latendress, Jasmine Lee and Sylvia White. Below are more pics from the evening. Thank You to all the fans and enthusiasts that came out for the opening! The Jewelry Show runs through November 27.
“Christine” Chocolate Brown Knit Necklace with Braiding ($26)
As KRS-One said back in '88, "You've Got to Have Style and Learn to be Original". That's our modus operandi at PONSHOP,so we are excited to have these handmade necklaces from Nashville fiber artist Katie Vance. Made from recycled T-Shirts and knit items, these can be worn as a scarf or necklace to augment one's individual style. Check It!
We’ve just received a new batch of handmade feather earrings from “Bones & Things,” a designer based out of Oakland, California. The earrings range in color and design, some accented with reds and blues, others with more basic tones. Our intern Sarah’s favorite has long white feathers that hang down around the shoulders, topped off with an actual bone around the earring’s hooks. Bones & Things earrings are quickly gaining popularity, so be sure to stop in soon to grab a pair! (prices starting at $28)
We also have new soap scents from the 8th Street Soap Kitchen, located in Washington, DC. These soaps are handcrafted with all natural ingredients that will refresh and moisturize your skin. The one that smells like fresh baked pumpkin pie is our intern Michelle’s favorite this time of year because it complements the fall season. If you want to smell like a “Stud,” we’ve got a soap for you that’s infused with essential oils of cedar. Have trouble getting out of bed in the morning? “Awake” with its three different mint varieties would be a great addition to your morning and a new reason to get out of bed. There’s even a “fido-friendly” soap that’s safe for dogs. A scent for everyone and as the creator’s will tell you, “Good. Clean. Fun.” ($8 each)