I'm lucky to have found a great place to create. Soigné Studio in the Octopus Studios artist building in Downtown Eastside is one of the loveliest shared studio spaces in Vancouver. Having just started my jewellery business, Dan's Garage this past January, finding an inexpensive place to work was a real priority. Run by Beata Kacy, the artists I share the space with create a range of jewellery and we are all working goldsmiths. If you are an artist looking for an inexpensive space, keep an eye on the Octopus, as spaces come up regularly.
We teach a range of classes, not just in jeweller,y at the studio. I teach electrolytic etching, and will be adding classes to my roster such as pierce work. You can also take metal clay, soap making, felting and stained glass style pendants with Beata. We also have other goldsmithing classes with other teachers as well. Contact me if you'd like to come visit, the kettle's always ready.