Salt Lake City, Wednesday, May 11 — West Elm and Craft Lake City present the June Jewelry Workshop with Erica Richardson of The Land of Salt. The workshop will be held on Thursday, June 9, at West Elm City Creek from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Erica Richardson, a lifelong creative, started making jewelry in 2013. The Land of Salt started out as a print business, but shifted into a jewelry business as Richardson began exploring various methods to create jewelry. Through a great deal of trial and error and after learning how to electroplate and use traditional metalsmithing methods, Richardson began selling jewelry through the name The Land of Salt. By sourcing materials from local rock shops and destinations, The Land of Salt gleams with pride for the state of Utah. In 2015, Richardson realized her dream of opening a brick-and-mortar studio to sell her items as well as promote and sell products from other makers throughout the US.
For the June Craft Lake City workshop, Erica will give a brief electroplating demonstration and instruct participants on how to create a masterful piece of jewelry.
Craft Lake City hosts monthly workshops at West Elm City Creek, Located at 51 s. Main St. Salt Lake City, Utah. This workshop series aims to compel participants of all skill sets to indulge in their creative sides to produce art and stylized home accoutrements.
Workshop Attendance Policy: Participants are required to arrive and check in with the Craft Lake City Workshop Coordinator five minutes before the workshop begins, or their spot will be given to a participant on the waitlist. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins and check in with our Workshop Coordinator. You will be added to the waitlist to take the place of an absent participant’s spot, first come, first served. Waitlisters are not guaranteed admittance.
About Craft Lake City: We are a 501-c3 charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science, technology and art. In an effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of local DIY culture, Craft Lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. The 2016 DIY Festival will be held at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, on Friday, Aug. 12 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 13 from Noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 14 from Noon to 6 p.m.
About West Elm: Since it launched in Brooklyn, NY, in 2002, West Elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home. Their mission is three-fold: 1) offer choice in products and services, helping customers create a home that tells their story, 2) build community with customers, collaborators and associates, connecting like-minded strangers through inspiration, conversation, events and activities, and 3) focus on consciousness and honest business practices in everything they do, from handcrafted and local products to supply chain transparency and sustainability. West Elm has worked with 100+ independent designers. Their limited-edition collaborations help emerging and established artists and makers reach new markets while preserving the integrity of their designs.