Creating something special for the VCCA

Creating something special for the VCCA

Being half American is very dear to me especially when that ties me to Virginia, where my Mother was born in Lynchburg. I've always felt at home there especially as an escape from the frenetic pace of London so you couldn't have a better location for an artistic retreat. At the end of a long winding driveway, tucked amongst lush woodland with the Blue Ridge Mountains on the horizon you'll find the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA). Since I've been collaborating with them on an auction lot to raise funds during their Fête Champêtre on Saturday April 29th 2017, I was delighted to have the chance to look round their grounds, hear how things are run and even meet a couple of their residents last time I was in town.  

GemVlog Episode Two

GemVlog Episode Two

The weight of a gemstone is very important and is one of the key factors in its value. That's why it is good to be able to estimate the finished weight you'll be able to achieve when buying rough material. 

GemVlog Episode One

GemVlog Episode One

Everyone has to start at the beginning. 

Watch Susi's first ever video blog documenting her experiences as a student during a recent faceting and free form cutting course.