Thursday, June 11, 2009
I will be over on Bald Head Island, at the Woods Gallery, in the late afternoon on June 27th demonstrating jewelry techniques at a meet the artist event. Nick Mowers will join me and demonstrate some of his methods as well. There'll be new work from us both. Should be a great evening over on the island!
Bald Head Island, once called Smith's Island, is a piece of land in the mouth of the Cape Fear River where it opens to the sea. It is accessible only by ferry and no cars are allowed on the island. There a few buildings and a lighthouse that date to the island's early history, homes for the small fishing community and the lighthouse keeper. The lighthouse, nicknamed Old Baldy, is the oldest in NC and was built in 1817. The village of Bald Head Island now is home to luxury homes, golf community, marina and a few shops and restaurants.