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WJA Visits the JV Collective at Bok

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I'm on the board of the Women's Jewelry Association of Philadelphia, and this year we've been working on creating a more interesting and educational series of events for our WJA community. This May we visited the JV Collective, which is currently located in the Bok Building in South Philadelphia.

JV Collective Studio Visit with the Women's Jewelry Association of Philadelphia - Members of JV Collective

We were lucky enough to meet up with Sarah Rachel Brown, Luci Jockel, Melanie Bilenker, and Marie Eife (The other members currently include: Leslie Boyd, Emily Cobb, and Mallory Weston).

JV Collective Studio Visit with the Women's Jewelry Association of Philadelphia - Luci Jockel Jewelry

JV Collective Studio Visit with the Women's Jewelry Association of Philadelphia - Luci Jockel Showing Her Jewelry

JV Collective Studio Visit with the Women's Jewelry Association of Philadelphia - Melanie Bilenker Jewelry

JV Collective Studio Visit with the Women's Jewelry Association of Philadelphia - Maria Eife Jewelry

They let us explore their shared studio, and handle and try on their work. We chatted about working in a shared space, raising children while maintaining a studio practice, and Sarah's podcast: Perceived Value.

JV Collective Studio Visit with the Women's Jewelry Association of Philadelphia - Sarah Rachel Brown of the Perceived Value Podcast

JV Collective Studio Visit with the Women's Jewelry Association of Philadelphia - Sarah Rachel Brown's Jewelry

In her podcast, she interviews artists and jewelers about how they navigate money issues in their life: college debts, salaries in the industry, how much it actually costs to participate in craft shows, etc. If you haven't checked it out yet, we highly recommend it!



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