Anvil is a studio (for metalwork), gallery (of locally handmade goods), and salon (newly added!) located on Person Street, near Piebird. Becky Wofford is the owner and one of the jewelry artists featured in the boutique. She stepped out into new (business) territory last year, and hasn’t looked back: transforming the space, adding a salon to Anvil’s repertoire, and shaping an evolving neighborhood that’s contending for downtown Raleigh notoriety.
She also plans for Anvil to hold classes and workshops in metalsmithing, including: sawing, soldering, electro etching, stone setting, tool making, as well as, making rings and working with a hydraulic press. Her own jewelry-making process is that of the time honored technique of sawing, forming, and forging (along with all metalsmith artists in the store). She aims for Anvil to help Raleigh become for handcrafted metalwork what Seagrove is for pottery.
Coming up! Father’s Day is only a couple of weeks away (June 16) and this weekend is First Friday downtown—check out Anvil for fun handmade cards, leather goods, and bowties, plus the opening of Anvil Salon! They’re at 715 N. Person Street (towards Capital Blvd and near Rapid Fitness); parking in the front or around the corner (left) on the street.
P.S. If you are a metalsmith and looking for a studio, go here for Anvil’s rates and a list of available tools.