I create & sell my handcrafted, handmade Jewelry Designs in my workshop, Studio 35 in historic Spanish Village Art Center in San Diego's beautiful Balboa Park.





Handmade Sterling Silver, Copper, Gem Stone, Pearl & Crystal Jewelry in Studio 35, Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego.
Handcrafted Sterling Silver, Copper, Gem Stone, Pearl & Crystal Jewelry in Studio 35, Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego.

After nine years as a partner is Studio 39 in San Diego's beautiful Spanish Village Art Center, I was offered my own studio...Studio 35! The entrance to Studio 35 can be seen as you come into the village and look to your right. The red French doors and arched entry are framed by a Beautiful Bougainvilla!

Built by the city of San Diego in 1935 for the second California Exposition, Spanish Village was intended to represent a little village in Spain, consisting of several little shops and restaurants. Consequently each shop is architecturally unique.

In 1937, following the exposition, a group of local artists approached the City of San Diego and convinced them to turn Spanish Village into an artist’s community. Artists worked in the Village studios until the Second World War when the military took over Balboa Park. After the war ended and the military pulled out, the artists returned to Spanish Village and have continued creating their art in the studios ever since.


Red Door of Maureen King's Jewelry Studio 35, Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego.
Bougainvilla Framed Arched Entrance to Maureen King's Jewelry Studio 35, Spanish Village Art Center, Balboa Park, San Diego.

Originally, in 1935, my studio and the two archways to the right of Studio 35 (The Sculptors' Guild and Studio 37) were walkways from the patio of Spanish Village to the parking lot. I am told that my studio was enclosed in the 1950s making it the most beautiful studio in the village, in my humble opinion!!! Today Spanish Village Art Center has 37 working studios (and several guilds) representing over 100 artists' work.

Spanish Village Art Center is located in Balboa Park between the famous San Diego Zoo and the Natural History Museum. Although my studio, Studio 35 is closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, the other studios in the Village are open 7 days a week from 11-4. To learn more about Spanish Village Art Center go to www.spanishvillageart.com.

 

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