Debbie Maier Jacknin
Debbie Maier Jacknin has been teaching clay, jewelry making, knitting, crocheting, and stained glass mosaic classes for over 15 years. Debbie’s husband, Larry, passed away from ALS in 2016. A few months after he passed, Debbie opened a shop in Lawrenceville with her daughters Jennifer and Jacklyn Orefice. Inspiration for the store name, Songbird Artistry, came from Larry’s nickname, Larry Bird.
Formally known as Jenn’s Jems, Songbird Artistry opened their doors at 4316 Penn Avenue (across from Children’s Hospital). Songbird Artistry is a boutique offering a variety of locally made goods for children and adults. In addition, they offer classes in knitting, crocheting, sewing, jewelry making, and stained glass mosaics. They specialize in events and parties for kids and adults. A favorite with kids (or kids at heart) is a Harry Potter themed birthday party complete with a wand ceremony, broom shaped hors d’oevures, and a take home craft. If you want to have more fun with clay, Debbie offers a BYOB friends day out where you can decorate a wine glass or mug with clay with sipping your favorite vintage. Debbie has been an integral part of the festival for 12 years and can be reached at SongbirdArtistry.com, Debo1960@aol.com or 412-427-5500.
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