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Straw Factory

Straw Factory

Straw Factory is the jewelry business incubator of the Long Beach City College Jewelry Entrepreneurship Program in Southern California.

Individually, we express our personal design and aesthetics, learning not only the practice of art making, but also the profession of being an artist. 

Collectively, we are a self-propelling cohort managing collaborations and together learning the mechanics of business. Currently comprised of post-baccalaureate and encore career students: Cynthia E. Arroyo, John Hissong, Adrienne Kibler, Lynn Lane, Alexandra Lee, Andrea Magolske, Heather McMillen, Ashley Ryane, Amy Solis and Elizabeth VanStralen.  

The strength of community has always been essential to our program. Working together as a team, we pool resources and support each other's professional goals.   We enrich our artistic and problem solving potential, starting with basic materials and creating objects that are useful, meaningful, and beautiful.
We are community, we are makers, we are Straw Factory.