Save the Date! Ling-Yen Designs Coming to Cha-ya!

We, at Cha-ya, are happy to announce this special event featuring handcrafted jewelry artist and metalsmith, Ling-Yen Jones!


Please join Mitsuko Noda Gammon, owner, and Ling-Yen Jones, jewelry on 

Saturday, June 17 &  Sunday, June 18, 2017.

On June 18, we will have special musical guest, Shakuhachi player, Karl Young.

11:00 am to 3:00 pm on both days.

Looking forward to seeing you for this wonderful event! Here is a little background information on Ling-Yen, as well as, Karl Young.


                                                                                           Ling-Yen Jones

Ling-Yen Jones is a Mendocino County jeweler working mainly in silver, semi-precious stones, and pearls. Her style ranges from the traditional to the modern and is completely unique. All of her pieces are individually handmade, and are therefore, one-of-a-kind or in small series with repeating motifs.

Ling-Yen's training is with David Laplantz at Humboldt State University, at Monterey Peninsula College, and various Mendocino Art Center workshops and assistantships.

She is presently working with her own company, Ling-Yen Designs.


Ling-Yen Studio face HKelley

Ling-Yen @ grinder










Face0012w Swallow & the Sun (1)








                                                  Karl Young

     After spending some time as a jazz tenor saxophone player Karl Young embarked on a career as a physicist and chose to satisfy his musical yearnings with an intensive study of the shakuhachi. Over the past 20 years he has studied with a number of teachers; his primary sensei are Kaoru Kakizakai and Riley Lee.

While his focus has been on honkyoku in the dokyoku tradition he also plays sankyoku and minyo. He is cofounder of the group Ensohza, formed in 2006, specializing in traditional minyo and Japanese folk dance, in which he plays the shinobue as well as the shakuhachi.


Come enjoy this weekend with us! Delicious tea will be served.

Thank you for your years of support! ~Mitsuko

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