We are excited to announce Alison Antelman in a 3-day workshop, ‘Engineering Your Way Out”, MBMAG’s first workshop of the year.
Develop your ability to solve jewelry fabrication problems and learn solutions to common design and fabrication challenges. Design and create a hinged bracelet or necklace. Students create a “map” of their project, learn to make irregular shaped bezel settings for unusually shaped stones, add hinges and where to place them for irregular shapes and using stainless steel wire, solder sterling terminations to the steel, add a hook clasp and complete your project.
Students are guided through the process along with discussion, case studies and actual examples of problems as well as their solutions. We will explore the interplay of movement and functionality in jewelry and the approach from the wearer’s point of view (ie: does it sit funny on the neck, is it too heavy, does the pendant flop over). The real benefit to this class is learning how to engineer your jewelry projects as you discover solutions to common design and fabrication challenges. Step-by-step handouts are supplied along with samples. Basic fabrication and soldering required. (more…)
Exhibition Dates: December 2 – January 2, 2016 Reception: Sunday, December 4, 2016 3-5 PM
MBMAG is excited to present a gallery exhibition this December. This is a terrific opportunity to view new works by members of the Monterey Bay Matal Arts Guild, in a gallery setting. This gallery also has an online presence, see ZFolio.com.
The theme of the exhibit is Emotion, and the interpretations are sure to be as varied as our membership! All pieces are available for sale, and are primarily precious metals.
Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild presents a new exhibition at Pajaro Valley Arts Council in Watsonville. You are invited to participate in this very special event.
The theme is: Surf, Sand & Silversmiths You may enter up to 3 pieces per artist The entry fee is $35.00 Entry Deadline: June 15th
This should be new work, not shown in a previous MBMAG exhibit. Small and medium-sized Sculpture will also be accepted. We will have a Gift Shop within the show, for production pieces $150 retail and under. In the gift shop you can feature up to 6 pieces! Any work sold can be replaced with another piece.
You must be a current MBMAG member to participate in this exhibit. (more…)