Curtis Arima Presentation Video Available to Current Members

"Watch the Video" of the Winter Party presentation: "Sustaining Multiple Art Practices" by Curtis Arima. "His philosophy is to be a thinking and environmentally caring artist." Presented on Sunday Jan 28, 2024 at the Elks Loge on Martinelli Street in Watsonville, CA. Two large snowflakes decorate the top 1/2 of the image. A color portrait of Curtis Arima is in the lower right corner. He is smiling and wearing glasses and a colorful shirt in flowered patterns. The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild square logo is in the lower left corner. Featuring calipers, pliers, a graver and a hammer.

All current guild members

may now watch the video online in the Member Resources section. Login to your guild account then navigate to the Member Resources page and click on the image for Curtis Arima.

Curtis Hidemasa Nickerson Arima is a San Francisco Bay Area artist and educator who ties sustainability into all aspects of his life and work.

The hour long presentation includes

  • Artistic practice (History and Overview)
  • Inspirations: Personal, Cultural and Emotional
  • Custom and Studio Jewelry: Professional and Financial Sustainability
  • Personal History: Emotional and Personal Sustainability
  • Sustainability: Personal, Cultural, Historical, Social
  • Jewelry & Metal Art Program at California College of the Arts: Includes Student Artwork
  • Supporting Sustainable Practices at CCA / JMA
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Expanded Sustainability Goals
  • Responsible Jewelry Practices for Mr. Arima’s Artwork plus Resources and Overview

Thank you again to Curtis Arima!!!

Black and white portrait of Curtis Arima melting metal in a crucible in his workshop. He is wearing eye protection and a fire resistant glove in his left hand. His apron has vertical stripes. He is wearing a necklace. In the foreground is the top of a rolling mill.
Curtis Arima melting metal into a crucible

Reverse Intaglio and Custom Tool Making Video Available to Current Members

"Recorded Seminar; Watch now on MBMAG.org; Reverse Intaglio Carving + Custom Tool Making with Bob Rush; member resources; free 4 all members

All current guild members

may now watch the video online in the Member Resources section. Login to your guild account then navigate to the Member Resources page.

Bob Rush demonstrated reverse intaglio carving into stone, custom tool making and the use of those tools.

Thank you again to Bob Rush!!!

portrait of artist instructor Bob Rush wearing a blue shirt
Bob Rush contributes a monthly Bench Tips article to Rock & Gem Magazine.

Bob began practicing lapidary in 1958 and metal and jewelry in 1972. He teaches at clubs, has taught at Modesto Junior college, and teaches annually at Camp Paradise. Bob has been teaching metalsmithing and lapidary for over 20 years.

Free Reverse Intaglio and Custom Tool Making Seminar

"FREE ART SEMINAR;ONLINE; RESERVE a SPACE NOW; 3.17.2024; SUN 1-2PM; REVERSE INTAGLIO CARVING + CUSTOM TOOL MAKING with BOB RUSH" text = 4 photos. Photo 1: Agate with reverse side carved with a sunburst pattern in the clear part of the stone as the sun rises over the brown part of the stone. Photo 2: using a curr in a flexshaft to carve into the back side of an agate. Photo 3: a customized wooden tool on a flex shaft. Photo 4: carving the rays into the sun shape on the backside of the stone.

Reserve a space NOW for our free online seminar

Everyone may watch, you need not be a member to enjoy this free seminar.

1 – 2 PM SUNDAY March 17, 2024

Bob Rush will demonstrate reverse intaglio carving into
stone, custom tool making and the use of those tools.

portrait of artist instructor Bob Rush wearing a blue shirt
Bob Rush contributes a monthly Bench Tips article to Rock & Gem Magazine.

Bob began practicing lapidary in 1958 and metal and jewelry in 1972. He teaches at clubs, has taught at Modesto Junior college, and teaches annually at Camp Paradise. Bob has been teaching metalsmithing and lapidary for over 20 years.

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