Save the Date: Evelyn Markasky Class “Enameling Lab: Sharing an Obsession”

Two cut out figures  Evelyn Markasky

We are excited to announce MBMAG’s upcoming workshop: Evelyn Markasky with a 2-day class, Enameling Lab: Sharing an Obsession.

The workshop will be held at Creator Haven in Watsonville and the cost will be $180 plus a $40 kit fee to be paid in class.

Experimenting with different enameling techniques and processes will be the emphasis of this class, having the opportunity to fuse enamel onto copper with both a hand-held torch and the kiln. Alter metal with color and texture using sifted and liquid enamels. Specific techniques include sgraffito, stencils, graphite, foils, how to add images with iron oxide decals, plus some other rather unconventional materials. Whether you are new to enameling or more experienced, you will learn ways to push the limits of your artistic thinking.

Registration will open at 10:00 am on May 18.  We expect this to be a quick sell out, so mark your calendars.

You must be a member of MBMAG to enroll in this workshop. Not a member? Join today!

Alison Antelman Workshop – Feb 3-5 – Registration now open

Alison Antelman workshop

Registration Now Open!
Alison Antelman Workshop
February 3-5, 2017

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.

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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--step handouts are supplied along with samples. Basic fabrication and soldering required. Continue reading “Alison Antelman Workshop – Feb 3-5 – Registration now open”

REGISTER NOW: Nancy LT Hamilton Workshop – June 4-5, 2016

Click on the image to see a brief video about what we will be doing in the June 2016 workshop.

Click on the image to see a brief video about what we will be doing in the June 2016 workshop.
Click on the image to see a brief video about what we will be doing in the June 2016 workshop.

We are excited to announce Nancy LT Hamilton (YouTube Metalsmith Queen), June 4-5, 2016.  The workshop is ‘Riveted Portrait Pendant’, the price has been reduced to $225 plus a small kit fee.  Register now, space is  limited.

Students will learn to permanently transfer photographs or any image onto polymer clay and encapsulate it with rivets between sheets of textured metals. Students will also make a handmade chain for the pendant.

You must be a member of MBMAG to enroll in this workshop.

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Make-a-Bracelet Workshop – MBMAG and SF MAG at Maker Faire 2013

MBMAG and SF MAG at Maker Faire 2013

MBMAG and Metal Arts Guild San Francisco are teaming up for Maker Faire, May 18 & 19, 2013 at the San Mateo County Events Center!  MBMAG will be doing our Make-a-Bracelet workshop and will need volunteers to help teach the public how to make a simple copper stamped bracelet.

MBMAG will be working with our fellow artists SFMAG at the Maker Faire doing a Make-a-Bracelet Workshop. Here’s the link to their page: MAG and MBMAG at Maker Faire – May 18-19. This will be our first joint project with our sister guild! This will also give us more connections with them so when we do a collaborative exhibition with them we will have people who have met each other and worked side side.

If you think you would like to volunteer for a 4 hour time slot please contact me, Mary Luke.  I will have more specific information as the time draws nearer to the date. We will be setting up on Friday May 17, 2013.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work with our fellow metalsmiths from the north and east bay, expanding our community. Maker Faire has literally thousands of people come through on those two days.   So please let me know if you would like to participate.

Do come out to Maker Faire, whether you are available to volunteer or not.  As they say, “We are all MAKERS”.  The diversity of both Makers and what they make is astounding, there really is something for everyone.

Alison Antelman Workshop – March 16-17, 2013

Alison Antelman, bracelet

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild in partnership with
Seahawks Metal Arts Club is pleased to announce
our Spring 2013 workshop


Alison Antelman: Custom Clasps

March 16 and 17, 2013 – 10 AM to 4 PM  –  Saturday and Sunday  – $275
Cabrillo College Small Metals Studio – 6500 Drive, Aptos, CA 95003

 

Alison Antelman, bracelet
Alison Antelman, bracelet

Alison Antelman is a master jeweler located at the Historic Sawtooth Building in Berkeley. She fabricates her gorgeous jewelry locally and exhibits and teaches nationally. Her clever and beautiful designs incorporate the mechanical and functional into stunning focal point handmade clasps, customizing each piece.

Hollow forms allow her jewelry to be light and comfortable to wear, while being substantial. Please join us as she unlocks the secrets of her keyhole and box form clasps.

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Experience Metal – August 18-19, 2012

SC Museum of Art and History

EXPERIENCE METAL
at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, August 18th and 19th, 2012

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), in collaboration with the Cabrillo College Seahawk Metal Arts Club (SMAC) is participating in a two-day celebration of all things metal at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For two days the patios and the classroom of the museum will be a flurry of activity as we present three workshops: Make-A-Bracelet, Crazy Metal Quilt and tufa casting, and two demonstrations: fold forming Dawn Nakanishi and metal forging Paul Chaney. Continue reading “Experience Metal – August 18-19, 2012”