November Speaker Series: Bob Boscarelli Friday Night Nov 9, 2018 7-9 pm Creator Haven 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Bob will talk about finding the most complete Stegosaurus ever found and her epic journey to the London Natural History Museum. Take a peek into the fascinating world of paleontology!Free and open to the public. Light snacks will be provided.
This event was held at Creator Haven, LLC, 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 from 7-9 pm. Light refreshments were served.
November Speaker Series: Dave Duncan Lapidary Demo and Stone Sale Friday Night Nov 15, 2019 7-9 pm Creator Haven 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Dave Duncan is a long-time member of the Santa Cruz Mineral and Gem Society. He can often be found at their lapidary shop on Saturday mornings, making unique cabochons and helping newcomers to lapidary learn their way around the equipment. Dave will give a demo of basic lapidary techniques, answer your questions about how to get started in lapidary work, and discuss essential equipment. After his talk, Dave will have a selection of his best cabochons available for sale. Don’t miss this chance to learn from a pro and to add to your stash at the same time!
This event was held at Creator Haven, LLC, 41B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA on Friday, Nov. 15 from 7-9 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
Date: Sunday, June 13, 2021 Time: 2:00 pm PST Free to members Check your email for the Zoom link
ABOUT GEORGE POST:
George Post is a freelance photographer, based in the San Francisco Bay Area with a client base of individual artists and craftspeople who work in a variety of 2D and 3D media. Many of them sell their creations on the craft-fair circuit, using George’s photographs of their work to jury into the more prestigious shows throughout America. George does some purely commercial photography as well.
A Life Member of ASMP, the American Society of Media Photographers, George also enjoys photography for his own artistic expression. He has a special fondness for colorful, unusual subject matter, and his archives include an eclectic mix of landscapes, cityscapes, astronomical, meteorological, geological, and biological images.
TENTATIVE WORKSHOP OUTLINE
Types of subject & Orientation
Hanging – Pendants, Necklaces, Earrings (Post vs. Wire, Fishing Line Frame)
Tabletop – 3d Objects, Jewelry with camera on tripod
Last week’s fantastic presentation on Social Media for Artists was a great introduction to the world of selling on Social Media. Next we’ll dive into the world of Instagram as MBMAG presents another free Zoom event for members. Nicole will share her secrets for selling jewelry on Instagram. With 115,000 followers on her Instagram account, Nicole has shown that social media can indeed extend a jeweler’s reach.
The presentation will be held via Zoom. You must pre-register, and you must be a member of MBMAG to attend. Once you are registered, we will send you the link and password for the Zoom meeting. Our Zoom room is limited to 99 participants, plus Nicole. First come, first served!
Hammering Away-Art, Education, and Environment December 11, 2019, 6:30 p.m. Cabrillo College Jewelry Room VAPA 3001
Presenters Angela Gleason and Lynn Guenther will talk about their work and how they make meaningful lives with their creative practice.
Angela will talk about her work and her SCRAP (Santa Cruz Recycled Art Program) exhibit, opening December 6.
Angela has always been fascinated with found objects, recycling, and re-use and often works with strong political intention. She is currently finishing an Artist Residency with SCRAP utilizing a vast array of unexpected materials from the Resource Recovery Facility at Dimeo Lane to create art with environmental, educational, and social statements.
Lynn Guenther will show a short video about her teaching trip to Rosebud Reservation and talk a bit about other educational programs that she is involved in.
Lynn is collecting tools and donations to complete the “tool kit” she left for the students to use at the school on Rosebud Reservation. Below is what they are missing. You can bring any donations to the meeting.
Lynn says, “Fortunately some artists were very generous with materials last year, but the kids are using them and they could always use more if people want to donate any extra stuff they have. 20 or 18 gauge copper would be helpful, too, for bracelets.”
15-20 design stamps (expensive, $8 each!)
3 ball pein hammers
rawhide hammer or delrin
3 more saws
3 bench pins
a few more pliers, wire cutters, and files
Copper, brass, nickel, stones and beads
Cash donations towards tools and materials are also welcome
Lapidary and jeweler Sky Paxton will share his love and knowledge of agates with us on Friday, Sept. 21, 7-9 pm at the Moss Landing Harbor Master’s Office. Sky will share slides with examples of various types of agates, locations where they are found and some factors that affect prices. He’ll also give us some tips on hardness and cleavage planes of popular stones which affect their use in certain types of settings. Sky has been working with stones for many years, so bring your questions about working with these varied and beautiful stones.
This meeting is free and open to the public.
The address is 7881 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing. After you enter the driveway to the Harbor parking lot go to the building all the way to the end of the parking lot on your right, “Harbor Master’s Office”.