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”

Call for Artists: Adornment

Adornment 2015

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild

announces a call for artists to exhibit in a gallery show

Adornment:

new work from Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild members

at the Z Folio Gallery in Monterey, CA

December 4, 2015 – January 4, 2016

Reception: Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 3 pm to 5 PM

 

Adornment 2015

MBMAG is excited to present a gallery exhibition opportunity this December and January.  Many of our members have been looking for new exhibit opportunities, so not only is this an opportunity to enhance your resume, but also a chance to market work in a gallery setting.  This gallery has an online presence, see Z Folio.

The theme Adornment may be interpreted as you wish. A little research on the meaning of the word might inspire you. Each artist may submit up to two new pieces of jewelry or small sculpture not previously shown in a Guild exhibit. This announcement is far in advance of the deadline, to give you time to create something new.  All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale, and priced with commissions to the gallery in mind (50% to artist/50% to gallery).

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Winter Party January 11, 2015! Guest Speaker Emiko Oye!

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Mark your calendars! The MBMAG community will ring in the new year at Haute Enchilada in Moss Landing, Sunday, January 11, 2015 at high noon!  Here are the details:

Location:  Haute Enchilada, Moss Landing, 7902 MOSS LANDING ROAD, MOSS LANDING    831-633-5843\

Schedule:
12:00 – Pin Swap and Hors d’oeuveres caterd Haute Enchilada
Bring as many or as few pins as you like, Get crazy and creative – anything goes.
There is no potluck this year, we’d appreciate it if you let us know if you’re coming so we order enough food!
1:00  Meeting and Announcements
Very short meeting and announcements
2:00Talk Emiko Oye,
Emiko Oye, noted jeweler, user of recycled and green materials, and past President of the San Francisco MAG.

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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