This just in; Tomorrow evening at CCA in Oakland, Nahl Hall, Dutch jeweler and sculptor Ruudt Peters will be giving a free lecture!!!! Tuesday, April 22, 2014 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
Check it out if you can!
Join us this coming Friday! Yehuda Tassa will be giving a lecture on Yemenite history and their arts. The reception begins at 6:30, artist’s talk begins at 7 p.m. in Cabrillo College’s VAPA room 1001.
Yehuda Tassa began to work in Yemenite Filigree at the age of six. Taught by his father, a well-known jeweler in Yemen, he worked in the family jewelry business for sixteen years. Yehuda revitalized his ‘lost art’ recently and began prolifically producing both ancient and modern filigree designs. He creates jewelry and teaches at several locations in Northern California, incorporating both ancient and modern tools and techniques into his filigree and granulation workshops.
This lecture is generously sponsored by Cabrillo College Seahawk Metal Arts Club – SMAC and Cabrillo College Inter Club Council – ICC.
Forming Techniques for Jewelry September 14, 15 and 16, 2012 Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA Cost $375, materials included Limited to 12 students
Join us in a once in a lifetime workshop opportunity while Betty Helen is here on a very rare West Coast visit to the Monterey Bay area. Learn from the master herself in a small intimate atmosphere.
Betty Helen will be able to give each student individual attention and guidance as she teaches how to use the shell forming techniques of synclasting and anticlasting as well as ways to make transitions from one form to the other. You will gain new insight into ways to manipulate sheet metal into a unique group of jewelry items.
Betty Helen Longhi is a nationally recognized metalsmith who creates finely crafted jewelry and sculpture. She attended the University of Wisconsin and Cranbrook Academy of Art and has studied with Heikki Seppa and Michael Good. Ms. Longhi has given numerous workshops both in the United States and Canada including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Parsons School of Design, Arrowmont, Peters Valley Craft Center and Penland School. A master craftsperson, Ms. Longhi incorporates various texturing techniques with forging, shell forming and die forming in her pieces. Her work is recognized for it’s sculptural quality and flowing lines.
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 by Dawn Nakanishi and metal forging by Paul Chaney. Continue reading “Experience Metal – August 18-19, 2012”