FREE All Member Winter Party 2023

Summary of the free all member winter party location, and timing

Meet other metal artists at our annual Winter Gathering
Sunday January 22, 2023
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photo of Susan Kingsley - head shot with wind whipping her hair
Susan Kingsley, Featured Speaker for the MBMAG Winter Meeting and Potluck Party

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Sunday, JANUARY 22, 2023
FREE Winter Meeting and Potluck Party
Haute Enchilada Social Club & Gallery, Moss Landing, CA

Join us for good food, fellowship, an informative talk by Susan Kingsley, former guild member and author of Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths. Bring a $20 bill to buy a book directly from the author!


Limit of 50 attendees

Sign up now for a FREE spot (current and new members). Join now for all of 2023

You may now add up to two guests and you can still register yourself. When registering, enter the total # of people (up to 3).

All 50 free spots will be taken quickly!

Bring a potluck dish to share with serving utensil(s)

You are welcome to attend without bringing a dish.

Please label your dish if you have made a special type (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, gluten-free, paleo, etc.) so others know they can partake. If a dish includes nuts or shellfish, please label the dish accordingly. You may use blue tape and a marker to label the dish.

The guild will provide eating utensils, paper plates, and napkins.

BYOB or buy an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage at the Haute Enchilada cash bar


Susan Kingsley, a visual artist working with hands-on processes. As a metalsmith, she creates physical objects that reflect her commitment to craft. Susan will bring copies of her book to sell in person.

cover of hydraulic Die Forming book with a photo of a die formed amphora pendant on a silver chain

Making jewelry led her to thinking about how social and cultural values are communicated by “things,” how personal objects shape our lives and reflect our beliefs. She enjoys making art that challenges the status quo, often with irony and paradox.

Susan’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States, Canada and Europe. She’s authored articles on craft, culture and environmental issues and written the technical book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths.

Susan’s work has been exhibited and published in the United States, Canada and Europe. She’s authored articles on craft, culture and environmental issues and written a technical book, Hydraulic Die Forming for Jewelers and Metalsmiths.

Susan taught jewelry and metalsmithing at Monterey Peninsula College and has conducted numerous workshops on die forming throughout the United States and Canada.

In 2006 she co-founded the non-profit organization, Ethical Metalsmiths, whose mission is to promote responsible jewelry practices through education, connection and action.

You may buy a book from Susan Kingsley in person at the Winter Party, or order one online now


Haute Enchilada Social Club & Gallery, 7902 Moss Landing Rd, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9657

Winter Party & Artist Talk by Lynda Watson – Feb 10, 2013

Lynda Watson

The MBMAG Winter Party, featuring a special presentation by Lynda Watson on her trip to China is on Sunday, February 10, 2013 in the meeting room of The Haute Enchilada restaurant in Moss Landing.
The Haute Enchilada
7902 Moss Landing Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
831-633-5843

THE DAY’S SCHEDULE OF EVENTS INCLUDES:
A POTLUCK

A MEMBERSHIP MEETING
LYNDA WATSON’S PRESENTATION

A POTLUCK
Bring a tasty dish to share.  Also, everyone is encouraged to bring one of your latest metal creations to share

A MEMBERSHIP MEETING

AGENDA (proposed)

  • Welcome & introductions (Board & Kim Solana)
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Approve Minutes
  • Guest Artist
  • Exhibitions
  • Website
  • Committees review (volunteers)
  • Newsletter
  • Membership
  • Future ideas for MBMAG
  • Adjourn

3:30 LYNDA WATSON’S PRESENTATION on her TRIP to CHINA

Featured Artist Lynda Watson will give a talk and slide presentation on her recent trip to China.   It was an amazing experience and you will enjoy seeing metal art.

“After a trip to Southeastern China in 2008, Mary Hu was invited by the Chinese government to bring 10 professional metalsmiths/jewelers to China for the purpose of observing, advising, and showing work to students and faculty at Chinese University metals programs. 

We were also there to study Maio jewelry and costume in its original, indigenous form and as it was being produced for export as tourist goods. I will show images of the artisans making both fine silver and nickel silver traditional jewelry as well as photos of museum pieces and where the Miao live and work.”  -Lynda

DON’T MISS A SINGLE MOMENT!

Thank you to Kim Solana for graciously making the room available for MBMAG on this auspicious day – Chinese New Year.