The Metal Arts Guild (MAG) is an independent, non-profit, educational organization
of people who are skilled, interested, or share in the production and exhibition of metals.

Our Community

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Everyone is welcome to join: from the beginner to the master craftsperson, teachers and students, metal arts collectors and more. Each member is a vital part of making the Guild work for our community.

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We support the work of outstanding metal artists by organizing exhibitions, lectures, and workshops, awarding an annual MAG Community Project Grant, various student scholarships, and offering resources and opportunities for our members.

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MAG is a 501(c 3) non-profit, all-volunteer-led arts organization, and we rely on your generosity to help us provide metal related events, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and networking mixers to the membership and community.

Featured Member

Each month a new Featured Member is chosen from the completed member profiles on our website. Their interview and work is highlighted on our blog and social media. Visit our archive of past Featured Members.

July 2018

 

     

Monica Yichoy

Concord, CA
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Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born in San Francisco, and raised in the East Bay and in Lima, Peru. With a mixed racial and cultural background as well having lived in various places west coast and east, I have a unique perspectives. Education and math were emphases in my family. Fortunately, it was not a struggle as it was favorite subject. In fact, I majored on it at Cornell and then followed it up with a master degree in Engineering. Afterwards, I lived in a lot of places, moving where work took me. I had several successful careers, all which ended under my own terms. However, after few years, none of them seemed satisfying. I have finally found my last career, though! I could not go back to working in a grey cubicle in front of a computer all day. I love making jewelry. Although my path to becoming a jeweler has been roundabout, I am glad I have all that education and all my past careers. I still use some of the skills and tools I learned before and apply them to my business now.

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