Mission Statement
About the Guild
Board Members

Mission Statement

The mission of The Metal Arts Guild is to foster community, provide education, and promote Bay Area metal artists and jewelers. We accomplish this by hosting events, providing technical and social media resources, encouraging collaboration between organizations, and outreach to local and global communities.

About the Guild

The Metal Arts Guild (MAG) is an independent, 501(c 3) non-profit, all-volunteer-led arts organization of people who are skilled, interested, or share in the production and exhibition of metals. It was founded in 1951 by a small group of artists working in the studio jewelry and metal arts movement during that time. Today, our membership is comprised of professional and emerging artists, educators, students, collectors, hobbyists and writers.

Board Members

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Kelly Nedderman

President
president [at] metalartsguildsf.org

Kelly is a studio metalsmith, textile designer, and educator, based in SF. While in college she studied textile design and discovered with metalsmithing through an elective course. This discovery led to countless courses and has had a life long impact especially in the area of community involvement. Her work has been exhibited internationally, most recently in exhibitions in the US, Belgium, Australia, and China.

Cynthia Clearwater

Cynthia Clearwater

Treasurer

Cynthia Clearwater started her second career as a metal artist in 2005 after retiring from her professional career as an administrator at UC Berkeley. She works with gold, sterling silver, and gemstones, and loves the challenges of fabricating pieces from scratch. Her goal is eye-catching and soul stirring minimalist design.

Ron Elson

Ron Elson

Exhibitions

Maya Kini

Maya Kini

Secretary

Born in Boston, Maya studied sculpture and literature at Reed
College and went on to receive a graduate degree in Metalsmithing in 2007 from
Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her sculptural work and jewelry has been exhibited
both nationally and internationally. She recently returned to the foggy hills of San
Francisco where she is a studio jeweler, mother of two and educator.

Michaela Farkasovska

Michaela Farkasovska

Membership
metalartsguildsf [at] gmail.com

Michaela Farkasovska is a goldsmith, sport enthusiast and avid skier living and working in San Jose in her home studio. After 9 years in business management and information security, Michaela started her second career as a goldsmith 2.5 years ago and recently finished Jewelry Technician Program at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. She continues her education at Revere Academy and her goal is to share her happiness of making jewelry. Her work is inspired by the beauty of nature and fresh snow, in FreshSnowJewelry.

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Lauren Engel

Programs Co-Chair

Lauren Engel is a jeweler and metalsmith living in San Francisco.  Intending to major in sculpture, Lauren found her way into jewelry and metal arts class and quickly took to the rules and structure it offered.  She has since been dedicated to the field and currently divides her time between work, her studio, and teaching.

David Olson

Programs Co-Chair

Katy DeWeese

Katy DeWeese

Public Relations

Bay area native Katy DeWeese studied Fashion Design and Spanish at UC Davis. Worked as a girls dress designer and is a CA credentialed teacher in Art and Spanish with a masters in education from Domican University and has worked as an educator in various bay area schools. She is currently raising her son in the south bay with her husband and studying with Davide Bigazzi to become a goldsmith and start her own jewelry line.

Monica F. Yichoy

Monica F. Yichoy

Hospitality

After several successful careers in finance and engineering while living in various cities, Monica found her way to jewelry at the suggestion of a psychic. With two impending foot surgeries, she decided to try it out. She is now a goldsmith and jewelry designer of her own brand., Monica is also a traveler, a foodie, and wine and tea aficionado. She can sometimes be found sketching new designs at wineries in Napa and Sonoma.

Colleen O’Connor

Website

Colleen is visual/graphic designer and metalsmith living in Sunnyvale. Colleen found her way to jewelry after learning how to weld in an Industrial Design program. She continues to take classes and works part-time in her studio.

Lucy Gamble

Lucy Gamble

Resource Center/Library

Lucy Gamble is a metal worker living and working in San Francisco. In college, she studied the use of turquoise in Native American jewelry- focusing on Navajo and Zuni squash blossom necklaces. She works on jewelry during her free time and is looking forward to continuing her skill development and beginning to sell her jewelry.

emiko oye

emiko oye

Display Case Rentals

emiko oye is a San Francisco jewelry artist and designer working primarily in LEGO® to create ready-to-wear for her brand emikooreware as well as one-of-a-kind sculptural works that exhibit in museums and galleries worldwide. She discovered the yin to her yang via Forrest Yoga and is a certified teacher and active yogi in the Bay Area. A long-standing MAG Board member and past president, she is grateful for the life-time friendships she has made through this community.

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