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


Kelly Nedderman

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

magtreasurer [at] gmail.com

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

mag.exhibition [at] gmail.com

Maya Kini


Michaela Farkasovska

Michaela Farkasovska

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.


Lauren Engel

Programs Co-Chair
magprograms [at] gmail.com

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.

Public Relations
metalartsguildpr [at] gmail.com

This position is currently open.

Monica Yichoy

hospitality.metalartsguild [at] gmail.com

Lucy Gamble

Lucy Gamble

Resource Center/Library
magsfLibrary [at] gmail.com

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
magcaserentals [at] gmail.com

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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