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


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.


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.


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.

January 2023

  • Silvera Jewelry School


Silvera Jewelry School

Instagram: silverajewelryschool

1.Tell us a little about your school or program. When did it start? What format do you use (online/in person)? How many students per class?

Silvera Jewelry School offers both online and in-person classes, and many of our classes are both! We have 9 in-person desks that are fully equipped, and our classes tend to have a maximum of 15-18 students so we can spend time with each student individually. They share live magnified demonstrations on our big screen TV with up to 9 more students online. Our classes include handouts, recordings of the live classes, and some materials. 

It’s our mission to help students to learn traditional and contemporary jewelry techniques, using home studio friendly tools and chemicals, so that they can easily continue to work at home. 

It’s very important to us that students feel comfortable and safe in the classroom, and now online as well. All of our teachers are patient, generous and encourage students to be passionate about creating and learning. 

January 2023 is our 12 year anniversary. Our school was started by Joe and Anat Silvera, who have been teachers since 2002 and the 90s, respectively. Jenn Parnell Kirkpatrick joined in 2019 and we all became joint partners, running the school together, in 2021.