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.

June 2022

  • Katy DeWeese
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  • Katy DeWeese

 



Katy DeWeese

Board Member
Public Relations October 2017-May 2020,  Secretary May 2020-Present

Website: katydeweese.com
Instagram: katydeweese

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up in the Bay Area, studied Design and Spanish at UC Davis.  Worked as a fashion designer but realized I missed working with kids, which I had done throughout my life, so I went back to get my teaching credential at Dominican University.  Finally, after teaching Spanish for a year, I got my dream job at a local high school teaching Visual Art. However, my husband was offered a great opportunity and we moved to the south bay.  We started trying for kids and I took time off from teaching and started taking jewelry classes at Davide Bigazzi Studio in Menlo Park. I had taken a few jewelry classes before, but he introduced me to the art of chasing & repoussé to create sculptural one-of-a-kind pieces of wearable art.  Now, eight years (and two kids) later, I’m in San Francisco with my own business and studio of my own.

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