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.

August 2019

 

  • Judy Pagnusat
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Judy Pagnusat

Website: judypag.com
Instagram: Judypag_designs

Tell us a little about yourself.

I have been making art as far back as I can remember and no matter what medium I work in, I make jewelry. My first recollection creating jewelry was in 3rd grade when a friend and I made sword pins to sell, using pearl topped hat pins, added beads and lanyard for the hilt. My first profession was as a hairdresser and salon owner which fed my artistic nature. I next became an outside sales rep and my favorite sales job was selling, teaching and demonstrating Asian art supplies to art stores throughout Northern California. As I approached retirement, I looked for what was next and started fusing glass and making glass jewelry. I wanted to make my own findings and found metal clay, from there I studied and began to work in metalsmithing and now am doing a lot of enameling. I am amused that I have gone full circle, from glass, metals and now am working in glass on metal.

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