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.

August 2022

  • Francesca MacKie
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Francesca MacKie

Board Member
Public Relations May 2020 – January 2022, Membership January 2022 – Present

Instagram: fmackiejewelry

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a jewelry designer, instructor, and life-long art student. My work is motivated by a love of material exploration and is largely inspired by architectural landscapes. I grew up in San Francisco, lived in New York and Hawaii, and earned my MFA in Sculpture in 2012 from Academy of Art University. I teach in the Jewelry and Metal Arts Department at AAU and work with students to encourage them to enter exhibitions and competitions around the world. I joined the board of the Metal Arts Guild about 2 years ago and have been enjoying meeting a larger community of Bay Area artists.