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.

November 2018

 

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Maria Carmella Luna

Website: www.catchthemoondesign.com

Tell us a little about yourself.

My life path has been in and out of the creative process. It started in the 70’s. I have been a fine artist working in many mediums — stain glass, weaving, painting and sculpture. As a painter, I was “figurative” colorist. A drawing teacher asked if I every tried sculpting, I had not. I found my “bliss” in sculpting, first casting in plaster and resin then bronze. As a sculptor, I loved the female form and used it in a contemporary way in my work. Life changes . . . I had to take the time I used in my art for a corporate job. I worked in marketing in the semi conductor business and I retired from the graphic design business.

Jewelry is my first passion. My mother put jewelry on me as a child and I wore her pieces and her gifts of jewelry until I purchased my own. It is hard for me to wear my own work because I love every piece in my collection. I have been asked to often if what I was wearing was my own work and it was not. I don’t leave home without putting on something of my own work.

I love traveling and being with my granddaughter who seems to be growing faster then I would like. I am working at having all the little girls in my life like bright shiny things – jewelry.

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