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 2019

 

  • Deborah Lozier
  • Deborah Lozier
  • Deborah Lozier
  • Deborah Lozier
  • Deborah Lozier

Deborah Lozier

Website: DeborahLozier.com

Tell us a little about yourself.

I moved to the Bay Area in 1988. I joined MAG in 1989 – the year of the Loma Prieta earth quake. The first true opportunity I received as a jeweler was through this organization – the Metal Smiths Fair at Fort Mason. I was working in isolation in my garage studio and didn’t know anyone but my husband. I entered the fair from an ad I saw in Artweek magazine. I was accepted! And then got busy making my first body of work. I set up my booth and panicked. I felt so out of place. Kim Keyworth was my first customer. Elizabeth Shypertt and Mike Holmes were just starting Velvet da Vinci. I met so many people at that event it changed my life. Most things in my career have been accidental or indirect. I work hard and push myself but live by a leap of faith. Early on I entered everything and learned to take rejection as part of the process.  But most of my professional opportunities have come to me out of the blue and not from a direct pursuit. I learned to say yes and then got busy figuring out how I was going to follow through. I seem to have two personas. The eager confident one who thinks she can do anything and the other one, which is who I spend the most time with. She ponders and worries on how to make it happen with a little more anxiety and self doubt then I like to admit. But it has worked out and I am grateful for each opportunity and feel fortunate to have been allowed to follow this path.

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