Mission Statement
About the Guild
Board Members
Bylaws

 

Mission Statement

The mission of The Metal Arts Guild is to foster community, provide education, and promote Bay Area metal artists and jewelers. We accomplish this by hosting events, providing technical and social media resources, encouraging collaboration between organizations, and outreach to local and global communities.

About the Guild

The Metal Arts Guild (MAG) is an independent, 501(c 3) non-profit, all-volunteer-led arts organization of people who are skilled, interested, or share in the production and exhibition of metals. It was founded in 1951 by a small group of artists working in the studio jewelry and metal arts movement during that time. Today, our membership is comprised of professional and emerging artists, educators, students, collectors, hobbyists and writers.

Board Members

Emma Macchiarini Mankin-Morris

President
president [at] metalartsguildsf.org

Emma Macchiarini Mankin-Morris is a Jeweler and Instructor of Jewelry making who runs her own school and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Emma enjoys creating Jewelry which comes of a process rather than a pattern. She looks at Jewelry making as an adventure with challenges, and points of interest, rather than the mere creation of an object. At best, her work is the making of wearable sculpture, as learned by studying with her Grandfather Peter Macchiarini. She believes in a strong relationship, and balance between Art and Craft, as well as an ethical and ecological approach to Jewelry making. Emma formed her own Jewelry School in 2015, MetalworksSF, which is located at the store shared by her family’s half century old business in the heart of North Beach.

Cynthia Clearwater

Cynthia Clearwater

Treasurer

Cynthia Clearwater started her second career as a metal artist in 2005 after retiring from her professional career as an administrator at UC Berkeley. She works with gold, sterling silver, and gemstones, and loves the challenges of fabricating pieces from scratch. Her goal is eye-catching and soul stirring minimalist design.

 

Alexis PavlantosAlexis Pavlantos

Secretary

Alexis Pavlantos is a metalsmith and instructor living in Oakland, California. Alexis’ fascination for the material world stem from her childhood where she was raised in the mineral heartlands of Tijeras, New Mexico. She enjoys pushing the boundaries of jewelry making by incorporating her Sculpture background into object she calls “feeling forms”. She runs a business named Transmogrify, which is defined as a transformation in a surprising and magical manner. Alexis is accompanied in her studio by her amazing companion, Anvil, a 3 year old shop dog.

 

Ron Elson

Ron Elson

Exhibitions

 

 

Hospitality 

This position is open. Contact the Public Relations Chair if you would like to join the MAG Board.

Michaela Farkasovska

Michaela Farkasovska

Membership
metalartsguildsf [at] gmail.com

Michaela Farkasovska is a goldsmith, sport enthusiast and avid skier, living and working in San Jose. After 9 years in business management and information security, Michaela started her second career as a goldsmith after completing Jewelry Technician Program at Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco. Her work is inspired by the beauty of nature, in Michaela Farkasovska Fine Jewelry.

 

Newsletter 

This position is open. Contact the Public Relations Chair if you would like to join the MAG Board.

Newsletter: metalartsguildnews [at] gmail.com
Please feel free to get in touch with exciting news and events!

LaurenEngel

Lauren Engel

Programs

Lauren Engel is a jeweler and metalsmith living in San Francisco.  Intending to major in sculpture, Lauren found her way into jewelry and metal arts class and quickly took to the rules and structure it offered.  She has since been dedicated to the field and currently divides her time between work, her studio, and teaching.

 

Katy DeWeeseKaty DeWeese

Public Relations

Bay area native Katy DeWeese studied Fashion Design and Spanish at UC Davis. Worked as a girls dress designer and is a CA credentialed teacher in Art and Spanish with a masters in education from Dominican University and has worked as an educator in various bay area schools. She is currently raising her sons in the south bay with her husband and studying with Davide Bigazzi to become a goldsmith and start her own jewelry line.

 

Resource Center/Library

This position is open. Contact the Public Relations Chair if you would like to join the MAG Board.

 

Monica F. YichoyMonica F. Yichoy

Website
magsfweb [at] gmail.com

After several successful careers in finance and engineering while living in various cities around the country, Monica found her way to jewelry at the suggestion of a psychic.  Monica is now based in the East Bay and is a goldsmith and jewelry designer of her own brand, Monica Fiorella Jewelry, which focuses on feminine delicate styles. Her formal education in jewelry include the Jewelry Technician and Graduate Jeweler degrees from the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts.  She is also a traveler, scuba diver, gym rat,  foodie, and wine and tea aficionado.

 

emiko oye

emiko oye

Display Case Rentals

emiko oye is a San Francisco jewelry artist and designer working primarily in LEGO® to create ready-to-wear for her brand emikooreware as well as one-of-a-kind sculptural works that exhibit in museums and galleries worldwide. She discovered the yin to her yang via Forrest Yoga and is a certified teacher and active yogi in the Bay Area. A long-standing MAG Board member and past president, she is grateful for the life-time friendships she has made through this community.

Bylaws

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