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Metal Arts Guild of Georgia          is a 501 C(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing, enriching, and nurturing the creativity and community of metalsmiths in Georgia. 

It is a diverse organization of professional metalsmiths, jewelry designers, instructors, hobbyists, suppliers, gallery owners, and those who support the fine art of metalsmithing.

You do not have to work with gold to be a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Georgia.  Our members work with silver, copper and a variety of other metals as well as gold.

We encourage you to join us!


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MAGG Upcoming Events / Workshops

Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:30 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Saturday, September 28, 2019 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Thursday, October 03, 2019 9:30 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Monday, October 28, 2019 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Saturday, December 07, 2019 10:00 AM • Zone of Light Studio, 1202 Zonolite Rd., Atlanta, GA 30306

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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, September 14, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Sunday, September 15, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 5
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     Fast Cast (lost-wax)

    A Weekend Workshop with Barbara Mann

    September 14 & 15, 2019

    Saturday & Sunday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm



    Barbara Mann has had over 40 years of experience as a metal and jewelry artist.  She graduated from the University of Georgia with BFA and MFA degrees.  She has taught for many years as an adjunct instructor at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, with the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy and in Costa Rica through the UGA Continuing Education Program.  Barbara has won numerous awards for her work and conducted many workshops throughout the Southeast and for MAGG.

    Barbara, a generous instructor with an engaging personality, will talk about various mold-making materials and casting waxes and show examples.  She has done thousands of castings, is fascinated by the possibilities, and looks forward to sharing her research with us and seeing our creations!

    DAY #1

    • Make an impression of something fairly small, perhaps delicate, (it won't be damaged), with a mold material that hardens (cures) in three minutes.
    • Pour wax into the mold and then add or subtract or manipulate the wax image, add sprues for casting.
    • Invest, burn-out in the kiln overnight. (You don't have to be there!)


    DAY #2

    • Pour molten silver into the mold.
    • Finish your casting by removing the sprues, filing, grinding, polishing or tumbling.


    VOILA!  Walk out with some unique and beautiful castings!


    Bring something small that you would like to take an impression to make a one-sided mold.  (see examples in workshop image).  The mold material we will use, Mega-sil, is used in making molds of ear canals for making hearing aids.  The mold material has baby oil in it which will not harm most things, but will leave a residue which can be wiped off.  It will stain fabric and paper.



    Mega-sil mold material will be available for students to purchase at $2.00 per package which will make 1-3 molds depending on the size of the mold.


    Barbara will demo several other mold materials which are available from the Engineer Guys store in Atlanta or from jewelry supply companies.


    Students will pour molten wax into their molds, sprue the models, invest, then cast.  Barbara will have (1) Victory brown sculpture wax mixed with some fragrant beeswax and (2) another hard wax.


    The MAGG studio, or Barbara, will have the tools and equipment you need for the workshop, but you may prefer to bring your own of the following:

    Optivisor

    Wax working tools

    Alcohol lamp

    Wax pen, like MaxWax

    Finishing tools for the cast pieces: saw frame, saw blades, needle files, small grinding and polishing wheels for the flex shaft.  Barbara likes aluminum oxide points, heatless grinding wheels, and blue high-flex polishers (#332-401/10, Rio Grande), radial bristle discs, polishing pins.


    Barbara will bring some grinding, polishing, flex shaft wheels, etc. for those who would liike to buy them from her.


    Silver:  bring 1-2 troy ounces of clean silver scrap or casting grain.  If you would like Barbara to bring silver for you, please email her at bimann2@hotmail.com to let her know and she will bring some at about $15 per ounce, plus tax.


    Cost

    $200 Members

    $250 Non-Members


    Where

    5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

    Registration

    Not a current MAGG member?  Join today  Membership is $50 annually.

    Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email MAGGCoordinator@gmail.com

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Metal Arts Guild of Georgia, aka, Georgia Goldsmiths Guild, when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

    • Saturday, September 28, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 9
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     One Day Pop-Up Class
    NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
    Earrings Workshop


    September 28, 2019

    Saturday - 10:00 am -4:00 pm

    If you have ever been intrigued by the idea of metalsmithing or making your own jewelry but reluctant to commit to a multi-week course, this is the class for you!  During this one day class, we will explore many different beginner metalsmithing techniques while constructing and completing 2 pairs of fun and unique earrings.  All supplies will be provided.  There will be a small additional charge for any student that wants to use 100% silver in their construction.  MAGG membership not required so please share with your network on social media.

    Cost

    $100 at time of registration online


    Where

    5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

    Registration

    Not a current MAGG member?  Join today  Membership is $50 annually.

    Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.metalartsguildga.org

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email info@MetalArtsGuildGA.org

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Metal Arts Guild of Georgia, aka, Georgia Goldsmiths Guild, when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

    • Thursday, October 03, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Monday, October 07, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 2
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     Cloisonné Enameling 5-Day Workshop

    with

    HARLAN W. BUTT

            

    October 3 - 7, 2019

    Thursday - Monday (note unusual timing for this workshop)

    9:30 am - 6:00 pm (no instruction after 4:30 pm)


    Cloisonné enameling is essentially drawing with wires and filling in around them with glass.  Several processes will be discussed but cloisonné will be the primary technique covered.  It can be simple or complex.  Everyone will learn how to use Harlan's special jig for forming repetitive shapes in cloisonné.  Basic metalsmithing/jewelry skills and some enameling experience would be helpful, but beginners are welcome.  Harlan will bring some 1 7/8 inch copper and fine silver disks and some small copper vessels, which will be for sale to students.


    Materials for Sale from Harlan

    2-inch diameter 20-gauge fine silver disks (actually 1 7/8" dia.-slightly domed)

    2-inch diameter 20-gauge copper disks (actually 1 7/8" dia.-slightly domed)

    Copper cups 2 1/2 inches diameter x 2 1/4 to 3 1/2 inches tall

    Cloisonné wire bending jigs (available for free to use during the workshop-purchase is optional)


    Materials List for Students

    Cloisonné wire - .040 x 0.10 or similar - 4-8 feet

    1 sheet fine silver foil

    Fine brush (#0, #1 or #2)

    Small plastic cups or palette

    Tissues

    Alundum stone-220 grit & 400 grit wet/dry sand paper OR

    Diamond abrasive cloths (200 mesh & 400 mesh)

    Dust mask

    2/0 or 3/0 jeweler saw blades

    Small scissors or snips for cutting cloisonné wire

    Pencil

    Tracing paper

    Hand towel

    Scouring pad (Scotchbrite)

    If students wish to bring their own fine silver or copper shapes they are welcome to do so.


    Cost

    $550 Members

    $600 Non-Members


    Where

    5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

    Registration

    Not a current MAGG member?  Join today  Membership is $50 annually.

    Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email MAGGCoordinator@gmail.com

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Metal Arts Guild of Georgia, aka, Georgia Goldsmiths Guild, when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

    • Monday, October 28, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 7
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     In the Heat of the Moment:

    Explore/Expand/Excel


    Torch-fired Enameling with

    ANNE HAVEL

    October 28 - 30, 2019

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - 10:00 am -5:00 pm

    Anne is an enamellist, metalsmith and lampworker (she makes glass beads).  She is inspired by many of the abstract painters, space objects and creatures from her own imagination, molecular level shapes, geometry, clay artists, building structures, flowers, etc.


    Using a torch, various methods of line creation and imagery within your enamel piece will be demonstrated.  By applying successive layers of liquid, acrylic, as well as transparent and opaque powdered enamels, techniques such as sgraffito, graphite, sifting, firescale, acid-etching, painting and more will be covered.  no matter your skill level, there will be opportunity to delve into new ideas and principles.

    Cost

    Members - $325 at time of registration online

    Non-Members - $375 at time of registration online

    (cost includes material fee to instructor)


    Where

    5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340


    Student Supply List

    • Tinted eye protection recommended
    • dust/fumes mask - North by Honeywell-7781P100M North 7000 series
    Everyone needs SMALL.
    • old magazines to tear up
    • fairly fine paint brushes - at least 2.  (Some of Anne's favorites are Thompson m-16B, Blick Master Natural brush - Round, 3/0 Item #05832-703, Blick Master Natural brush - Round, size 0 Item #08532-1000)
    • saw frame and blades, 3/0 or 4/0
    • drills for riveting and/or earlier holes, mostly sizes 50-69
    • 2 jars or plastic containers about 12-16 oz for water
    • copper sheet, 20-22 gauge and copper shapes you might have.  We start small, with shapes or pieces under 1".  Try not to bring anything under 24 gauge.
    • small trivets, if you own them: bring total of 3 (Thompson #TPT-1 (three point trivet) 1/4" D. 1 1/4" H; Thompson #TPT-2 (three point trivet) 2"D. 1 1/2"H)
    • sharp tools for scratching.  Dental tools are best. (Amazon)
    • graphite pencils, HB, 2B & 4B (Michael's)
    • A Tomato can, (approx. 28 oz size) if you wish to make your own "kiln".  We can pre-fire OUTDOORS before class to remove the toxic chemicals

    Registration

    Not a current MAGG member?  Join today  Membership is $50 annually.

    Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.metalartsguildga.org

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email info@MetalArtsGuildGA.org

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Metal Arts Guild of Georgia, aka, Georgia Goldsmiths Guild, when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

    • Saturday, December 07, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Zone of Light Studio, 1202 Zonolite Rd., Atlanta, GA 30306
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    CALL FOR ARTISTS

    ART JEWELRY SIP AND SHOP

    Presented by Atlanta's Premier Guild of Metalsmiths

    Sat., Dec. 7, 2019 from 10 am til 4 pm

    Set up 7 - 10 am. Clean up 4 - 5 pm. Depart 5 pm sharp.

    Each artist will rent a 6' x 8' space which may be filled if desired, edge to edge with furnishings.  Each artist's space will be surrounded by common area, which may not be used for anything except pedestrian traffic.  Electricity will be available to all spaces.  Food, liquid refreshment and adult beverages will be available.  Thirty (30) spaces are available to rent.

    DEADLINES / MEMBER ARTIST FEES

    • NO COMMISSION will be charged.
    • Early bird fee:  $125 per space due by August 11, 2019.  Fee after August 11 - $150 per space.
    • You may now submit your fee only and send up to three jpegs and an artist's statement later.  Good jpegs and artist statements are essential to create good marketing for the event and will be featured in print media, and on a new dedicated web page that will become live as we receive your jpegs.  
    • Registration is open to all MAGG members and Non-Members.  Not a MAGG member?  Click to Join or Renew today!  Membership is $50 annually.
    • Acceptance is on a first-come basis until the 30 spaces are full.  If your payment is accepted, you are registered for a space.
    • NO Refunds or Cancellations
    • Artists are responsible for their own sales and for filing sales tax returns.
    • Spaces may be shared but the same fee applies per artist.
    • WiFi in the building will NOT be reliable so bring a device with cell data or be able to tether to your phone to process credit cards with a service like Square.
    • 6-foot tables WILL be provided for a $25 fee.  You must sign-up and pay for a table.
    • Click here to get to the website to reserve your space and your table.  It requires two separate transactions on the website for space and table.
    MAGG WILL PROVIDE OR ARRANGE FOR:
    • A police officer present for the duration of the event.
    • Liability insurance for set-up and day of the event in case of injuries.  We are NOT insuring your work so please be vigilant.

      HOW TO PARTICIPATE AS A VOLUNTEER

      We will need some extra help with set-up on Saturday, with hospitality, artist breaks, and greeting guests.  Also we need help putting signs out in the morning and collecting them after the event.  If you would like to join us, please contact Diane Treuman at 678-525-5439 to let her know what hours you are available.

      LOCATION

      Zone of Light Studio
      1202 Zonolite Rd., Atlanta, GA 30306

      This is a unique and eclectic space for creatives, located in the Floataway Community near Virginia-Highland / Morningside and minutes away from Emory University, Buckhead, Decatur and I-85.  Enter Zonolite off the triangular intersection at Briarcliff, Johnson Rd. and Zonolite Rd.

      MAGG will be using the Zone of Light Studio for other Sip and Shop events, and for other social and fundraising events throughout the year.  The year 2020 is already on the Committee agenda!

      Questions should be directed to Diane Treuman, 678-525-5439.


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