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Metal Arts Guild of Georgia          is a 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!


What's Going On!

MAGG Upcoming Events / Workshops

Monday, February 18, 2019 10:30 AM • MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Hwy. NE, Atlanta, GA 30340
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 10:30 AM • MIchael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle Atlanta, GA 30322
Sunday, March 03, 2019 4:00 PM • MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Hwy. NE, Atlanta, GA 30340
Monday, March 18, 2019 9:30 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville GA 30340
Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville GA 30340

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Upcoming events

    • Monday, February 18, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Hwy. NE, Atlanta, GA 30340
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    DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 6

    Come PLAY with metal and CHALLENGE yourself with the


    2019 BREMER DESIGN CHALLENGE

    Welcome to the 3rd Bremer Design Challenge sponsored by MAGG and RIO GRANDE JEWELRY SUPPLY COMPANY!  It is a call to metalsmith artists to create and submit a piece of jewelry or an objet d'art that speaks to the theme PLAY in a creative and technically skillful way.

    2019 theme is PLAY

    Registration fee includes a 'mystery' box of materials, a professional photo of your submission, and a free workshop on design.
    All experience levels welcome.

    REGISTER IN PERSON at the Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show or at the MAGG Holiday Sale, or online.

    Early-Bird Fee:  $55 from Oct. 23 thru Dec. 1
    Registration Fee: $60 from Dec. 2 thru Dec. 31, 2018

    Click to register online EXTENDED TO JANUARY 6

    Questions, contact Design Challenge Coordinator Diane Treuman at diane.treuman@icloud.com

    • Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • MIchael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Circle Atlanta, GA 30322
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     A MAGG-CARLOS Day!

    Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    10:30 am - 2 pm


    Spend the better part of a day at the

    Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University

    We will have a tour of the Museum's metals collections from the eye of a jeweler, explore how the Carlos conserves its many antique metals, and get an insiders' view from the maker of the kinds of mounts that display metal in the best way!

    This special "behind the scenes" opportunity can only accommodate 12 folks, so register asap if you'd like to attend.

    Cost

    $25 and includes lunch from Alon's

    Where

    571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322


    Directions & Parking

    Parking is available in the Oxford Rd. and Fishbourne Parking Decks.
    Directions, visit the Michael C. Carlos Museum website


    Registration

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

    Register for the tour via the MAGG website at www.georgiagoldsmiths.org

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the tour.  If the tour 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 email MAGGCoordinator@gmail.com as soon as possible.

    • Sunday, March 03, 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Hwy. NE, Atlanta, GA 30340
    Register


    Spring is ALMOST upon us!

    Can't we all use a little boost?


    GROUP THERAPY with JUDY PARADY

    Sunday, March 3rd, 4 - 6 pm


    Judy will host a forum for members and guests to show their work, gain feedback and insight, and network with other jewelers, metal artists and art professionals.

    Bring finished or in-progress work to discuss.

    MAGG will provide drinks.  If you wish, bring a snack to share.

    This is a free program!!

    Please RSVP so we may plan for your attendance.


    • Monday, March 18, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Friday, March 22, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville GA 30340
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    RING! RINGS! RINGS!

    with John Cogswell

    March 18-22, 2019

    RINGS! RINGS! RINGS!’ Rings to dazzle, rings to charm, rings of all sizes, rings of all shapes, rings for all fingers and rings for all tastes. Fabricate all manner of rings: stone rings; hollow rings; ladies rings; men's rings; wedding rings; bishop’s rings; lover's rings; friendship rings; engagement rings; magic rings; big rings, little rings, bold rings, simple rings. ‘RINGS! RINGS! RINGS!’ Flex your creative muscles and let your imagination soar. Come explore the many aspects of ring design. Innovation, originality and individuality will be our primary goals, with lots of technical tips, how-to's and bench tricks thrown in along the way for good measure. Competent basic jewelry-making and soldering skills required.




    Where:  5353 Buford Highway NE

    Doraville, GA 30340

    When:  April 2-6, 2018

    Monday through Friday, 9:30 - 5:00 each day

    How Much:  $525.00


    Tools needed:

    DRAWING/DESIGNING SUPPLIES

    -       Notebook; Sketchpad; Pencils; etc.

    -       Old, used manila file folders

    -       Masking tape

    -       Scissors

    -       Wide-nibbed indelible marker

    -       Pointed, laundry-style indelible marker

     

    TOOLS and SUPPLIES

    - Saw frame and Assorted Saw blades (#0; #2/0)

    - Set of needle files, (cut #2 or #4)

    - 6” or 8” flat hand file (cut #0 or #2)

    - 6” Stainless Steel Ruler

    - Fine Pointed Scriber

    - 2” or 3” dividers

    - Assorted Pliers (flat; forming, parallel jaw, etc.)

    - Diagonal cutters

    - Scissor- handled plate shears (shears designed for cutting thin sheet metal and solder)

    - Center punch

    - Assorted drill bits

    - Ring clamp

    - Ring mandrel

    - Triangular scraper

    - Burnisher

    - 2mm Hart burr

    - small piece of beeswax or sticky wax

    - thin (24 – 28 gauge) binding wire

    - Solder: H, M, & E

    GENERAL SUPPLIES

    - Abrasive paper (assorted grits: Coarse Medium and Fine – or - #320; #400 and #600 grit)

     

    METAL

    - Sterling Silver Sheet - + 3” x 3” 18 and/or 20 or 22 gauge. A similar-sized piece of 24 or 26 gauge sterling is useful for making small bezel settings.

    - Sterling Silver Wire – 6”of 8 or 10 gauge round (this is for the tension-set ring; 8 gauge (recommended) makes a stronger, stouter ring, but either will work fine.

                                    -- 6” of 10 gauge square wire

                                    -- other round or square wire which you may have already

    STONE(S)

    -       2.5 mm (if you are using 10 gauge round wire), or, 3 mm (if you plan to use 8 gauge round wire) round CZ’s or synthetic rubies or sapphires; any color. You may wish to bring several – they disappear sometimes…

    -       Bring other stones (cabs and/or faceted), if you want to add to the your rings


    USEFUL OPTIONALS (bring if you have/can):

    - Brass hand brush (soft, uncrimped bristle)

    - Optivisor or other ‘visual enhancer’

    - Shop apron and small hand towel

    - Green nylon scouring pad (3m)

    - Safety glasses and assorted Flexshaft accessories

    - assorted small hammers are useful (planishing; utility ball peen, etc.)


     




    Registration


    Not a current GGG member?  Join today so you can participate in this GGG Member Workshop.  Membership is $50 annually.

    Next, register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the GGG website at www.georgiagoldsmiths.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 GGGCoordinator@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, March 30, 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 31, 2019
    • 4:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville GA 30340
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    HIDDEN HINGES WITH KEVIN O'DWYER


    Saturday & Sunday

    March 30-31, 2019

    10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

         


               


    This workshop will focus on creating a hidden hinge lid that can be incorporated into your teapot, vessel or a box design.  This "hands-on" workshop will use the O'Dwyer Hidden Hinge pancake die designed by master silversmith Kevin O'Dwyer as a teaching and production tool.  Students will fabricate the lid components using the die form, incorporate hinging and final fit the hinged parts during the two day workshop.

    This workshop can be taken as a stand-alone workshop or in addition to the 5-day vessel workshop.  It is NOT necessary to take both!  But we'd love to have you!

    For more information on Kevin, please go to his website: http://www:irishsilversmith.com        


    How much

    $250 

    Where

    MAGG Studio

    5353 Buford Highway NE

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register in advance via the MAGG website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the session 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 instructor as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the 10 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class 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, April 01, 2019
    • 9:30 AM
    • Friday, April 05, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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     This "hands-on" workshop will focus on the design and creation of your own unique pouring vessel during a week long workshop with master silversmith Kevin O'Dwyer!


    Kevin O'Dwyer

    April 1-5, 2019

    Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


    This workshop will explore the design, fabrication and construction techniques used to create a vessel with particular emphasis on the basic vessel components: a hollow formed body, a fitted lid, functional pouring spout, handle and feet.

    A variety of hollowware techniques will be examined and can be used to create your vessel.  Raising, lap joints, die forming, fold forming, forging, hinging, synclastic and anticlastic raising will be demonstrated during this metalsmithing master-class. Design and construction considerations such as form, function, structure, surface development and finishing techniques will be discussed throughout the workshop. Whether your concept is functional, sculptural, or a combination of both, this workshop will expand your knowledge and technical expertise. Insightful tips on soldering, surface preparation, fitting, filing, forging and forming will help save time and materials.

    Master silversmith Kevin O'Dwyer will work with students from the initial concept to a finished piece. A combination of skill and technique based demonstrations with one to one tutoring and problem solving will take place throughout the workshop. Kevin will demonstrate both traditional and contemporary metalsmithing techniques as well as some "seat of the pants" variations!

    For more information, please see Kevin O'Dwyer's website at http://www.irishsilversmith.com


    Cost

    $550 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.georgiagoldsmiths.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 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".

     

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