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CALL FOR ENTRY: Demo artists at the South University Ann Arbor Art Fair

May 9, 2017 by Lorraine Kolasa

Click here for more detailsMSG is seeking artists to demonstrate at the 2017 South University Art Fair Booth! In keeping with our mission to educate others about the craft of metalsmithing, the guild is providing demonstrations of metalsmithing techniques throughout the duration of the art fair. In return, on the day(s) of the demo, participating members will be able to display and sell work that is related to or derivative of the technique demonstrated. All current MSG members are eligible to apply. No previous art fair experience is necessary!


Looking for Instructors

May 5, 2017 by John Myer

Teaching Proposal FormThe Center for Craft and Applied Arts is currently expanding its recreational class programming and is looking for teachers. The CCAA is a non-profit organization that supports, promotes, and organizes craft in Detroit. The process for proposing a class is straightforward and only requires filling out a one page form and submitting photos of the work students can expect to make in the class. If you are interested please email info@ccaadetroit.org, and a class proposal form can be provided.


CALL FOR ENTRY: MSG at the South University Ann Arbor Art Fair

March 7, 2017 by Lorraine Kolasa

Click here for more detailsMSG and the South University Area Association will sponsor two booths for the 2017 South University Art Fair. All current MSG members are eligible to apply. All work submitted must be made by the applicant. Although mixed media pieces are accepted, some metal is required. Members who are interested in learning about art fairs or may be considering them as a career path are especially encouraged to apply. No previous art fair experience is necessary!


2017 Metals Graduate Exhibition

February 13, 2017 by John Myer

Click here for more detailThe premise of this show is to celebrate the achievements of the Graduates of the Metals programs at Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies and Eastern Michigan University. This exhibit will take place in an inclusive setting that will allow everyone to look broadly at the result of all the hard work that went into accomplishing your goal. The Details: A Graduate of a jewelry/metals program must have created the Artwork submitted for display. The artists must have graduated during 2017. Work created in a school curriculum is eligible. Artists may select their very best three pieces. No inclusion or sales commission fees. Location: City Hall Artspace Lofts (2017 Metals Graduates Exhibition opening held in the community room of the Annex Building of the old Dearborn City Hall) Annex bldg. located at 4500 Maple street, Dearborn, 48126 Enter the Annex building from the south, patio entrance. For a MAP copy and paste this link "https://goo.gl/maps/y8zykZpxBKy" Dates: Show opening Saturday June 3 6-8 p.m. closing Thursday, June 29.


2017 SNAG Conference, Registration is now open!

July 15, 2016 by Julie Sanford

May 24-27, 2017 New Orleans Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, LANicknamed the Big Easy, New Orleans is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, and exceptional cuisine. A melting pot of French, African, and American cultures, it is one of the countrys most culturally and historically-rich cities. Its beauty, mystery and continuous regeneration is the perfect backdrop and inspiration for SNAGs 46th conference, NEXUS: A Connection of Ideas.Nexus: A Connection of Ideas will focus on motivating thinkers, collectors, and makers to bring new and old, materials, techniques, and ideas together in a true New Orleans celebration.

Beginning Inlay with Jeff Fulkerson

  • When: April 28-30, 2017
  • Where: Studio JSD, Grand Haven, MI
  • Contact: Studio JSD-616-607-2470
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Join the Michigan Silversmiths Guild for an amazing learning opportunity with guest artist Jeff Fulkerson as he presents a three day workshop, Beginning Inlay, at Studio JSD. Students will create a project in sterling silver, learning how to inlay stones into metal, create intarsias, drill stones, and cut, grind and polish stones. Students should be comfortable with soldering and silver fabrication, so as to maximize time spent on inlay techniques.


The Open Studio Process: Exploring Three Dimensions with Idelle Hammond Sass

  • When: May 13, 2017
  • Where: 1510 Kearney Rd. Ann Arbor Mi 48104
  • Contact: Idelle Hammond Sass - email: hammond_sass@msn.com
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This workshop will introduce a three-part process that sparks creativity, encourages artistic play and helps you investigate the creative process. Use this process in your studio work, journal and to break through boundaries, assumptions, and creative blocks. Participants will each work with materials and do some writing, setting an intention for their time in the studio. We will share our work and read aloud from our notes as time allows. The workshop will take place in a fully functional home studio in Ann Arbor, with torches, a hydraulic press, shears and an enameling kiln. Participants may want to bring their own hand tools, drills, sterling and other precious or non-precious materials (beads, pearls,wire etc) they want to incorporate. Please bring your sketchbook or journal to draw and write in. Coffee, water, tea and snacks will be provided, but bring a lunch if you wish. If you wish to take a break, there is a deck outside to enjoy, and a sitting area downstairs with a table outside the studio. Registration is limited to 7 participants. About Idelle Hammond Sass: Artist, Jewelry Designer and Open Studio Process facilitator Idelle Hammond-Sass will lead the session and provide any technical assistance needed to take advantage of the studio or tools. She received training in the Open Studio Process in Evanston, Illinois at the Open Studio Project, based on the process developed by Pat Allen, author of Art is a Way of Knowing and Art as a Spiritual Practice. Click on MORE INFO to download registration form.


David Huang Vessel Chasing with Microcrystalline Wax

  • When: June 5-7, 2017
  • Where: Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Using pre-made spun copper vessels, this workshop will explore how to embellish the form with designs and textures created using the technique known as chasing. In place of traditional pitch we will be using a microcrystalline wax, one commonly used in bronze casting. During the course of the workshop we will cover the basics of making ones own chasing tools, and participants will have the opportunity to make some if they wish. We will also cover how to finish a vessel edge by soldering on a wire rim.