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2020

The most common request we’ve had from members is “more time”. So, the Metal Challenge 2020 kits are now for sale until December 15th, which will let us get the kits out mid January. 

 

October 29th, 2019

It's time once again to open up the floor to nominations! If you know someone who you think would be a good addition to the MASSC Board, tell them to throw their name in the hat for nominated officials.

Please step forward to run and volunteer as a board member helping us continue to establish the direction, policies, and strategic planning of the organization in order to serve the needs of MASSC members.  Interested persons can contact the Elections Committee with any questions and self-nominations at MetalArts@gmail.com

 

We have several Elected Board Positions to Choose from:

 

President

October 27th, 2019

Members Spotlight

Ashley Ryane

My journey to metalsmithing started in 2012. After 6 years of seriously struggling to find a major I was happy with, and months before transferring to CSU Monterrey Bay for a degree in math, I decided to drop everything and pursue art. I had absolutely no art background, but I knew something was missing. I felt I so badly had something to say and no way to say it. After years of basic art prerequisites, without having ever taken a metals class, I applied and was accepted to the metals program at Cal State Long Beach.

Looking back, I had no idea what “metals” really was. I was just following my gut, and I am grateful every day that I did. The first time I got my hands on a saw and piece of metal I was hooked - it was everything I could have asked for. Something about the way the metal felt in my hands, the way I was able to manipulate it, and the power I had over it was exciting. There was this beautiful connection between my hands and my mind that I had never experienced before. I was suddenly able to make what was in my head appear in front of me, and it was the most empowering feeling.

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Membership in the Metal Arts Society of Southern California provides for participation in periodic workshops in the field of metal working and other related areas. Workshops are offered throughout the year and are conducted by renowned artists from all over the country. We now publish every two months instead of 5x a year. The MASSC News provides interesting articles on workshops, bench tricks, and other areas of interest to it's members – all in outstanding, vivid color (digital format only)!

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