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Greetings Fellow Metalsmiths!

 

Angelina SmithFirst-off let me begin this message by saying thank you to all of you who are being diligent about our social distancing and the sacrifices we make everyday that protect the collective us. Restaurants, Movies, Hair cuts, roller-rink-skating, Wine-Tasting, Disneyland, Weddings, Birthdays, and Travel have all had to be put on hold for what is starting to seem like forever.  

May 30th, 2020

On Friday, May 8th, over 30 MASSC members tuned in free via Zoom to participate in our very first Virtual Demo Event! 

 

Erin ProctorWe kicked off the first of (hopefully) many virtual events with a demonstration my U-MARQ GemFx5 engraving machine, which is a computer aided table-top system that works sort of like a miniature milling machine. 

May 29th, 2020

Members Spotlight

Debra Bard Javerbaum
How it all began … Almost a decade ago, I saw an unusual and striking piece of metal wall art at my relatives’ home. The piece, made and purchased in Estonia, was a colorful array of textured steel squares that I found absolutely captivating. For years I wanted to make one myself. When my family and I moved from New York City to Santa Monica I was fortunate to be able to set up a formal studio space in our garage. My objective was two-part: one, to learn everything I could about metal arts; and two, to apply my art and design background to capture the spirit of the artwork I had fallen in love with so long ago. I studied and researched online, made lots of trips to metal shops and hardware stores, took classes, sought advice from artists, jewelers and metalworkers, and then spent hours in my studio ...
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