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Forging Communities - An Intimate One Day Symposium for Networking and Information

The Metal Arts Guild of the San Francisco Bay Area is sponsoring a one-day symposium in November 2011 titled: Forging Communities.Symposiumflyer1


   NETWORK and meet new people,
   LISTEN to thought-provoking lectures,
   LEARN new ideas,
   SEE work that surprises and inspires.


Forging Communities has arranged
an amazing lineup of speakers.

The program starts with a bit of history with
Metal Rising.  Jennifer Shaifer studied the historical roots of the Metal Arts Guild for her doctorate! She will reveal the impetus behind the formation of the Guild, the work of its pioneering members, and the legacy of MAG in the American Modern studio jewelry movement. Jennifer is full of energy.  I know this will be an entertaining lecture.......definitely not a boring history lesson. This will be followed by a discussion with the founding members of MAG.

Then time travel into a roundtable  with Sarah Turner of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Sienna Patti of Sienna Gallery, Brigitte Martin of Crafthaus, and artist Lola Brooks as they discuss:
"What Does Success Look Like in the Jewelry World?"


Starting the afternoon:
Professional Practices: Conversation, Questions, and Commentary
with Andy Cooperman and myself, Harriete Estel Berman. This dynamic duo is ready and waiting for questions from the audience. Anything goes!!!!

The Maker Faire Phenomenon with the founder of MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire, Dale Dougherty.

The Extreme Craft Roadshow with Garth Johnson, founder of Extreme Craft, educator, and author.

This one-day symposium at the Oakland Museum of California is geared to the metals, jewelry, and maker communities. Lunch will be provided onsite.
Save the Date! 11-12-11
November 12, 2011

I will be there, and hope you will be there too!
Let's get together now and forge communities


Make your own name tag.  I am making five more so I have one in every color for every outfit.

This post was updated on February 5, 2022.