The chance to alloy with your fellow Guilders! We all love the Seattle Metals Guild lectures and workshops, but these events, while awesome and informative, tend to focus on a speaker or instructor. Metals Mixers are a little different: Casual gatherings all about socializing and community building.
Metals Mixers take place at rotating locations around the Seattle area. Watch your newsletter and President’s emails for the next location! Anyone interested in jewelry or metal arts is welcome.
The next mixer will be directly after Jenny Fillius’ lecture at SPU on February 21st. The mixer will be at Nickerson Street Saloon – 318 Nickerson St Seattle, WA 98109
The studio tour is a great opportunity to socialize with other members and pick up good ideas for your own studio. Mark your calendars and head to SODO Saturday, July 15th. Our tour includes the studios of two of our new board members, Peggy Foy and Maru Almeida. Peggy has recently set up shop in the new ’57 Biscayne studio building in Pioneed Square and is excited to share her new digs with SMG members. Maru shares a well-established studio just up the hill with 4 jewelers including SMG founder Micki Lippe. Micki has been in this space since its inception 12 years ago. Currently, the studio members are Micki Lippe, Maru Almeida, Iris Guy, Jennifer Howard-Kincinski, and Jennifer Bennett. There will be snacks available and suggested restaurants will be provided for those who wish to have lunch after the last tour.
Next Studio Tour: TBA
The Summer Picnic is an annual Seattle Metals Guild tradition. Held at one of Seattle’s lovely parks, members can enjoy a little fresh air, good food, and the company of other metal artists. The Guild provides the meat and the heat, members are asked to bring a dish to share. Play Frisbee or bocce, talk about everything under the sun (literally, if the weather is nice!), or even go scavenge for cool bits and pieces to use in your next masterpiece. Be sure to join us for food, (maybe) sun, and fun!
Next Summer Picnic:
What could be sweeter than an evening of smiles, cheer and beautiful hand-crafted ornaments? The annual SMG Ornament Exchange Party is a much-anticipated annual exchange of jewelry for your Christmas tree, Festivus pole, or whatever you choose to decorate in the holiday season. Many ornaments exchanged at this event stay up all year.
The Ornament Exchange is a members-only event and is potluck, so bring your favorite dish to share. This is a great opportunity to try out that idea that’s been tugging at your mind but just hasn’t been built—test it out in ornament form first – it could be the start of a fantastic new direction! Come join your friends and colleagues for what is sure to be a great time. Held each year in mid December.
The 2012 Ornament Exchange was graciously hosted by Cynthia Toops and Dan Adams
Next Ornament Exchange: