NCEG holds General Meetings and Executive Board Meetings. General meetings often incorporate workdays, lectures, and other activities of interest to the general membership.

  • General Meetings are held to inform member of the board business and to solicit comments on guild activities.
  • Executive Board Meetings are held for the Executive Board to conduct guild business.
  • Workdays are a single day in a studio for members to have a demonstration and/or working together on a technique.
  • Lectures include a person to talk about a subject of interest.

If you have an idea for a meeting please contact the Vice-President Programs to plan.

Past Meetings

Member January 9, 2011

Noon: brunch
Discussions: 1:00pm
Door prizes: 3:00pmLocation:
Maryland Edwards home
1825 W. Middlefield Rd
Mountain View, CA 94043

NCEG Annual Holiday Event

Come share the festive season with the NCEG… We had a wonderful time last year and will repeat this year — come “show and tell” amid a holiday luncheon.

Contact: email Maryland Edwards or call 650-964-1968

Member April 9, 2010Location:
410 Bush Sculpture Center
410 Bush St., Room 100,
San Francisco, CA

Date: Friday, April 9th
Time: 7:00 pm PST

Reception to follow

Guest Artist Talk with Linda Darty

Linda Darty is the head of the metals program in the School of Art at E. Carolina U. in Greenville, N.C. She has an extensive national and international exhibition record, is noted for her workshops on contemporary metal and enameling techniques, and is the author of “The Art of Enameling.” Her work is in collections worldwide. Linda will speak about her own work and contemporary enameling.

Linda was in Oakland last August as the keynote speaker for the “Surfacing” conference sponsored by the Enamelist Society and also led a panel on the state of enamel education, which took place at the conference the conference. She is one of the foremost enamel educators in the U. S. If you have her book, please feel free to bring it to this event and she will gladly sign it.

The Northern California Enamel Guild is co-sponsoring this free event with The Academy of Art University Sculpure Center.

NCEG Contact: Judy Stone

Member Saturday June 14th or Sunday June 15th (TBD)Location: Santa Rosa Junior College,
metal studio
Member Meeting: “John Howell: Cloisonné and Finishing Techniques”

This special meeting is being hosted by Linda Weiss, chair of the jewelry department at SRJC. John Howell, renowned cloisonné artist, will give a 90 minute demo on the methods he has perfected for his cloisonné production techniques, including his method of finishing.

Contact: Judy Stone

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Member July 12, 2008Location:
Little House.
Menlo Park
Member Meeting: “Karin Pohl: Limoges Enameling Techniques”

Anyone and everyone is welcome.

Contact: Judy Stone

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Member August 13 thru October 5, 2008Location:
Oakland Museum of California
Collectors Gallery
Oakland, CA
NCEG 9th Juried Enamel Exhibition
“celebrating innovation and tradition in the art of contemporary enameling”

The NCEG 9th Juried Enamel Exhibition will include only California artists in concert with the ES Conference international exhibition in 2009.

See the Exhibition page for detail on the prospectus and entry form to enter works in the show.

CoChairs: Anna Tai and Maryland Edwards

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Member Early Fall 2008Location:
American River College
Meeting and Lecture/demo by Judy Stone

In early fall Monty Clark, jewelry instructor at American River College in Sacramento, will host a meeting and lecture/demo by Judy Stone.

Contact: Judy Stone

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Member November 2008 


San Francisco

The Celebration of Craftswomen

The Guild will will have a group sales booth at The Celebration of Craftswomen in November. More information will be posted later in the summer.

Contact: Judy Stone

Member April 20, 2008
Time: 1 to 3:00pm

1132 Taylor St
San Francisco
Time: 1 to 3:00pm

Member Meeting: “Books! Videos! Magazines! and More…!”

We will meet to browse the extensive NCEG library which contains many out-of-print books and catalogues. We will discuss the latest enamel books that have recently been published. You may also borrow library holdings. There will be a brief update on the Enamelist Society Conference and other enamel news. As usual this meeting will be a potluck. Anyone and everyone is welcome.
Street parking is very difficult. There is a parking garage on Taylor between California and Sacramento (under Grace Cathedral). Please refer to the back of the latest NCEG newsletter for driving directions and public transit info or call Susie.

Coordinator: Judy Stone

Member Dec 10, 2006

Noon: brunch
Discussions: 1:00pm
Door prizes: 3:00pm

1825 W. Middlefield Rd
Mountain View, CA

NCEG Holiday Event – December 10th

Come kick off the festive season with the NCEG… We had a wonderful time last year and have a more exciting schedule for this year including a speaker, a silent auction, demonstrations, and “show and tell” for all amist a holiday luncheon.

Albion Smith will discuss his hand made vessels that include enameling. He forms, fabricates, and engraves each piece by hand. He takes particular pleasure in creating functional jeweled objects that are made to be used, rather than just displayed.

Roberta will conduct a silent auction for enamels by Caroline Rap, an enamelist from San Diego who specialized in folded vessels that are fired at a very high temp. If you would like to bring things to auction, contact Roberta.

 Artist: Carolyn Rap 

A demonstration of the hammer tool will be shown by Susie Hojel and Maryland Edwards. Susie will demo the hammer tool to remove porosity from castings. And Maryland will demo the tool to set stones and enamels.

The “Art in Health” program at Stanford Hospital has expressed an interest in the NCEG participating in their art program. At the meeting we will discuss the how we could get involved.

Everyone is invited for “Show and Tell”. Please give maryland a call if you would like to show so we can plan to include you.

This meeting is also a time to discuss next years programs and get each member requests for meetings, workshops, and activities.

There will be a holiday buffet provided with the Executive board’s special desserts! And some very special door prizes for those that come including the latest enamel book and goodies from Coral … So please come and bring prospective members.

Coordinator: Maryland Edwards – contact Maryland if you would like to find someone to carpool with.

  Board Oct 8, 2006  Executive Board business

Coordinator: Stephanie Kaehler, President

  Member Sept 10, 2006

2:00pm Brunch

4:00 – 5:00pm Viewing

Camille Fauré’s vases

Cork Marcheschi has invited the guild to view his collection of Camille Faure’s vases. Cork gave a wonderful presentation at the conference on Camille Faure – his enamel art and technique.

NCEG members are invited to meet for brunch prior to viewing:
Aperto Restaurant in San Francisco, CA

Coordinator: Susie Hojel

  Member June 11, 2006

Richmond Art Center
Richmond, CA


NCEG Conference Member Meeting

A member meeting was held at the 7th NCEG Conference. Planning for the next meetings were planned.

Coordinator: Stephanie Kaehler, President

  Member April 22, 2006 3:15pm

Academy of Art University
410 Bush St
San Francisco, CA

“The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” – a slide lecture by Susan Cummins

The Metal Arts Guild has graciously invited the members of the NCEG to attend a lecture and slide show by Susan Cummins, former owner of the Susan Cummins Gallery in Mill Valley. Susan was instrumental in developing awareness in collectors for the metal arts. Susan will discuss particular pieces of jewelry that display certain qualities of imperfection, process, and honesty the apeal to her Western, Zen, nature-loving eye.

Members are invited to meet for lunch at Cafe Claude at 1:00pm. Contact Susie Hojel if you would like to have lunch at Café Claude at 1:00 pm prior to the lecture.

Coordinator: Susie Hojel

  Board Feb 12, 2006

Mountain View,CA

Executive Board business meeting

Coordinator: Stephanie Kaehler

  Board Jan 22, 2006

Mountain View, CA

Executive Board business meeting

Coordinator: Stephanie Kaehler

  Member December 11, 2005

Maryland’ home
Mountain View, CA

Christmas Party & Elections

Coordinator: Maryland Edwards


  Member November 9, 2005

Palo Alto, CA

Opening of Coupa Cosas Galley

Opening with NCEG members June Schwarz, Robert Sakauye, Sandra Bradshaw, and Alana Clearlake.

Coordinator: Maryland Edwards

  Member October 2, 2005

Roberta’s Home

Book Review

Coordinator: Roberta Smith

  Member June 5, 2005 

Legion of Honor
San Francisco,CA

Legion of Honor Docent Tour of enamels

Coordinator: Margarita

  Member April 10, 2005

Scintillant Studio
771 Cabrillo
San Francisco, CA

Studio and etching demonstration with Adam Clark

Coordinator: Susie Hojel