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Colorado Metalsmithing Association

3845 Tennyson St. #117

Denver CO 80212

©2019 by Colorado Metalsmithing Association

2019 Board Members

CoMA is run by a volunteer board. We are all metalsmiths of varying stripes and believe that connecting artists is the key to a building and maintaining our vibrant metal arts community in Colorado. Board members are elected at the Annual Conference for two year terms. If you are interested in joining the board or volunteering in another capacity (we can always use help!), contact our President, Stacey Booth, at president@coloradometalsmiths.org

Rynn Miller
Treasurer

I’m a  metalsmith working in silver, gold, and luscious stones. I love the process – give me fire and red-hot metal any day.  I also have to keep making jewelry to support my stone-buying obsession.

I love contributing to COMA because I have received so much from them it is time to give back!

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Julia Mancarella
Vice Chair/Conference Coordinator
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I am a jeweler and metalsmith who primarily uses recycled gold and silver & ethically sourced gemstones to create jewelry that ​aims to make the wearer feel beautiful but also feel that they are contributing to a healthy society and planet. Utilizing age-old methods and techniques and approaching them from a contemporary perspective is one of the many aspects of this craft that I continually rediscover my love for. 

 

I am proudly a member and volunteer for CoMA because I love the local artist community in my home state, and interacting with a variety of makers makes me feel inspired and energized. 

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Stacey Booth
Chair
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I love working with sterling and enamel! I'm always learning and love letting the materials guide my design.

I decided to become a member and volunteer with CoMA because I think artists supporting each other is one of the best ways to stay creative and challenged!

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Cara Coder
Education Coordinator

I mainly work in silver and love adding unexpected materials to my pieces, like plastic, glass or bone. I enjoy making jewelry that can be worn every day as well as pieces that would very much be considered unwearable! I love teaching students the art of making. It's exciting and rewarding to me to see their accomplishments when they thought they weren't capable to begin with.

 

I volunteer with CoMA because I think it's so valuable to stay connected to your community of makers. A community gives us the opportunity to continue to learn, grow and be inspired!

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Crystal Hinds
Secretary

I am mostly inspired by the things I find in nature, and how humans interact with nature.  My bodies of work span many genres, but I have always been rooted in the natural world, and human interaction.  My art bounces happily through different mediums, exploring possible media of each discipline. Finding the world of metal was the best discovery of my life. I am always looking for ways to combine all of my passions to create art.  I graduated Colorado State University in 2017 with a Bachelors of Art, focusing in Education and Metals Studio Practice. Currently, I am a member, shop captain, instructor, and studio holder at the Tinkermill in Longmont, CO.  This is where you will find me most of the time!

 

I wanted to become a member of the board for CoMA because I believe this association provides valuable service to the metalsmithing community, new comers and veterans alike. Without their undying devotion to the craft and social connections, the metalsmiths of Colorado and beyond would be islands in a sea. CoMA helps to bring us together to share our work and ideas, inspire each other and learn.  They are alive with the growth mindset and I want to be part of that, now and into the future.  

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John Sullivan
Sponsor Coordinator
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John Sullivan is an artist/metalsmith currently based out of Loveland, Colorado. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Colorado State University in 2015. After, he began his studio practice in the fall of 2016 and markets himself under the name Navillus Metal Works.

 

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Melissa Laugen
Exhibitions & Shows Coordinator

 

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