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Multicolor, Multi-shape Sapphire Earring
Ruth Taubman

CALL FOR ENTRY: Demo artists at the South University Ann Arbor Art Fair

May 9, 2017 by Lorraine Kolasa

Click here for more detailsMSG is seeking artists to demonstrate at the 2017 South University Art Fair Booth! In keeping with our mission to educate others about the craft of metalsmithing, the guild is providing demonstrations of metalsmithing techniques throughout the duration of the art fair. In return, on the day(s) of the demo, participating members will be able to display and sell work that is related to or derivative of the technique demonstrated. All current MSG members are eligible to apply. No previous art fair experience is necessary!


Looking for Instructors

May 5, 2017 by John Myer

Teaching Proposal FormThe Center for Craft and Applied Arts is currently expanding its recreational class programming and is looking for teachers. The CCAA is a non-profit organization that supports, promotes, and organizes craft in Detroit. The process for proposing a class is straightforward and only requires filling out a one page form and submitting photos of the work students can expect to make in the class. If you are interested please email info@ccaadetroit.org, and a class proposal form can be provided.


CALL FOR ENTRY: MSG at the South University Ann Arbor Art Fair

March 7, 2017 by Lorraine Kolasa

Click here for more detailsMSG and the South University Area Association will sponsor two booths for the 2017 South University Art Fair. All current MSG members are eligible to apply. All work submitted must be made by the applicant. Although mixed media pieces are accepted, some metal is required. Members who are interested in learning about art fairs or may be considering them as a career path are especially encouraged to apply. No previous art fair experience is necessary!


2017 Metals Graduate Exhibition

February 13, 2017 by John Myer

Click here for more detailThe premise of this show is to celebrate the achievements of the Graduates of the Metals programs at Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies and Eastern Michigan University. This exhibit will take place in an inclusive setting that will allow everyone to look broadly at the result of all the hard work that went into accomplishing your goal. The Details: A Graduate of a jewelry/metals program must have created the Artwork submitted for display. The artists must have graduated during 2017. Work created in a school curriculum is eligible. Artists may select their very best three pieces. No inclusion or sales commission fees. Location: City Hall Artspace Lofts (2017 Metals Graduates Exhibition opening held in the community room of the Annex Building of the old Dearborn City Hall) Annex bldg. located at 4500 Maple street, Dearborn, 48126 Enter the Annex building from the south, patio entrance. For a MAP copy and paste this link "https://goo.gl/maps/y8zykZpxBKy" Dates: Show opening Saturday June 3 6-8 p.m. closing Thursday, June 29.


2017 SNAG Conference, Registration is now open!

July 15, 2016 by Julie Sanford

May 24-27, 2017 New Orleans Sheraton Hotel, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, LANicknamed the Big Easy, New Orleans is known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene, and exceptional cuisine. A melting pot of French, African, and American cultures, it is one of the countrys most culturally and historically-rich cities. Its beauty, mystery and continuous regeneration is the perfect backdrop and inspiration for SNAGs 46th conference, NEXUS: A Connection of Ideas.Nexus: A Connection of Ideas will focus on motivating thinkers, collectors, and makers to bring new and old, materials, techniques, and ideas together in a true New Orleans celebration.

Tinsmithing: Lamps and Lighting

  • When: July 8-9, 2017
  • Where: Tillers International Cook’s Mill Learning Center
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This class will focus mainly on candle holders, while also touching on grease and whale oil lamps. The class will cover layout, cutting, forming, and soldering sheets of tin to produce various styles of historical lighting, while making them practical for modern use. Students will have several different examples of tinware to examine and will choose a project that fits their interest and skill level. Chamber sticks, tinder boxes, sconces, betty lamps, and simple lanterns and chandeliers will be some of the possible projects that the students may choose from. PREREQUISITE: Basic Tinning or equivalent experience.


Forged Bracelets: Visiting Artist Workshop with Michael David Sturlin

  • When: August 16-18, 2017
  • Where: Studio JSD, Grand Haven, MI
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Explore the malleability and movement of metal using hammers, anvils, blocks, and mandrels. Refine your hammer skills as you forge, bend, shape, planish and texture metal, creating a vocabulary of sculptural forms as a visual reference library. Increase your fluency with tool and material as you articulate the vocabulary in an expressive series of hand wrought cuffs and dramatic forged bangle bracelets.


Fine Silver Chain: Visiting Artist Workshop with Michael David Sturlin

  • When: August 19-20, 2017
  • Where: Studio JSD, Grand Haven, MI
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Make the ultimate in suppleness; a handmade chain sewn in fine silver wire. Work side by side with a professional goldsmith renowned for his award winning jewelry in this technique as he takes you step by step through the complete process for making the perfect chain. Students will learn to fabricate and finish a handmade chain using only wire, their fingers and a needle. Instruction covers making tools, selecting and preparing materials, creating the structure, cold working, annealing, straightening and drawing the chain. Presentation includes examples of endcaps and clasps and demo of set up for soldering and attaching findings and components.