The Guild of Metalsmiths is a family-oriented organization that strives to preserve and pass on the knowledge, art, and skills of metalsmithing. We also work to share this information and our passion for metalsmithing with the public. We maintain this website to further our goals and to share our knowledge with others.
Our organization is strictly limited to purposes which qualify it as an exempt organization under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are accepted and are used in our educational mission.
Bi-monthly membership meetings draw members and visitors to a variety of metal-oriented venues related to our craft and art. Meetings are open to members, families, and anyone interested in joining our group. We always kick off these meetings with potluck meals. The meetings are a place to update us on current happenings, to publicize projects and workshops, to express opinions, to share successes, and to socialize with each other.
Education is one of our primary goals. We sponsor a variety of skill and knowledge-building workshops and once a year, a Fall Conference that brings craftsmen and artists from around the country and world to assist the membership in continuing to expand their view on what is possible within the crafts of metalsmithing. We always provide additional craft activities of various types for family members who are not metalsmiths.
Our officers and board of directors meet every other month to help keep us on track with our education, our programming, and our task of sharing our knowledge with each other and the public. We invite new members to join us at any time. A good way to learn more direct information about our organization is to contact our current president, Al Olson.