Membership



* See notes at bottom the of the page for using the PayPal “Buy Now” button for new members and for those gifting membership to others.

The annual membership dues are $30.00. All memberships are family memberships. Men, women, persons of all ages, professionals and hobbyists are all invited to join The Guild of Metalsmiths. Welcome!

Benefits of membership in The Guild of Metalsmiths

  1. Six informative membership meetings a year, including demonstrations and tours arranged by our program committee.
  2. First priority to sign up for the 12 to 30 skill building workshops held throughout the year and a members discount to boot!
  3. Our monthly newsletter called “The Forum”. Contains meeting minutes, scheduled workshop announcements, letters from members, video library inventory, hard copy “The Metalsmith” back issue forms, etc.
  4. Our quarterly magazine called “The Metalsmith”  containing informative articles on metalworking techniques, resources, members want ads, and much more.
  5. “Members Only” access to “The Bellows” email reflector. With over 375 subscribed Guild members on this email reflector,  our members have quick access to a large body of metalworking knowledge. Have a question? Need help? Ask our members via “The Bellows” email reflector.
  6. Full access to our online web forum, including the “Members Only” section  that includes access to decades worth of fully indexed historical back issues of The Metalsmith.
  7. The ability to purchase blacksmith coal at $7.00 per five gallon bucket from the Guilds’ coal supply pile. This is a very good price for blacksmithing coal and is a local supply located in the NW Twin Cities.
  8. A chance to meet a lot of interesting and varied people with a common interest in metalworking!
  9. An opportunity to show your work at the Annual Fall Conference Gallery.
  10. An opportunity to display several pieces in the Gallery section of this Web Site.
  11. The annual August Summer corn feed. What a gathering!
  12. The annual December Christmas/Holiday party. A great get together of our metalworking family.

Joining The Guild of Metalsmiths

You may join The Guild of Metalsmiths by clicking on the “Buy Now” button. Membership dues are $30 per year. Paypal and most credit cards are accepted.
If you prefer, you may also join by sending your name, address and a $30 check for your dues to the following address:
Guild of Metalsmiths         Print out a form
P.O. Box 11423
St Paul, MN 55111.
Please include your preferred telephone number and an email address in your application.

If you do not wish to have your name published in the members directory please indicate this in your application. We do not sell our mailing list.

Welcome to The Guild of Metalsmiths!

* Using the PayPal “Buy Now” button is convenient. You may use the “Buy Now” button to join for the first time, renew your membership or to give membership as a gift. After you click on “Buy Now” you will be able to enter your (the buyer’s) contact information and you will automatically be added to our membership roster. New members will be contacted via email by our membership coordinator, however this may take up to a few weeks (we are all volunteers and donate time as we can). After you “Buy Now” you may want to sign up on the Guild’s web forum and gain access to the “members only” sections (such as archived copies of The Bellows Magazine). You may also want to request to be part of our “Bellows” email reflector (see the “Publications” page of the website for more detail on how to do this). You will automatically start receiving the Metalsmith quarterly magazine mailed to the address used in the membership PayPal “Buy Now” purchase.


Giving membership as a gift – If you wish to give Guild membership as a gift, use the “Buy Now” button with your own (buyer’s) contact information and credit card information, but also leave us the contact information (name, address, email address, phone #) for the actual member in the “notes to seller” box and explaining this is a gift. You may also want to follow up with an email to our member coordinator, Gordon Barr (agbarr “at” aol.com) to verify the new member’s status.

Welcome to the Guild of Metalsmiths!