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Fall Conference 2018

September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - September 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Guild of Metalsmiths’ 41st Annual Fall Conference, aka “The Madness” happens September 14, 15, 16, 2018

Featuring Blacksmithing Demonstrations by:
Lyle Wynn and Stan Bryant from Mississippi, Tool Making and Ornamental Smithing – Colleague of Brian Brazeal
Jim Poling from Northern Minnesota, American Bladesmith Society Journeysmith – working towards Master rating

Open this PDF brochure 2018-41st Annual Fall Conference Brochure to see how to register and learn details of this year’s conference.

Pre-conference class, gallery, live auction, tailgating, onsite camping, great food, and events for the entire family!
Family Activities
Contact is: Sheri Stanaitis
Home (715) 698-2895 Cell (715) 307-3544
Email: spaco@baldwin-telecom.net
Faux Stained Glass
Saturday Start project anytime between 9 – 10:30 am
Finish project anytime between 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Do something fun and different: Make an 8 x 10” framed faux stained glass pane. Pick between black, silver or gold “leading”, trace your picture, and “paint”. Easy enough for anyone to do. Pretty enough to hang in your home. Must have a 2 hr. dry time between “leading” and “painting”. $10 covers everything. Paula Wasmund, Instructor.
Broom Making Class
Saturday 9 am
Make a decorative broom to use by a fireplace or to hang as a decoration. $20 material fee. Mark Jackson, Instructor (612-730-6246).
Altoid Tin Repousse’
Sunday 9:00 – Noon
Learn fun ways to decorate Altoid tins.
Free class. Jesse Gavin, Instructor.
Magnetic Art
Design and build magnetic/ferrous creations.
Free all weekend!!
Found Art
Herb Fick and company will weld whatever you find on the trailer into your art creation.
Free event. Found Art closes at 4:00 pm Saturday!

Free attendance for non-members on Saturday after 5pm for viewing of the gallery & participation in the live auction. Come join us!

Little Log House Antique Power Show Grounds, Hastings, MN
Follow this link to open a PDF copy of the 2018-41st Annual Fall Conference Flyer that may be printed and posted in appropriate locations.


September 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am
September 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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