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November 2020

November 2020 Guild of Metalsmiths Monthly Meeting

November 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

BULLETIN! TGoM’s October 14 virtual meeting has been rescheduled to November 18 via ‘Zoom’ Hello and welcome to cooler forging weather. The Guild of Metalsmith’s October membership meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 18 and will be on Zoom again at 6:45 p.m. We at the Program Committee are excited that Hans Early-Nelson will do a video shop tour of his shop in North Minneapolis as the demo part of the meeting. He is an accomplished smith with years…

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February 2021

Membership Meeting Feb 10 2021

February 10, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

As posted in the January 2021 issue of The Forum, we will have a video tour of Pete Stanaitis’ shop in Baldwin, WI, and he will be on hand to answer questions after the video. Since we will watch the video through (about 30 minutes) and then have questions, if you have questions, please refresh our memories as to roughly when in the video the questions arose. If you have items to share during our “show and tell” portion of…

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September 2021

Fall Conference

September 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - September 19, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Pierce Country Fairgrounds, Ellsworth, WI 55033 United States + Google Map

The Guild of Metalsmiths’ 44th Annual Fall Conference, aka “The Madness”  happening September 17-19, 2021. For the first time we will be holding this event at the Pierce Country Fairgrounds in Ellsworth, WI.  See the announcement below from Guild President, Larry Wasmund: Hello Members, It is extremely hard to believe that it is June already. There are things going on... but probably the biggest announcement we have heard is the end of the Covid-19 pandemic emergency protocols. This means that…

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December 2021

Handled Struck Tools Class 2021

December 4, 2021
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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Handled Struck Tools Instructors: Jesse and Dave Gavin, with support by Olson, Fick, and others Class size: 8 max, 6 min. Class description: Prepare your own working tools with an introduction to the preparation and heat treatment of a popular tool steel. The tools made will be punches with a wire handle and chisels with a wire handle. We will offer the option to use treadle hammers supplied by the teaching staff. (Find out if you really need one of…

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TGoM December Membership Meeting 2021

December 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CSPS Hall, 383 Michigan St
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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TGoM’s 2021 holiday gathering is set for Sunday, December 5 at the CSPS Hall in St. Paul, MN Join Guild of Metalsmiths families for our annual holiday gathering at the CSPS Hall in St. Paul (address 385 Michigan St, at the corner of West 7th and Western). The hall will open at noon. We usually share hors d’ouvres as people arrive, so bring your favorites if you wish. The annual business meeting is first on the agenda, including awards, elections,…

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January 2022

Trivet Class 2022

January 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
MN School of Horseshoeing, 6250 Riverdale Dr, NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 United States
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Scroll-leg Trivet Instructors: Derrick Phillips, (651) 230-2363, DerrickPhillipsA3o3@gmail.com David Skaurud, (218) 849-4630, skaurud.gom@gmail.com Class size: Maximum students: 8 Minimum students: 4 Class Description: This is a one-day class to practice basic blacksmith skills and introduce tenon joinery. The project will be to forge 3 identical pieces, including slotting & drifting holes, and forging & sizing tenons to complete a basic trivet. This class is good for nearly all skill levels. The simple design of this trivet allows for achievable joinery…

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