Existing Members

For more information about NEON, our Membership Database, CLICK HERE.


Members having a login for Neon, can login to CHANGE your PROFILE, RENEW your MEMBERSHIP or view the MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY at the following link: CLICK HERE TO LOGIN TO NEON

(Note: Email invitations to create your account in Neon were sent to all members.  If you missed that opportunity and wish to create your account login now,  click the following link:  CREATE ONLINE NEON ACCOUNT )

Existing members are encouraged to renew your membership/pay your dues with your Neon account, which accepts most major credit cards.  Much less work for everyone!


New Members

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!

  • Six informative membership meetings a year, including demonstrations and tours arranged by our program committee.
  • First priority to sign up for the 12 to 30 skill building workshops held throughout the year!
  • Our monthly newsletter called “The Forum”, contains meeting minutes, scheduled workshop announcements and letters from members.
  • Our quarterly magazine called “The Metalsmith”  containing informative articles on metalworking techniques, resources, members want ads, and much more.
  • “Members Only” access to the Guild Membership Directory in NeonCRM, with search and download functionality. Need to contact a Guild member but don't have contact information? This is your resource.
  • “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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A chance to meet interesting and varied people with a common interest in metalworking!
  • An opportunity to show your work at the Annual Fall Conference Gallery.
  • An opportunity to display several pieces in the Gallery section of this Web Site.
  • The annual August corn feed. What a gathering!
  • 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 following link: JOIN NOW

Please include your preferred 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.

This is a 2-step process - Once you have registered your contact information in the JOIN NOW link and hit SUBMIT,  you will be emailed a confirmation email with further instructions about completing your membership.


If you prefer, you may also join by sending your name, address, phone and email address and a $30 check for your dues to the following address:
The Guild of Metalsmiths         Print out a Form
P.O. Box 72
Hudson, WI 54016


Give a gift of Membership

Giving membership as a gift - If you wish to give a Guild membership as a gift, you may do so by clicking on the following link: GIVE A GIFT MEMBERSHIP

You may also want to follow up with an email to our membership team at to verify the new member's status.


After you JOIN you may 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).

Additionally, you will automatically start receiving the next Metalsmith quarterly magazine to your membership address.

Welcome to The Guild of Metalsmiths!