Three Hammers
Three Hammers

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Organized Tools
Organized Tools

A jeweler's vice, finger files, large files, and polishing and grinding tools. All tools used commonly by a metalsmith.

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Chasing Tools
Chasing Tools

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Three Hammers
Three Hammers

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August Member's Work

Metal Work Show & Tell

A good showing of members with inventive work at our August meeting. Metal artists brought out their recent or work in progress for a great discussion.

Show & Tell Table

Table full of facinating work by MM members.

Photos Worked Too

Great discussions!

Jan Kramer's Chainwork

Photos worked for showing recent work.

Instructors being contacted now, a couple of commitments, and other quarries out.

Stay toned as our progress evolves.


Past Workshops

Please make your contribution to the Midwest metals community.

Midwest Metalsmiths has been in existence as a non-for-profit organization for 27 years. During that time all of the work of running the organization has been done exclusively on a volunteer basis. The people in the various positions have moved around and done different jobs, but it has mostly been just a few members doing the work. It is your turn. We need your help. It's fun, your learn a lot, you get a chance to make friends with some very talented artists and move the world of metalsmithing into the future.

Open Chair Positions

Scholarship Committee - Oversee the Midwest Metalsmith Merit Scholarships. Getting the word out, making the selections, and overseeing distribution of funds. Any questions ask Deborrah Daher or Lanie Kodner.

Website Administrator - Maintain existing website, put up current events, coordinate forms for membership, workshops, etc., and be the communications center for the organization. Any questions ask Kathryn Bowman. Kathryn will train the volunteer on the WIX platform. This free training could be beneficial to the volunteer in their career as an artist and being able to build their business website.

Social Media Administrator - This is a new position for Midwest Metalsmiths. All of the officers and committee chairs have been doing this job for their particular job or committee, but it is time to have someone oversee these tasks in a coordinated way. The person that takes this job on would be able to write their own job description coordinating the organizations website output, Facebook Page, Instagram and always and importantly communicating with the membership. Any questions ask Catherine Geyer.

2022 Recipients for

Merit Scholarship

now online.

Three $3000 Scholarships are going to Midwest University students.

  • Annually, scholarships are awarded to three outstanding metals students at Midwest Universities.

  • Midwest Metalsmiths annually contributes to the Craft Alliance youth program.

  • Fran Siegel Memorial Scholarship   Awarded to one Midwest Metalsmiths member to take a class at William Holland School of Lapidary Arts

Learn More . . .

Lisa Geertsen Scholarship Award

Photo Credit: Michelle Smith-Lewis

Lisa Geertsen 2022 Recipient from

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Midwest  Metalsmiths embrace many aspects of metalwork: enameling, jewelry, sculpture, blacksmithing, and vessels as well as educators, and gallery owners. Visit the individual member's page to acquaint yourself with the depth of talent and the broad use of metalsmithing skills.  Meet Our Artists

Nancy Zappala Pierson #3MM_edited.jpg
Taro Leaves Dragonfly Bud
Brown Polka Dot Agate Pendant - Lg Final


Feel free to contact us with any comment, questions, or news you may want to share. One of our members monitors our email daily.


We are always interested in welcoming new members. Learn with us, share what you know, and participate in our energetic metals community.

H E L P   S U P P O R T  U S

You can help support Midwest Metalsmiths efforts to offer scholarships in our community by buying a logo item,  joining our script program, giving a percentage when on Amazon or by making a donation

Wendy Walsh Metal Shear
Wendy Walsh Metal Shear

Pieces of metal just cut for jewelry pieces using a metal shear.

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Lee Richards Wireworking Artist
Lee Richards Wireworking Artist

Miles of precious and ferrous metal wire goes into wire work jewelry.

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Log and Tools
Log and Tools

Log with holes drilled in it to organize Metalsmithing tools.

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