Organized Tools
Organized Tools

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

Nina Potts Filing
Nina Potts Filing

A busy metalsmiths workbench is filled with tools and requires perfect light.


Up Coming
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The show is all about Springtime, New Beginning, Rebirth, Rejuvenation, Renewal, Regrowth

May 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021

Our Latest
Virtual Meet Ups

Valuing Our 


Check out our YouTube Channel !

Midwest Metalsmiths latest venture into 

virtual with a live Demo and then shared

on YouTube. Watch and enjoy !


2021 Recipients

for Merit


now online.

  • 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 . . .

Gabriel Chaille

Gabriel Chaille 2020 Recipient from Southern Illinois University Carbondale

See the 2021 Scholarship Recipients HERE

Welcoming New Members

Gina Westergard

Brittney Del Muro

Gabriel Chaille

Nancy Davis

Chloe Darke

Lydia Barnett

Sara Meadows

Virginia Nuckolls

Theresa Rector

Tara Hoppe

Carla M Fox Workshop

No physical meetings scheduled at this time.

Due to the Corona Virus Pandemic  we have no meetings scheduled throughout 2020. We hold a majority of our meetings at Maryville University. Because Maryville University is allowing students and facaulty only on campus, they are not scheduling any events (ours or anyone's meetings). We are looking at having a "get together" as soon as we are able and restaurant type facilities are up and running. Right now Zoom is our friend and we have gone virtual. Until we can stand next to each other, stay distant, stay well, and we will be communicating any changes for gatherings as we are able. Keep creating metalworks!

No Workshops scheduled at this time.

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

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Taro Leaves Dragonfly Bud
Brown Polka Dot Agate Pendant - Lg Final

No 2021 Workshops


Stay toned for updates.

Hosting four to six workshops featuring local and nationally known artists each year is a big part of who Midwest Metalsmiths are. During this time of the Corona 19 Pandemic we have been forced to set aside our workshop activity. We will be back with live workshops when it is safe. In the mean time we are doing virtual studio tours and are planning some virtual metalsmithing skill events in 2021.


Check out past virtual studio tours HERE


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.

Lee Richards Wireworking Artist
Lee Richards Wireworking Artist

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

Log and Tools
Log and Tools

Log with holes drilled in it to organize Metalsmithing tools.