A jeweler's vice, finger files, large files, and polishing and grinding tools. All tools used commonly by a metalsmith.
A busy metalsmiths workbench is filled with tools and requires perfect light.
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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
Gabriel Chaille 2020 Recipient from Southern Illinois University Carbondale
See the 2021 Scholarship Recipients HERE
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
July 24 & 25, 2021
Hosting four to six workshops featuring local and nationally known artists each year is a big part of who Midwest Metalsmiths are. We are back with a virtual workshop in July. We will be back with live workshops when it is safe.
Check out past virtual studio tours HERE
Pieces of metal just cut for jewelry pieces using a metal shear.
Miles of precious and ferrous metal wire goes into wire work jewelry.
Log with holes drilled in it to organize Metalsmithing tools.