2020 Events!


Keeping our distance, while keeping in touch.

Zoom Virtual Studio Tour

August 5, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

Take a peek at the 

July Studio Tour with

Genevieve Flynn.

All Physical Meetings

Sherri Jaudes

Sherri Jaudes will be welcoming the members of Midwest Metalsmiths to her blacksmithing studio. See how she works, check out her tools, and equipment. How much fun is this!

Keeping our distance, while keeping in touch.

Zoom Virtual Studio Tour 

January 6, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

Learn about Zoom

1. Go to Zoom.us and sign up.

2. Learn how to join a zoom meeting, YouTube Zoom Video.

3. Join all your MM friends on August 5, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.

Watch the Studio Tour with Lee Richards. Learn about her work, tool favorites, and view her finished jewelry.

All Physical Meetings

All physical meetings postponed until further notice.

Maryville University (our meeting location) is currently allowing students only on campus due to the Corona Virus Pandemic and the need for social distancing. As soon as this situation changes we will be in contact with you and update this posting. Stay well.

We are sorry to announce the cancellation of

Midwest Metalsmiths Art Show

Instead you can shop those same artists and more.

I T ' S   H E R E

Metalsmith Makers Market Banner

Visit our Makers Market and find that the Midwest Metalsmiths artist are ready for you to shop and buy. Look at the entire page. There are 15 artists involved in the market showing off their extraordinary metalwork. This will be your opportunity to shop those artists that you have gotten to know at our annual Art Show. Please shop and buy virtually. There will be a link to each artist via email, website, Etsy Shop, or their favorite way of communicating. Reach out and support the artists during this time when their art shows have been shut down and galleries are closed. These artists are important to all of us.


Midwest Metalsmiths Art Show

Great Success on October 11 & 12, 2019

Congregational Church Webster Groves

What a great success! This was a new venue for our annual art show. We have only heard good reviews. Visitor/shoppers liked our new venue and the artists are happy with the change. We are looking forward to a repeat performance in 2020. Thanks to all the members that made the show a success! More than anything, thank you to all of the wonderful St. Louis people that came out and attended the show. Thank You!


July 2019 Midwest Metalsmiths Gathering

Day Enterprises (stone dealer) sets up for sales

and member problem solving session.

    Rich and Debbie Day visited St. Louis and put out their vast array of precious stones, semi-precious stones, rough cut stones, and books for all MM members to do some serious shopping. It got real quiet as members admired, planned, and imagined new works around the seven tables that were weighed down with stones. Web Stie: www.redayent.com

    When the shopping was finished the members settled in around a circle of tables and discussed metalsmithing problems they may be having, new resources they had to share, and metalsmithing tricks. 

     Leigh Roberts and Kathy Craddock have been helping a jewelry artist friend, who recently passed away, clear out a studio and brought several boxes of tools and equipment to sell at bargain prices. Some members at the meeting went home with some real bargains! 

June 2019 Midwest Metalsmiths "Studio Booth" 

Webster Arts Fair

This was Midwest Metalsmiths opportunity to:

  • meet, greet, introduce and share information about our organization to the Webster Arts community.

  • demonstrate various metalsmithing skills and techniques.

  • support our members displaying at the Webster Arts Fair and

  • announce dates and times of our annual Midwest Metalsmiths Art Show to the Webster Arts Fairgoers.

May 2019 Event, Meet & Greet

Urban Chestnut

On May 4, 2019, members of Midwest Metalsmiths meet to socialize, eat, drink, and share our latest metal projects around a long table at Urban Chestnut. The Urban Chestnut is one of the many quality brew houses in St. Louis. It was a great time of sharing and conversation. Thanks to Leigh Roberts, our President, for organizing a great social event.

March 29 to May 12, 2019, Hidden Treasures

Craft Alliance

Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design and Midwest Metalsmiths joined forces and put on a gallery show at the Craft Alliance Delmar location. The exhibition featured unique characteristics of handmade metalwork. For centuries metalsmiths have incorporated hidden treasures or messages into their work, lending their piece subtle and unique nuances often completely invisible to the human eye. The practice of leaving buried messages continues to this day, and while some secrets remained buried by time; other treasures are waiting to be discovered.

Thanks to Stefanie Kirkland's (curator) efforts, the gallery show was a great success with eleven Midwest Metalsmith artists being juried into the show by juror Don Friedlich. The display was well thought out and showed the artwork to its best advantage. The show was well attended, the opening was packed, every seat at Don Friedlich's talk was filled, and the gallery and artists enjoyed good sales.

January 2019 Event, Ruth Asawa Docent Tour

Pulitzer Museum

Website: Ruth Asawa

On January 19, 2019, a sizeable group of Midwest Metalsmiths members gathered for a docent tour of the inspiring "Ruth Asawa's Life Work" at the Pulitzer Museum in the Grand Arts District of St. Louis. The exhibit brought together eighty works by the artist spanning her lifetime.

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