Metalsmithing Resources & Links
All of these organizations are dedicated to metalsmithing, learning, & community. Worth a visit to any of these organizational websites just to see what they are up to, possible workshops, shows, or blog entries.
COMA -The Colorado Metalsmithing Association
Serving the Rocky Mountain area.
Florida Society of Goldsmiths
A not for profit organization created by metalsmiths to aid and support other metalsmiths. Membership not limited to residents of Florida.
Metal Arts Guild San Francisco
Artists making it in metal since 1051.
Michigan Silversmiths Guild
St. Louis, MO
Organization promotes, educates and encourages metalsmiths, silversmiths and goldsmiths.
SNAG Society of North American Goldsmiths
An organization serving North American goldsmiths and metalsmiths; website, magazine, and yearly national conference.
Opportunities for metalsmiths
Society of American Silversmiths
West Warwick, Rhode Island
The web's largest and most comprehensive site devoted to silversmithing. Check out the Career Center.
The Metal Arts Society of Southern California Serving Southern California metalsmiths.
Washington Guild of Goldsmiths
guild for Washington D.C.
Yuma Art Symposium
An event for metalsmiths.
Craft Schools in the US
All of these schools are currently dealing with Covid 19 CDC requirements and may have limited class schedules. Many are already offering Online Classes or in the process of making that available soon. Visit their websites for their current offerings.
Arrowmont Craft School
Located in Gatlinburg Tenn.
Haystack School of Crafts
Located on Haystack Mountain in Maine.
Museum exhibiting living metal artist of excellence as well as a permanent collection. Classes and workshops throughout the year. Repair Days, a yearly gathering of metal and blacksmiths to repair metal objects. A great blog.
A unique gallery, community studio & school that offers a friendly atmosphere and small classes.
New Approach School for Jewelers
Offers visually intensive, hands-on jewelry design, fabrication, bench and repair skills and stone setting training.
Penland School of Crafts
Located in the mountains of North Carolina
Upstate New York
State of the art studios with workshops run by professional artists from around the globe.
Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft
The Ebendorf Metals Studio features 12 jewelry benches, each equipped with a flex shaft and basic hand tools. Also has a selection of Zoom classes.
Craft school for all craft which includes metalsmithing.
Touchstone Center for Craft
With a focus of blacksmithing they also have a broard range of metalsmithing classes.
William Holland School of Lapidary Arts
Located in Georgia.
Saint Louis Area Metalsmith Learning Insititutions
St. Louis, MO
Classes in all crafts with extensive jewelry making department.
Florissant Valley Community College
St. Louis, MO
Meramec Community College
Saint Charles Community College
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Only degreed program in the St. Louis Region.
In depth learning in the trade of metalsmithing. Offered through monthly or yearly membership.
A link to over 600 pages of everything you always wanted to know about metalsmithing. Along with bench tips and safety information.
An extensive international site, which shares technical papers, videos and runs an e-mail list. Contains tons of useful information for goldsmiths and metalsmiths.
Online Jewelry Training Classes for Metalsmiths by Hans Meevis
Lucy Walker Jewellery
Click on Online Courses and you will find an array of metalsmithing classes. Spend a little or a lot and Lucy will have you on your way.
Dive into Enameling. Extensive array of Online classes in enameling.
Great learning resources with extensive video tutorials, charts, and safety data.
Champleve and cloisonne enamel techniques presented on Vimeo with a $8.95 monthly membership.
Live workshops in San Antonio, Online free learning through their Facebook Page, and tools for sale on the website.
Supplies for Metalsmiths
Metal and Tools
Quality lapidary equipment, tools and supplies
ARBE Manufacturing, Inc.
Manufacturing the highest quality jewelry casting equipment and machines, accessories and polishing machines.
Farrier and blacksmithing supplies and tools.
A supplier of jewelry tools and equipment with a comprehensive website.
Tools, metalclay, gemstones, kilns, and jewelry supplies.
Watch making and jewelry tools.
Tools, display, metal sheet, wire, and shapes, and findings.
Gesswein The Right Tools
Supplier of abrasives, bench tools, burs & drills, casting equipment, cleaning equipment, plating equipment, and polishing equipment.
Halstead Bead (wholesale)
Findings, metal, chain, and tools. Also a yearly grant opportunity.
Online supplier of base metal, sterling silver, tools, and metalworking supplies.
Specializing in designing torch tips for jewelry makers and craft artisans.
Offers quality findings and metal supplies.
Pieh Tools Company, Inc.
Full range of blacksmithing tools and supplies.
Santa Fe Jewelers Supply
Supplier of metals, findings, tools, stones, display, and casting service.
Patina manufacturer with specialized services.
Offers quality findings, raw metal, high tech tools, and software.
Metal Manufacturers and Services
Aviva Alloy Manufacturer
Leading USA alloy manufacturer and distributor of over one hundred different grades of copper alloys.
Hauser and Miller (wholesale)
Fabricated metals and refining service
Lewis Brass & Copper Company
The Tubing in shapes and alloy experts.
Heavy metal equipment, tools and supplies. Five locations.
McMurray Metals Company
Resources for hard to find brass, copper and bronze materials.
Supplier of steel, aluminum, stainless, brass & copper, cold finish steel, tool steel, and alloy steel
Myron Toback, Inc.
Precious metal dealer and refiner, also carries chain and findings.
Quick Ship Metals
Resources for large quantities of metals and textures.
Precious metal casting and finishing service in Pawtucket, RI
T. B. Hagstoz & Son, Inc.
Metal refining business providing; silver, brass, copper, bronze, and nickle silver.
Enamel Art Center
Milton Bridge, Blythe, Schauer & Soyer enamels, but specializing in vintage Thompson enamels.
Enamel Art Supply
Japanese Ninomiya Enamels
Enamels for both metals and glass.
Stones; cut, raw, and beads.
A Grain of Sand
A complete online resource for the bead and jewel artisan.
Dakota Stone (wholesale)
Gemstones from around the world.
Cut and natural stones
Stachura Wholesale Gemstones Supplier (wholesale)
Fancy cut gemstones, pearls, and cabochons.
Jewelry and Bead Suppliers
Fire Mountain Gems
Supplier of beads, tools, findings, wire, and free how to videos. They give quantity discounts.
The Bead Smith (wholesale)
Vast resource for beads, adhesives, tools, findings, books and DVDs, and jewelry making supplies of all description.
Thunderbird Supply Company
Supplier of glass, metal, and stone beads, tools, findings, wire, display, chain, and stringing supplies.
Wholesale Jewelry Supply (wholesale)
Findings in all metals, jewelry making supplies, and beads.
Publications and Blogs
Art Biz Success
Author Alyson Stanfield offers a great blog, mentorship, and online business classes. She wrote I'd Rather be in the Studio.
Best of Missouri Hands
Great resource for Missouri Artists. Show listings, state wide news about what is going on and extensive resources. Recently their Facebook Page has featured how tos on selling Online.
Artist support is their mission and their blog is definately worth a read.
Technical articles from past issues.
The site for news, people and events relating to metals
Corkie Bolton has you covered with her website/blog and Instagram tips for the bench.
The Abundant Artist
Author Cory Huff has created a safe place for artist to learn to sell their art with a focus on Online Sales. The site has a blog, coaching, and Cory's speaking dates. He is the author of How to Sell Your Art Online.
Tool heavy blog, but always learn something.