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Midwest Metalsmiths invite metal and jewelry technique instructors to apply to teach. We are always looking for interested, qualified instructors. Do you have a new, traditional, or innovative technique that you use in your work? We would like to hear from you.


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As a courtesy to our instructors, a EIGHT participant minimum deadline is posted on each workshop. In the event that the minimum is not met, the workshop will have to be cancelled.

Ronda Coryell Metalwork

Fusing, Fabricating, and Granulating in Argentium

Ronda Coryell

Website:    rondacoryelldesigns


March 5, 6, 7, & 8, 2020  (four days)

Workshop Location:   Stone Soup Gallery

Workshop Daily Times:  9:00 am to 5:00 pm all four days

Workshop Fee:

      Member:    $600

      Non-member:   $630

      Kit Fee payable to Instructor at workshop: $125

8 participant minimum by January 15, 2020

In this four-day class, explore the technology and techniques required to work with Argentium Sterling Silver. Master goldsmith and Certified Master Bench Jeweler, Ronda Coryell, will provide expert instruction and close up demos. Students learn the process of fusing both flat and three-dimensional forms. Demonstrations are followed by hands-on experience to create and finish four projects:  two rings, a pendant, and Keum Boo earrings.

Supply list will be provided closer to workshop time.

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Get it Together - An Exploration of Unique Clasping and Closure Methods for Jewelers

October 2019 Workshop

Suzanne Williams

Website:    suzannewilliamsjewelry.com  

Suzanne Williams visited St. Louis in October for a three day workshop. The students had their hands full working their way through the six kits that would result in six jewelry closures. Each closure was different, very clever and an artful way to bring a necklace or bracelet together. The primary objective was to show how alternative clasps and closures can go beyond the out-of-sight, simple hook. It was an introduction for the students to make their closures a robust part of the overall design in their jewelry pieces.

New Twist in Fold Forming &

Acrylite Carving and Riveting Techniques

April 2019 Workshop

Nick Barnes

Website: nickgrantbarnes.com  

Nick Barnes came to St. Louis for three days to present two workshops; New Twist on Fold Forming on April 6, 2019, and Acrylite Carving and Riveting Techniques on April 7 & 8, 2019 at Maryville University. All three days an enthusiastic group of students were rushing around applying their newly acquired techniques. So much information was presented that the students were saying they needed another day.


Moving Beyond the Box: Hollow Forms

January 2019 Workshop

Carla M Fox

Website:    http://www.carlamfox.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlaMFox/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/carlamfox/


In January Carla M Fox led a sold-out workshop at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville for Midwest Metalsmiths. It was fast-paced and information and skill filled experience for all the members. Midwest Metalsmiths were also delighted to scholarship in two SIUE Masters candidates in the workshop. Scroll through the slider to see all fourteen photos of the workshop.