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Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium, on Saturday, October 14, 2017.

This year’s speakers include: Montreal-based jeweler, author, world traveler, and Toolbox Initiative co-creator Matthieu Cheminée; New Orleans based modernist sculptor, and post-industrial, 21st century blacksmith Rachel David; self-taught engineer, inventor, and kinetic sculptor Arthur Ganson; San Francisco Bay Area art jeweler, curator, and Shibumi Gallery owner April Higashi; and Detroit based interdisciplinary sculptor and jewelry artist Tiff Massey.

This once a year gathering of makers and speakers from different corners of the Pacific Northwest and the globe is an eagerly awaited tradition for metalsmiths, artists, and jewelers of all stripes. Everyone is warmly invited to attend – registration is open to members and non-members alike. Registration TBA.

We return this year to Seattle’s Broadway Performance Hall on Capitol Hill, for old favorites and new faces: explore a selection of exceptional and hard-to-find metals and jewelry related titles at Charon Kransen’s Book Sale; and uncover unexpected treasures in the Symposium’s Silent Auctions—an opportunity to bid on unique metals, design, and jewelry related items donated by local artists and metalsmiths. The fun and conversation continues into the evening at the post-Symposium after-party. Location TBA.

Get your Metal on! There’s more to see and experience during the Symposium Weekend:

Friday, October 13:

  • Steel Mill Tour (Spots are limited).

Sunday, October 15:

  • Seattle Metals Guild Exhibition at KoboStay tune for more info from our SMG Exhibition Committee.
  • Open House at Equinox StudiosEquinox Studios was founded in 2006 as an enclave of Artists and Artisans in a World War II era factory building in Georgetown, Seattle.

Stay tuned: Follow the SMG website, newsletter, and Facebook page for more on this year’s speakers and events.

Donate: Donations to the Silent Auction support the Seattle Metals Guild and its education and community based programming. Thank you to all who have contributed to previous auctions through their donations and bids. If you have objects, tools, materials, books, lesson offerings, or other contributions for the 2017 Silent Auctions, donate here:

Join in: Become part of a like-minded community of artists and metalsmiths working together to make the Symposium a success. Interested in joining in? Contact Abby Frank at symposium@