Preserving tradition, embracing innovation.

We are an inclusive community committed to advancing the multifaceted field of metalsmithing, jewelry and adornment by inspiring creativity and furthering education and opportunities.


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This gathering convenes our diverse community to engage with speakers, exhibitions, events, and each other.

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September 29 - 30

Tides & Waves: West Africa

Join SNAG for our second iteration of Tides & Waves, a symposium series that explores the deep and continual flow of international ideas in contemporary jewelry & metalsmithing.

This 2-day participatory Virtual Symposium is filled with speakers, demonstrations, break-out discussions, practical tips, socilaizing and more. Recordings available with registration.

Workshopping with updated

Sept - Oct

Workshopping With

A new virtual programming series led by SNAG members on a variety of topics. Each workshop will last approximately an hour, with an interactive Q&A session.

Join us for the inaugural workshops offered by SNAG Co-Presidents Kerianne Quick and Seth Papac, and Board members Demi Thomloudis and April Wood to raise money for SNAG.



Sept 2023 - Sept 2024

WE ARE SNAG: Anthology Ed. 3

A virtual catalog of SNAG membership, created as a visual resource for fellow members, educators, retail shoppers, collectors, galleries, and museums.

Image: Kat Cole, Line & Edge #1


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Metalsmith Magazine

Metalsmith magazine, published by SNAG, gives you a front row seat to the world of contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing.

It is smart, beautiful and provocative, and guaranteed to inspire and invigorate. Coverage spans established and emerging contemporary makers, artists in their studios, artist-made production jewelry, cutting-edge adornment, design, fashion, hollowware, furniture, and much more. For 41 years and counting Metalsmith has brought you the best in the field.

Alluvial Deposits (after Carboplatin chemotherapy)

Alluvial Deposits (after Carboplatin chemotherapy) My friend with size 12 fingers insists on platinum so I set to work carving wedding ring from wax block refining the crude hacks of my handsaw with a file and a multitude of sandpapers….



We are an inclusive community committed to advancing the multifaceted field of metalsmithing and adornment by inspiring innovative creativity and furthering education and opportunities.

SNAG celebrates the rich diversity and history of the jewelry and metalsmithing field while valuing a variety of viewpoints through supportive, respectful and ethical interactions that nourish education and inspire innovative creativity.

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Flamestitch Fordite slab ready to be cut into cabs. Always fun cutting this material. You never know what you’re gonna get. ...

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