Metalsmith Extra

Nina Johansson “Next of Skin”

Nina Johansson, Next of Skin, 2023, silicone, mixed media. Performance artist: Shirley Harthey Ubilla. Videographer: Hanna Kisch. Video Editing: Bogil Lee Read more about Johansson’s work in “Body is Not Neutral: The Use of Body in Documentation” by matt lambert….

In Memoriam: Sharon Church (1948 – 2022)

JEWELRY ARTIST AND EDUCATOR SHARON CHURCH WAS A LONGTIME SNAG MEMBER, FORMER SNAG BOARD MEMBER, AND THE 2018 RECIPIENT OF THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. SHE SERVED ON METALSMITH’S EDITORIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE UNDER EDITOR EMERITA SUZANNE RAMLJAK. METALSMITH INVITED PERSONAL REMEMBRANCES…

Sebastian Grant Receives ACC Award

Congratulations to Sebastian Grant, one of the recipients of this year’s American Craft Council Lois Moran Award for the article “Explorations in Black Jewelry: Politics,” published in Metalsmith magazine Volume 42 Number 1. The jurors noted that the article “…makes…

Aya Ito kuru kuru 1

Get a closer look at Aya Ito’s kinetic masterpieces, featured in Elizabeth Essner’s “Aya Ito: waku waku” in Metalsmith Vol 41 No 4. Aya Ito, kuru kuru 1, video courtesy of the artist, music “Penguins” by Vlad Glushenko (soundcloud.com/vgl9)

Aya Ito nyoki nyoki number 02

Get a closer look at Aya Ito’s kinetic masterpieces, featured in Elizabeth Essner’s “Aya Ito: waku waku” in Metalsmith Vol 41 No 4. Aya Ito, nyoki nyoki no. 2, video courtesy of the artist

Aya Ito nyoki nyoki number 03

Get a closer look at Aya Ito’s kinetic masterpieces, featured in Elizabeth Essner’s “Aya Ito: waku waku” in Metalsmith Vol 41 No 4. Aya Ito, nyoki nyoki no. 3, video courtesy of the artist

Velina Robinson Glass receives 2021 Lois Moran Award

Metalsmith magazine contributor Velina Robinson Glass receives the 2021 Lois Moran Award for Craft Writing. Velina Robinson Glass’s feature length article “Moving Beyond Acknowledgement: Systemic Barriers for Black American Metalsmiths” in Metalsmith Vol 41 No 2 was one of three…

Warren Wilson College’s New MA in Critical and Historical Craft Studies

Metalsmith Tech Vol 2 No 2 features an excerpt of a round-table discussion with students from the new MA in Critical and Historical Craft Studies at Warren Wilson College. The full text of the conversation between Director Namita G. Wiggers…

Things to Try With Arc Welding

Metalsmith Tech Vol 1 No 2 (Fall 2018) features Jeff Georgantes’ great article Precision Pulse Arc Welding and Traditional Torch Soldering: A Complementary Relationship. Click here to see a PDF that includes images illustrating the “Things to Try with Arc…

Cuttlefish Casting

In the first issue of Metalsmith Tech (Spring 2018), you’ll find Jim Bové’s fantastic guide to teaching cuttlefish casting in schools. While Jim’s article talks about the whole process, you can click here to get additional images and notes in…

Atmosphere for Enjoyment: Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound

Metalsmith Vol 37 No 1 includes the Exhibition Review “Atmosphere for Enjoyment: Harry Bertoia’s Environment for Sound” Watch the video to see and hear Harry Bertoia’s Sound Sculptures performed by Val Beroia.

Rethinking Tradition: June Schwarcz and Late 20th-Century American Enameling

Metalsmith Vol 37 No 1 includes the article “Rethinking Tradition: June Schwarcz and Late 20th-Century American Enameling” by Bernard N. Jazzar and Harold B. Nelson. Watch the video to learn more about how June Schwartz has used subtlety to become…

Buried Treasure: The Staffordshire Hoard

Metalsmith Vol 36 No 3 includes the article, “Buried Treasure: The Staffordshire Hoard” by Marin Ellis which brings you up close to the seventh-century Anglo Saxon trove of sumptuous warrior bling.

Rosette Series, Linda Threadgill

Metalsmith Vol 36 No 3 takes you inside the studio of celebrated metalsmith Linda Threadgill, whose “Rosette” series is featured in this film.  

Tiff Massey

Metalsmith Vol 36 No 1 profiles artist Tiff Massey, whose work and studio is profiled in this video.

A Look Inside Jim Cotter’s Studio

Metalsmith Vol 35 No 5 profiled artist Jim Cotter, whose studio you can visit in the magazine and through the videos here.  

Kranitzky & Overstreet: Windows on the World

Metalsmith Vol 35 No 5 profiled the duo Kranitzky & Overstreet. This video shows the creative progression of a brooch they created.

Metalsmith Extra: “2015 Exhibition in Print: Moved by Metal”

In 2015 SNAG launched Metalsmith Extra with videos tied to the Exhibition in Print, “Moved by Metal: On Beauty as Interaction.” Curated by Wendy Steiner, the showcased works all encourage interaction and empathetic involvement. This video selection from artists in…

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