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In Remembrance: Janet Maddox

We would like to honor Janet Maddox, who passed away in September 2023. She was a longtime Washington Guild of Goldsmiths (WGG) and SNAG member and friend to many. Jan helped to establish WGG  in its early days, and her…

In Remembrance: Karen Chesna

We are saddened to hear that Karen Chesna passed away August 10, 2022. Karen was a SNAG member and was an Online Coordinator for the School of Jewelry & Metal Arts at Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA….

In Remembrance: Phillip Baldwin

With much sadness, we regret to announce that master metalsmith and founder of Shining Wave Metals, Phillip Baldwin passed away in August. We celebrate and honor Baldwin’s life, along with his many accomplishments and contributions to our field. He will…

Annie Cyrus

Introduce Yourself:   Hello! My name is Annie Cyrus. I’m a queer, Asian American artist from Northeastern Ohio and am currently attending Kent State University for a BFA in Jewelry, Metals, and Enameling. I love taking care of my cats…

LM deLeon

Introduce Yourself: I’m a queerdo living my best life dancing in the liminal space between dichotomies. During one fateful semester in college, I fell in love with hammering metals in Dawn Nakaishi’s class. I’ve since built a home studio in…

Dawn Cheung

Introduce Yourself:   Dawn Cheung is a third-year student in the Jewellery Arts program at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, where she is learning to become a well-rounded goldsmith and artist. A frequent traveler to Asia, particularly Japan, she…

Nicholas Hesson

Introduce Yourself: Nicholas is an MFA candidate in Metal Design at East Carolina University graduating in the Spring of 2023. He utilizes traditional metalsmithing and enameling techniques alongside modern additive manufacturing and production methods. He received his Associate of Fine…

Tyler Young

Introduce Yourself: Tyler Young is a Portland based artist that received his BA in ceramics and jewelry and a minor in philosophy from San Diego State University in 2021. Tyler’s philosophical interest has caused him to look at the art…

Mark Mcleish

Introduce Yourself: Mark Mcleish graduated from Loughborough University in Silversmithing and Jewellery and has since exhibited globally as an art jeweler. He then returned to studies for an MA in Craft Jewellery at Manchester School of Art. Mark is now …

SNAG’s 2023-2025 Strategic Plan

We’re excited to share our new Strategic Plan with you! This document was developed by an internal task force of members of SNAG’s Board and its director who reflected on previous strategic plans to establish a current direction that addresses…

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