The practice of metal working creates natural opportunity for community. The art and science of the craft is traditionally passed along from masters to students, one-on-one in close communities. And although metal working is a most ancient art, the future of the craft is in jeopardy as our social institutions that once offered space and resources for young people to learn are being pushed out of the school curriculum.
Fortunately, there are organizations such as the Seattle Metals Guild that are continuing to provide resources to the current and future generations of metal workers. One of the ways SMG achieves its goals is by sponsoring the annual “Passing the Torch Exhibition,” a competition for high school students working in metal jewelry and art in Washington State. As a materials sponsor of this event, OnlineMetals is inspired by the students’ creativity and skill.
From Steam Punk to fine jewelry, the student submissions are a delight for the senses! This year’s exhibition was a great success, and students are encouraged to start thinking about 2015! View all winning entries and find out more about Passing the Torch here.
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Additional resources sponsored by the Seattle Metals Guild include an online forum with news about workshops, jobs and metal working Q&A.
Also, now is the time to prepare for the annual Seattle Metals Guild Northwest Jewelry & Metals Symposium, which will be held this year in Tacoma, at the WA State History Museum on Saturday, October 18. The event features speakers and displays of work from local metal working masters.
The guild has a very active social calendar and a great forum for spreading any news you may have. So, get on board today and expand your metal world!! Learn more about SMG >>