Artisan Membership Criteria


Silversmith William Frederick
William Frederick • Artisan member since 1989 • Sterling appliqué tea service

The Artisan category, which is juried, is reserved for only those silversmiths residing in the United States. You must be out of school with an established shop or smithing within a company. If you are interested in applying, please submit the following:

1. AT LEAST 6 slides, photographs, or digital images of sterling or fine silver (not plated) holloware, flatware, and/or sculpture demonstrating artistic and technical integrity. Firestain, buffing drag lines, pitted solder joints, unintentional file marks, and poor construction are unacceptable.

2. Your resume.

If you do not yet meet the Artisan criteria, you are welcome to join as a Supporting member at this time.

There is no fee for the jurying process. Your work will be judged on the merits of your overall talent as a silversmith. You will be informed within two weeks as to our decision. The jurying process is very discrete and only you will know our decision. Please do not send the $45 Artisan membership fee until you hear from us.

The Jury:

Tom Muir, Professor and Head of Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Bowling Green State University
Munya Avigail Upin, Silversmith and Educator
Jeffrey Herman, Executive Director of SAS and Silver Restoration Specialist

E-mailing your application: Submit images as high-definition jpeg attachments (up to 5MB files are fine) and your resume in text, PDF, or MS Word format. E-mail to: Artisan Application.

Snail-mailing your application: Send to SAS, Artisan Application, PO Box 786, West Warwick, RI 02893. If you would like your images and resume returned, please supply a return envelope with the appropriate postage.

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