& Related Directories & Publications
"lifestyle" magazine about contemporary craft artists and
A small company
offering books on metalsmithing, most authored by well-known educator
business resource for craftspeople, with articles on selling, taxes,
safety, photographing your work, show & exhibition calendar,
craft organizations, etc.
Eden Sterling Co.
Publishers of The
Historical Catalogue Series. This is a series of seven professionally
reprinted silver trade catalogues from the late 19th century and
early 20th century. See Scott V. Martin's review of Eden's Unger
Bros. catalog here.
& Gallery Guide
Major art museums
and art galleries in the United States.
Allied to Conservation
Go to this site if
you are looking for organizations that can answer your conservation
and restoration questions in any field.
publication specializing in the entire field of silver, featuring the
finest in research pertaining to the world of silver, with articles
on primarily antique English, Continental, and, Colonial American silver.
platform designed to further the careers of studio craftsmen by
sponsoring Competitions and Exhibitions with Artist Directories and
Wide Arts Resources
A great compendium
of links in over 500 arts categories, including world-wide art
galleries, museums, exhibitions, publications, schools, agencies,
history, and resources for film, literature, theater, dance,
antiques, crafts, and much more.
Bluehost is the
official host of the SAS Web site. This provider has great 24/7
telephone customer service based in Nevada, not outsourced to a
different country. They also offer free domains. If you're looking
for a better service, give them a try, you won't be disappointed.
Read my review here.
The latest laws
governing copyrights for literary, dramatic, musical, artistic,
pictorial and certain other intellectual creations including the Internet.
one-stop solution for jewelry, figurines, medallions, belt buckles,
accessories, etched ornaments, bookmarks, and corporate gifts,
proudly crafted in the UNITED STATES. We can even design packaging
for your pieces, ready for your customer's display case or catalog.
This site is
designed to be an evolving resource for those interested in legal
issues concerning cyberspace.
Postage Rate Calculator (USPS)
Get mailing rates
for around the world.
Web site designers
are a dime a dozen, but those who offer great service and creativity
are worth their weight in gold. This is who Ronald Gehrmann is of
Metaglyph Communication Design. He offers elegant, user-friendly,
affordable Web sites and printed materials for your business. Ron
stresses ease of navigation and fast loading pages for every site he
designs. Just check out his site and you won't believe how affordable
this services are.
Dictionary & Thesaurus
discover new words, and use the very helpful thesaurus.
Forum for jewelers and
starting a business, financing, expanding, disaster assistance,
nonprofit information, and much more. The federal government will
even let you post your own business card on-line!
Find an individual
and any business in the U.S.
Looking for a
product? This is the place to find it without trekking down to your
local library and thumbing through those heavy directories. Why not
stay at home and look it up on the Web while in your bathrobe?
registration, application forms, announcements, fax-on-demand, and
other copyright topics.
computer viruses and how they're executed.
& Safety Issues
Occupational Health & Environmental Safety
3M is know for its
rigorous product testing. Get the latest in regulatory updates,
training, and, product information from the world's leader in safety equipment.
for Safety in the Arts
Since 1977, the
Center for Safety in the Arts (CSA) has been an international
resource center for research and education on hazards in the visual
arts, performing arts, museums, and school arts programs.
report: "Reading Labels: A Reality Check"
From abura to yew,
a good source for wood reactions.
Chemical Safety Card (Silver)
to Safety Sites on the Internet
list of resources.
Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
working with a chemical, but not sure of its hazards? This University
of Cornell database of Material Safety Data Sheets are provided as a
public service to the world community.
Battery Recycling Corporation
Recycle your used
rechargeable batteries and old cell phones at any of their 50,000
enrolled collection locations nationwide. Its free. Its
convenient. It's responsible.
Alternatives (SAS Site)
designed for the silversmith, check these safer alternatives for the workshop.
Safety Report (SAS Site)
Lewton-Brain's paper on working safer in your studio.
life was like for James Getty, Jr., the best-know silversmith in Williamsburg.
of Metal Terminology
What exactly is
"cross rolling?" What about "heat treating?"
You'll find all the answers here!
resource for all your metal finishing needs.
Gorham Manufacturing Company: Art Nouveau Silver
A great overview
of Gorham's most creative period.
The gem and
jewelry worlds foremost information resource on the Internet.
Open to the public, free of charge - a substantial library of
articles, publications, reports, and technical data on gem and
jewelry related topics; as well as a sizable collection of art and
jewelry galleries, for both the casual visitor and the professional.
resource for British hallmark identification.
on the Internet
A great resource
for hallmark identification and assay offices around the world.
contemporary jewelry and silver ware, galleries, exhibitions and
news; with content added by designers and artists from around the globe.
for trouble-shooting casting, wax pattern, and mold rubber problems.
Inc.- Precious Metal Price Updates
platinum, palladium, and rhodium prices updated every 10 minutes.
Machining & Fabrication
internet directory of metal industry services, metal news, and information.
metalworking, newsletters, educational links, and links to other
metal-related and commercial metalworking sites.
information trading site that was established to promote trade in the
Visit the online
exhibition: "Unity in Variety: Strength in Diversity Cutlery,
Craft and Culture and the Association of British Designer-Silversmiths"
Ornamental Metal Museum
Memphis, Tennessee, NOMM is the only museum in the United States
dedicated exclusively to the exhibition and preservation of fine metalwork.
Encyclopedia of American Silver Marks
A very good
resource for the most notable American silver manufacturers.
Paul Revere House
Visit this site to
find out more about the most famous American Silversmith.
& Aldworth Engine Turners
A geat informative
site regarding the ancient technique of engine turning.
Great glossary of
metallurgical terms, measurements, and conversion tables
Information for Book Reports
silverwork throughout the worldespecially helpful for book reports.
Examples of silver
spoons from around the world with commentaries.
A great Web site
with information and images on Mexico's most famous silversmith.
Provincial MuseumSilver Centre
Web site of the
most important silver collection in Belgium. The site is in English
Devoted to Metal
A discussion group
dealing with metalworking subjects.
A discussion group
dealing with the technical aspects of metal.
With Web Sites Devoted to Metal Arts
See graduate and
undergraduate work and take a tour of the department.
& Silversmithing Workshop: Canberra School of Art, Australia
One of the best
school sites with examples of silverware.
Program at Illinois State University
graduate and undergraduate work and take a tour of the department.
Academy of Jewelry Arts
Take a tour of the
facilities, learn new bench tips, view sample pages from Alan
Revere's books, find international ring sizing charts and more.
School of Art Metals Department
facilities and check out the work of the professors of this CAD-CAM
of American Silversmiths Artisan Sites
& Judi Resheff,
Allan Surman, Canada
M. Witmond, England
Mexican chaser working in tin and silver. Her site is beautifully designed.
Guilds & Other Organizations
Arts & Crafts Society
community dedicated to the philosophy & spirit of the Arts &
Crafts movement. Calendar of events, searchable archives, forum with
interactive discussion groups, classified section, marketplace, and more.
Its mission is to
increase the awareness of choice to conserve, refurbish, or restore
antiques, household furnishings, and works of art.
- Craft Emergency Relief Fund
A non-profit, tax
exempt organization which provides immediate support to professional
craftspeople facing career threatening emergencies such as fire,
theft, illness and natural disaster.
searching for an individual furniture maker; a gallery dealing in
high-end functional art; woodworking schools, tools, or publications;
or just have an interest in the field of art furniture--The Furniture
Society is the resource for you.
Society of Appraisers
Do you need a
referral to a silver appraiser near you? If the answer is yes, call
them at 888/472-4732. ISA is the largest non-profit organization of
personal property appraisers in North America.
membership-based organization committed to the study and promotion of
Guilds & Related Metals Organizations
Project is a non-profit volunteer venture of a group of metalsmiths
and organizations which aims to disseminate information about various
aspects of artistic metalworking and to provide a forum for artists
and art lovers to experience this outstanding medium.
Susan Kingsley and
Christina Tatiana Miller are metalsmiths who are members of the
Society of North American Goldsmiths. In addition to making art,
Susan writes about social and cultural issues. She had just completed
The Price of Gold, an article about the effects of the current
worldwide rush for gold published in Metalsmith (Summer 2004) when
she was introduced to Christina, who had recently completed her
masters thesis and graduate exhibition titled Ethical Prospects: A
Critical Representation of the Co-Dependent Relationship Between
Metalsmithing and Metalmining. Their collaboration evolved as they
sought to reconcile their membership in a community of metalsmiths
and jewelers who take pride in their craft with knowledge of the
human and environmental costs of the metals they use.
Society of Goldsmiths
organization created by metalsmiths to aid and support other
metalsmiths through meetings, publicity, workshops and exhibitions.
project provides a variety of quality services for the gem and
jewelry community. We work hard to maintain the high standards of our
services for the benefit of our visitors. Our services are provided
free of charge and to the benefit to all.
dedicated to serve the information needs of the world's jewelers. It
is our mission to educate, improve working conditions and facilitate
sharing between goldsmiths globally. Ganoksin continues improving
access to information for productivity, safety, skills and education
of all jewelers, professionals and hobbyists.
organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to
furthering the Metal Arts through education, exhibitions and networking.
Arts Society of Southern California
MASSC serves the
needs and interests of artists working in metals and provides an
environment for the exchange of information, instructional workshops,
demonstrations, lectures, and panel discussions.
association for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers,
MJSA provides the information and resources needed to achieve
professional excellence and maintain a competitive edge. It publishes
a wide range of technical and business publications including
the award-winning MJSA Journal and annually presents MJSA Expo
New York, the premier U.S. trade show dedicated to jewelry making
tools, supplies, and services.
Their Web site
contains facts and descriptions of the uses of silver and its role in
the economy and in our daily lives.
Society for Midwest Metalsmiths
non-profit organization with the mission to promote, develop, educate
and encourage individuals who are interested in metalsmithing.
of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)
several purposes: to provide a meeting-place for contemporary
jewelers and metalsmiths; to encourage the free exchange of
information inside the field; to promote the field to a wider
audience; and to recognize outstanding creative achievement.
Washington Guild of Goldsmiths
organization whose members share an interest in metalsmithing,
jewelry design and related arts.
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