The Washington Guild of Goldsmiths

is a non-profit organization whose members share an interest in metalsmithing, jewelry design and related arts. Started in 1978, its purpose is to provide a means for the exchange of information and ideas as well as educational opportunities for its members and the public.

Metalwork 2018 is once again going to be holding an auction for WGG Linked in November.

All members of the WGG are invited to create and donate a piece for Auction. The pieces will be displayed and auctioned as one entity at “Metalwork 2018” to raise funds for the WGG New Student Fund.
please find the guidelines for the Linked pieces in this link, and the auction instructions and entry form in this link.

WGG Monthly Meetings

Held on the Third Tuesday of each month 7:00-9:00PM at various locations. Meet and share with people who work with metal. Exchange ideas and learn new techniques. Topics vary from month to month.

If you have an idea for a 3rd Tuesday event – please let Nick know, so we can start the ball rolling!
Nick Grant Barnes, 3rd Tuesday Coordinator – nickgbarnes@verizon.net
(301) 641-1503.

Workshop Schedule

Periodic workshops and lectures in technical and aesthetic aspects of metalwork and design, as well as in other areas of concern such as marketing. Offered throughout the year and conducted by outstanding teachers, artists and craft professionals from all over the country.

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Membership Information

The Guild is a cooperative association whose members’ skills, energy and enthusiasm promote its successful programs. We welcome new members who share our goals.
Membership, open to all, is accepted throughout the year. Annual dues, payable each January for the calendar year, are:

  • $40 individual
  • $20 full time student
application forms

Recent Newsletters

Publication of a Newsletter with information and articles of interest to Guild Members.
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Metalwork Exhibitions

METALWORK 2018 is the 18th biennial juried exhibition and sale of WGG Members’ work will be held at Waverly Street Gallery in Bethesda, MD From November 7th to November 30th, 2018.

Catalog of previous shows