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.

WGG Monthly Meetings

Held on the Third Tuesday of each month 7:00-9:00PM at VisArts 155 Gibbs Street Rockville MD 20850. Meet and share with people who work with metal. Exchange ideas and learn new techniques. Topics vary from month to month. Click here for VisArts website

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 –
(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
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Recent Newsletters

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

The 2014 Member show exhibited juried work by members of the Guild. The show was held at Gallery B 7700 Wisconsin Avenue in Bethesda, MD from Nov 1 – 29, 2014.

Catalog of previous shows