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 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 Ewa know, so we can start the ball rolling!
Ewa Alvarez , 3rd Tuesday Coordinator –

Metalwork Merit Scholarship

The Washington Goldsmith Guild (WGG) Metalwork Merit Scholarship
fosters the study of metalsmithing, jewelry design and related arts and helps
develop metal artists in keeping with the Guild’s educational mission.

Emerging Artist Award – $300
Jenny Peng Windheim

Jenny Peng Windheim - Emerging Artist Award
2 x Jurors Choice Award – $200
Chloe Duran & Diana Caisse

jurors choice award WGG 2020

All Awardees further receive a 2 year WGG membership and the opportunity to apply to Metalwork 2022

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

Catalog of previous shows