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Advancing, enriching, and nurturing the creativity

and community of metalsmiths in Georgia.

The Georgia Goldsmiths Guild is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing, enriching, and nurturing the creativity and community of metalsmiths in Georgia. 

It is a diverse organization of professional metalsmiths, jewelry designers, instructors, hobbyists, suppliers, gallery owners, and those who support the fine art of metalsmithing.

You do not have to work with gold to be a member of the Georgia Goldsmiths Guild.  Our members work with silver, copper and a variety of other metals as well as gold.

We encourage you to join us!

What's Going On!

G3 Upcoming Events / Workshops

Saturday, October 07, 2017 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
Saturday, October 14, 2017 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
Friday, October 20, 2017 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
Saturday, November 11, 2017 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
Saturday, December 09, 2017 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340

G3 News

Thursday, March 02, 2017 2:13 PM • Leslie Hinchman
Sunday, February 26, 2017 11:02 AM • Leslie Hinchman
Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:00 PM • Leslie Hinchman

G3 Member Accomplishments

Thursday, March 02, 2017 2:08 PM • Leslie Hinchman
Thursday, March 02, 2017 2:06 PM • Leslie Hinchman
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 4:14 PM • Leslie Hinchman

Community Announcements

Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:00 AM • Leslie Hinchman

Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 07, 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 08, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 10


    2-Day Workshop

    Settings with Argentium

    instructed by


    Vickie Prillaman

    October 7 & 8, 2017

    Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm

    Have you been curious about this metal called "Argentium"?  Come and find out!  This class will cover what it is and what is so fascinating.

         

         

    Vickie Prillaman is teaching a 2-day workshop on "Settings with Argentium".  Vickie has been designing and fabricating silver and gold jewelry since 1998 and teaching since 1997.

    This class will cover why Argentium captivates Vickie.  She will lead the class in using wire and sheet to make various settings for either faceted or cabochon stones, enameled pieces or other items that may be difficult to set with standard settings.  Some settings we will cover are: prong, basket, and tab.

    When

    Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    October 7 & 8, 2017

    How Much

    $200 workshop fee payable at registration

    Where

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Highway

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Suggested tools are:

    Favorite flex shaft accessories

    Flat nose pliers

    Round nose pliers

    Chain nose pliers

    Flat/half round pliers

    Parallel pliers

    Shears (Joyce Chen or Fiskars shears)

    Plastic or leather mallet/hammer

    Wire cutters

    Jewelers saw frame

    Steel inch & mm ruler (Only needs to be a 6” ruler)

    1/2 round file

    Flat file

    Needle files

    Ring clamp

    Scribe

    Burnisher

    Solder pick

    Tweezers (A sharp, pointed pair and at least one insulated handle pair)

    Dividers

    Optivisor

    Safety glasses (If you wear glasses, you should still wear safety glasses to protect the  sides of your eyes)

    Apron (Denim or Leather, something to catch anything that may drop into your lap)

    Beeswax or Bur-lube

    Drill bits in various sizes

    Steel block

    Old towel to dry pieces off (let's do our part to save a tree)

    Materials:

    24ga Argentium sheet

    12ga, 14ga Argentium round wire

    Any other gauges you may wish to use

    Vickie will have some stones available for purchase.


    Registration

    Not a current G3 member?  Join today so you can participate in this G3 Member Workshop.  Membership is $50 annually.

    Next, register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the G3 website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 404-455-3700 and mention Georgia Goldsmiths Guild when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

    • Saturday, October 14, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 12



    Art Share Program
    Personal Importance of Metal Arts

    an ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE event

    Discussion led by

    Judy Parady

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    10 am - 12 pm

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Hwy., Doraville, GA 30340

    Journey through your art process and the vocabulary of your artwork.  Students are invited to bring in their art or just enjoy and join in the conversation.

          

         

    Judy Parady, a multimedia artist, has participated in the southeast regional art scene since graduating with a BVA from Georgia State University in 1980.  While focusing professionally on a career creating contemporary jewelry she also regularly exhibits painting and sculpture.  Her Decatur studio is equipped to teach jewelry making classes where she has a devoted following for her comprehensive metalsmithing program.

    Her contributions to the Atlanta art community include serving on the board of the Decatur Arts Alliance, and as president of the Women's Caucus for Art of Georgia.  She is increasingly involved with curatorial activities, most recently for Marcia Wood Gallery where in 2016 she designed an exhibit featuring artists who work in the vocabulary of jewelry.

    Ms. Parady is currently a MFA candidate at Georgia State University expected to graduate in 2018.

    Registration

    Not a current GGG member?  Join today so you can participate in this and other GGG events.  Membership is only $50 annually.

    We have space for 12 participants and require pre-registration.  Suggested minimum donation $35 which is 100% tax deductible.  Your donation can be processed online or onsite.

    Registration and Charitable Donations must be processed using separate links.  We would appreciate your completing both steps.

    • RSVP so we can have a headcount, then
    • Go to the GGG homepage using the "Make a Donation to G3" to process your charitable donation or you can pay at the door.

    • Friday, October 20, 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 22, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 11


    3-Day Workshop

    Painting on Steel

    instructed by

    Helen Elliott

    October 20 - 22, 2017

    Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

    Please join us for 3 exciting days when you will experience some of the many possibilities of painting on steel.

    You will explore practices of painting, printing and drawing; as well as stenciling and sgraffito, experimenting with the use of brushes and other mark making tools to build interesting surface textures as well as discover exciting color combinations and interactions.   We can further manipulate the medium by changing imagery as pieces of information are both added and erased to develop new layers of observation.

    Both jewelry and small wall panels will be covered.

    Born in Jamaica, Helen Elliott received an MFA in Metals/Enameling from Kent State in Ohio in 1997.  Her subsequent enamel work has been described as "boundary breaking" * in its application and imagery that earned helen a 1998 Ohio Arts Council Individual Fellowship Grant.  Helen's work has been exhibited in the USA, Jamaica, UK and Canada and featured in several publications, including The Art of Enameling, Metalsmith Magazine, 500 Enameled Objects and  Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America 1920 to the Present.  Her work is in many private collections as well as in the permanent collection of the Enamel Arts Foundation in California.  Public commissions include lakeland Elementary & Middle School in Baltimore, MD and the Inner Harbor Hilton Hotel in Baltimore, MD.

    Helen lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.  Her teaching experience includes Kent State University in Ohio, Towson University in Maryland, as well as workshops at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, Washington, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, KVO Industries in Santa Rosa, California, among others.

    *Sandra Blain, Director, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 1998

    When

    Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    October 20 & 22, 2017

    How Much

    $300 workshop fee, plus material fee

    Where

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Highway

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Not a current G3 member?  Join today so you can participate in this G3 Member Workshop.  Membership is $50 annually.

    Next, register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the G3 website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 404-455-3700 and mention Georgia Goldsmiths Guild when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

    • Saturday, November 11, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340



    Art Talk Program
    "Art and Fear"

    an ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE event

    Discussion led by

    Wendy Watkins & Ann Finley

    Saturday, November 11, 2017

    Time - 10 am - 12 pm

    Location - G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Hwy., Doraville, GA 30340

    "Art and Fear"  What holds you back?  Gain confidence in your creativity and ability to make art.

    Life coach Wendy Watkins and metal artist Ann Finley will share their insights and encouragement.

    Our Artists-In-Residence Faculty is generously donating their time so that 100% of the fee for the ART TALK program will be treated as donations to G3.  Yes, costs to members will be considered a charitable contribution to G3!  The minimum contribution is $20 per ART TALK session.

    Registration

    Not a current GGG member?  Join today so you can participate in this GGG ART TALK or other events.  Membership is only $50 annually.

    We suggest that you pre-register for the program and process your donation at the GGG website.

    Registration and Charitable Donations must be processed using separate links.  We would appreciate your completing both steps.

    • RSVP so we can have a headcount, then
    • Go to the GGG homepage using the "Make a Donation to G3" to process your charitable donation or you can pay at the door.
    • Saturday, December 09, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 11


    1-Day Workshop

    Photographing Jewelry

    instructed by

    Michael Goodman

    December 9, 2017

    Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

    The basics of how to learn and improve photographs of jewelry or any small art objects

    Each person will construct their own small portable light box "studio" out of simple materials.  You will learn and explore how to manipulate light and shadow to capture the essence of your work.  It will be a fun learning experience.

    Topics:

    • Basics of how your camera "sees" and records imagery
    • Getting familiar with your camera settings and lenses
    • Photographing highly reflective surfaces
    • Lighting - natural, artificial, strobe or flash
    • Common mistakes
    • Color temperature
    • White balance
    • ISO

    and all that dry technical stuff made easier.

    No experience necessary - Advanced students welcomed

    What to bring:

    • Your camera - any camera will do from your phone up to the latest digital camera
    • Tripod - if you have one, if not, don't worry
    • Tripod holder for your phone - cool attachment under $10 on Amazon
    • Things to photograph - your jewelry, small art objects, fun things - bring many objects
    About the Instructor:

    Michael received his BFA in Photography from Georgia State University.  He received his Masters of Fine Art in 1976 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, in Photography with a minor in Art History.  In 1974, was a founding member of Nexus Photography Gallery.  In 1977, he became the founder and first director of Nexus Press.  Michael's photographs and artists' books are in private and museum collections.  Personal Archive housed at Manuscript Archives & Rare Book Library of Emory University.  He continues photographing, exhibiting his work, teaches workshops, both private and public, and is an instructor at the Portfolio Center / Miami Ad School in Atlanta.  He teaches bookmaking, packaging, paper engineering and typography.  He is currently working on a new degree combining cognitive psychology, neuroscience and art at Georgia State University.

    When

    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    December 9, 2017

    How Much

    $100 workshop fee payable to reserve space

    plus $15 materials fee payable onsite

    Where

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Highway

    Doraville, Georgia 30340


    Registration

    Not a current G3 member?  Join today so you can participate in this G3 Member Workshop.  Membership is $50 annually.

    Next, register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the G3 website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.  Materials fee is separate.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email GGGCoordinator@gmail.com.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 404-455-3700 and mention Georgia Goldsmiths Guild when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

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