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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, August 12, 2017 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, Georgia 30340
Monday, September 11, 2017 9:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
Saturday, September 16, 2017 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
Saturday, October 07, 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

Upcoming events

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



    Art Share Program
    Expert Problem Solving & Feedback

    an ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE event

    Discussion led by


    Regina Imbsweiler

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

    10 am - 12 pm

    G3 Studio

    5353 Buford Hwy., Doraville, GA 30340 

    We are honored to have Regina Imbsweiler host our next Art Share Program.  Regina studied goldsmithing at the prestigious Goldschmiedeshule Pforzheim in Germany.  She has been an active artist for over 30 years, with work in over 20 galleries.  She has provided an apprentice program throughout her career and many of her students are now professional metalsmiths.

    Her topic for discussion will be based on Solving Technical Problems and Design Considerations.  You will get expert advice on soldering, setting up your work, layering metals, fabrication and finishing.  Your questions and problems will bring a lively interaction between the master and fellow metalsmiths.

    Regina will bring examples of her work and invites you to do the same.  You may bring your sketchbook or just come with your thoughts and ideas.

    Time with artists like Regina is invaluable.  Please register so we have a headcount and consider the event an opportunity to support G3 with a donation.  We suggest $35.  Your donation can be processed online or onsite.

    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 limited seating and require pre-registration.  Suggested minimum donation $35 which is 100% tax deductible.

    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, August 26, 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, Georgia 30340
    • 4
     


    KEUM BOO (attached gold) & ROLLER PRINTING WORKSHOP

    featuring


    Barbara Mann

    August 26, 2017

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    In this informative and fun one-day workshop students will experiment with the ancient Asian metalwork technique of Keum Boo which is bonding 24Karat gold to silver.  In combination with learning how to attach the gold to silver, students will learn how to add texture to metal by using a jewelers' rolling mill to emboss the surface of the metal.

    Students should be able to complete one to three small silver pieces, with gold accents, such as a pair of earrings and/or a pendant.

    We will begin by learning how to use a jeweler's saw to cut out the shape desired, and then experiment with texturing using the rolling mill with various embossing materials such as paper, metal screen, lace, plastic netting, snake skin, corn husks, etc.  After we have the shape with texture, students will learn how to bond the gold foil to the silver.  Next, students will learn how to patina, polish, drill if necessary (for earring wires or pendant balls) and then enjoy their completed, beautifully textured and colorful silver and gold creations.

    When:  Saturday, August 26, 2017

    10 am - 5 pm  

    Cost:    $100 

    This class is suitable for all levels, from beginner to advanced.

    Where:  G3 Studio
    5353 Buford Hwy. NE
    Doraville, GA 30340


    Materials

    Materials used in the workshop can be purchased from the instructor for $35.00 (subject to market price) and include:

    One 3/4" x 3/4" piece of gold foil; 23.5 Karat keum boo foil from Rio Grande or 24K keum boo foil from Allcraft

    One piece of 1" x 2", 20 gauge sterling silver sheet

    One piece of 2" x 2.5", 20 gauge copper sheet (for practice)

    Two pieces of 2" x 2.5", 22 gauge brass sheet (for roller printing)

    Jewelers' sawblades

    Earring wires and pendant wire balls

    For those students who have their own silver, etc. and would just like to buy the gold foil from the instructor, the cost is $10.00 per 3/4" square piece.

    The metal prices quote are based on market price silver $16.00 and gold $1195.00.  If metal prices vary significantly by class time, the metal purchase price will be adjusted accordingly.

    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 NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Georgia Goldsmiths Guild when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".



    • Monday, September 11, 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, September 15, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 12


    Save the Date

    5-Day Workshop

    Blanking Dies & Jigs

    instructed by

    Jayne Redman


    September 11 - 15, 2017

    Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


    • Saturday, September 16, 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, September 17, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 10


      

    Save the Dates

    HEAT ZONE 1 and/or HEAT ZONE 2

    2-day Workshops

    instructed by


    Helen Blythe-Hart

    September 16 - 17, 2017

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

    and / or

    September 23 - 24, 2017

    10:00 am-5:00 pm daily

    Cost: $200 for EACH weekend

    • Saturday, October 07, 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 08, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 12


    Save the Date

    2-Day Workshop

    Settings with Argentium

    instructed by

    Vickie Prillaman

    October 7 & 8, 2017

    Monday through Friday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


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