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Bay Area Metal Arts Schools
Bay Area Galleries
Jewelry and Metal Organizations

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The Metal Arts Guild Blog Archive
Keep up to date! Important news, events, and information from around the Bay Area. Enjoy quality writing on varying topics from multiple authors with unique perspectives in our field.

The Metal Arts Guild Facebook Page
Important news, events, and information from around the Bay Area

The Metal Arts Guild Facebook Group
Join over 2000 fellow metalsmiths and makers in our online group forum.

The Metal Arts Guild on Instagram
Check out our feed and stay connected!

Social Media and Online Resources

The Metalsmiths Coffee House
A Facebook group for where all metals artists new and veteran can talk and share information, ask questions, and also post their work for advice and just to share.

The Ganoksin Project/Orchid Forum
Provides access to information for productivity, safety, skills and education of all jewelers, professionals and hobbyists. Ganoksin maintains a substantial library of articles, publications, reports, and technical data. We recommend also liking their Facebook Page.

Art Jewelry Forum
Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is a nonprofit organization established in 1997 to advocate for the field of contemporary art jewelry. They do so through education, discourse, appreciation and support for the field. Their website is full of great articles and interviews about our field.

Online resource and archive run by Susan Sarantos

Glossary of Blacksmithing and Metalworking terms (BriteCo)


Bay Area Metal Arts Schools

Academy of Art University
School of Jewelry and Metal Arts

410 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003

California College of the Arts
5212 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94618

City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94114

The Crucible
* Bench rental and studio access available
1260 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607

College of Marin
Indian Valley Campus
1800 Ignacio Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949

Davide Bigazzi Studio & Gallery
* Specialty workshops available
75 Arbor Road, Suite K
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Diablo Valley College
1690 Watermill Road
San Ramon, CA 94582

Mendocino Art Center
* Specialty workshops available
45200 Little Lake Street
Mendocino, CA 95496

Metal Works SF
* Bench rental and studio access available
1544 Grant Avenue
San Francisco CA, 94621

Mission College
3000 Mission College Boulevard
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Palo Alto Art Center
 – Cubberly Center
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Richmond Art Center
2540 Barrett Avenue
Richmond, CA 94804

Scintillant Studio
* Bench rental and studio access available
1258 Valenica, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110

Silvera Jewelry School
1105 Virginia Street
Berkeley CA 94702
510-868 4908

Local Galleries

Abrams Claghorn Gallery – Albany, Ca
ACCI – Arts & Crafts Cooperative, Inc. – Berkeley, Ca
De Novo – Palo Alto, Ca
Esqueleto – Oakland, Ca
Fiat Lux – San Francisco, Ca
Love & Luxe – San Francisco, Ca
Lulo Gallery – Healdsburg, Ca
Marin Jewelers Guild – San Rafael, Ca
Shibumi Gallery – Berkeley, Ca
Zavor & Mor Jewelry Gallery – Berkeley, Ca


Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist
National Jeweler Magazine
Ornament Magazine
Professional Jeweler
Metalsmith Magazine
JCK Magazine

Jewelry and Metal Organizations

American Craft Council (National)
The American Craft Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to championing contemporary American craft.

The Society of North American Goldsmiths – SNAG (National)

SNAG supports and advances the professional practice of artists, designers, jewelers and metalsmiths.

MJSA (National)
MJSA is the U.S. trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design.

The Women’s Jewelry Association – WJA (National)
The premier business networking organization dedicated to enriching and advancing the professional lives of the women in the jewelry and watch industries.

Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (Northern California)
MBMAG celebrates the pursuit of fine metalworking.

Northern California Enamel Guild (Northern California)
Supports enamel artists and the art of enameling through encouragement, information, instruction, fellowship, and inspiration.

The Center for Enamel Art (Northern California)
Our goal is to foster community among enamel artists and art-lovers alike – to preserve and promote the art of enameling.

The California Blacksmiths Association (California) 

CBA is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to educating smiths and preserving the art and craft of blacksmithing.

Additional guilds and organization can be found on this PDF list compiled by SNAG in 2013.