Technical Education Program
This program focuses on archiving the wealth of information within our jewelry and metalsmithing community and making it available to future generations of makers. New technical articles will be a collaboration between established educators of all types and emerging and established makers in the field.
Interested in participating? SNAG is offering a flat fee for articles.
Linking Our Lineage
Linking Our Lineage: 12 Techniques from 12 Master Smiths Volumes 1-3 are instructional ebooks and books featuring tutorials by the 2015-2017 SNAG Links artists, edited by Victoria Lansford.
Linking Our Lineage
H21: Handouts from the 21st Century
H21: Handouts from the 21st Century is a collection of handouts and teaching aids dedicated to J. Fred Woell. H21 parts i and ii contain handouts from various makers in the field. The booklets are available only through SNAG.
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SNAG’s Technical Articles from 2012 onward can be found posted in the “News” section under the Technical Articles category.
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Technical Article Archive
Technical Articles from 2008 onward have been archived online as PDFs for your convenience.
From the very first issue of the organization’s newsletter in August 1975, SNAG has been committed to sharing technical information for the benefit of its members. This book is a compilation of SNAG Technical Articles from 1975-2010.
All articles have been reprinted exactly as they were originally published, so some information may be out of date. Editor James Thurman felt that having an accurate glimpse into our past is more valuable than being concerned that a particular supplier might be out of business or that a safety procedure is no longer entirely correct.
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Thank you to James Thurman
SNAG would like to thank James Thurman for his service to SNAG as the Technical Editor from 2010-2015. During his five year tenure he published 28 technical articles.
James Thurman’s dedication to providing in depth and enriching Technical Articles since 2010 has been much appreciated by the entire SNAG community and his presence will be missed. The Staff and Board would like to thank James for all his time volunteering over the years as Editor and Board member in addition to his prolific studio practice which has made our organization richer and stronger. –Nicole Jacquard, President of SNAG, December 2015