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Forming Blocks

Forming Blocks

These milled hardwood forming blocks made by Kee-ho Yuen, an artist and professor of Metalsmithing and Jewelry at University of Iowa, can be purchased from the SNAG Store on SNAG//SPACE.

Thank you to Kee-ho for the virtual workshop he just presented on Using a CNC Mill to Produce Forming Blocks in Hardwood.


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Spring Into SNAG Membership

Spring Into Membership

It’s time for our Spring membership drive!

For new and expired members we have a special offer:

Join or rejoin SNAG between March 1st and April 30th, 2021 and you will be entered into a drawing for one of these prizes:

  • registration waiver for 2021 SNAG conference
  • 1/4 page ad in Metalsmith magazine
  • registration waiver for a future 2021 SNAG Virtual “Voices” event
  • 1-year free membership (to be applied to your next year)

Membership includes Metalsmith magazine. See the full list of membership benefits here.

New members: Join Here
Expired members: Rejoin Here

Be sure to let others know about our membership month!


Are you a student?

Check out our special student membership offer: There is an additional discount when four or more students sign up at the same time using this form. (New and expired students will also be entered in the prize drawing.)

Questions? Please contact SNAG


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I Am SNAG 2021

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Who remembers “I Am SNAG” from 2013, 2014 & 2018? We are bringing it back! Members: send us your photo with the words “I Am SNAG” or “We Are SNAG” in it so we can see what you have been up to. Hold up a sign…write it on the photo…get creative!

We have some special Spring membership promotions coming up and we’d love to use your photos to help us show who are members are and what you do. Post them with #iamsnag or send directly to us. We look forward to seeing you!


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SNAG Seeks Managing Director

SNAG seeks a dynamic and experienced leader to serve as Managing Director to advance the mission and agenda of the organization.

The Managing Director serves as the chief operating officer of SNAG, working closely with and reporting to, the President and the Board of Directors. The Managing Director is responsible for the administration of all programs, operations and policies in addition to supervising the professional staff.

See full job description here
Deadline for application March 31, 2021


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In Remembrance: Nancy Lee Worden

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We are saddened to share the news that Seattle metalsmith Nancy Lee Worden passed away from ALS on February 17, 2021. Nancy was a long-time SNAG member and supporter.

Nancy’s jewelry art is known for weaving together personal narratives with current politics. She took her first jewelry class at Central Washington University and enrolled in their metal arts program headed by Ken Cory, earning a BFA in 1977. In 1980, she enrolled in the University of Georgia and studied under Gary Noffke. Nancy went on to work in retail jewelry and art galleries, organize exhibitions for other artists, and teach. Her work is represented in collections around the world.

You can read more on the American Craft Council website.