About Metalsmith

Metalsmith is included in SNAG membership or available by subscription.

Metalsmith magazine, published by SNAG, gives you a front row seat on the world of studio art and design in contemporary jewelry and metalsmithing. It’s smart, beautiful and provocative, and guaranteed to inspire and invigorate. Coverage spans contemporary makers, artists in their studios, edgy work, production jewelry, fashion, hollowware, furniture, collectors’ collections, and much more. For 40 years, Metalsmith has brought you the best in the field.

Metalsmith is moving to a triannual schedule, with larger issues and more online content.

Below are prices for a subscription. If you are interested in SNAG membership (which includes the magazines) go here instead.

Print Subscription

Length of Subscription North American
(USA, Canada, Mexico)
1 Year (3 issues) $42 $57

Digital Subscription (more about digital)

Length of Subscription Anywhere
1 Year (3 issues) $33

Print + Digital Subscription

Length of Subscription North American
(USA, Canada, Mexico)
1 Year (3 issues) $57 $72

Single Issues

Some back issues of Metalsmith and Metalsmith Tech can be ordered from SNAG. Please see our online store at SNAG//SPACE.

Metalsmith can also be purchased at various U.S. bookstores and retailers.


The mission of Metalsmith is to explore, analyze, promote and document excellence and innovation in the field of jewelry and metalsmithing. In achieving this goal, SNAG produces and oversees the direction and content of a publication that serves as a significant resource for the metalsmithing field. The editorial content of Metalsmith emphasizes contemporary activities, makers, and ideas and incorporate supportive content, relevant critical issues and the exchange of viewpoints.


“It has been a joy for all these years to receive the interesting, educational and inspiring issues with the beautiful pictures of artistic works.  I have saved them all and read them frequently again. Thank you!” –Metalsmith reader

Metalsmith has it all… After all these years, it never fails to inspire me.”  —Metalsmith reader

“I have the current issue here with me, and let me cut to the chase: you have a superb magazine in every way. As a professional artist who has gotten an MA not in studio art but in critical studies of film and TV,  I have become sensitized to the quality of critical discourse across a broad range of aesthetic topics. What’s wonderful to me about the magazine is the usefulness of the analysis of the works and artists featured. The critiques are clear, interviews incisive, and as an artist now working with precious metals, these aspects of your editorial content are a great treasure. Photography and design- (you don’t get better than Pentagram)- also wonderful. And of course the folks featured are doing amazing, thought-provoking work. …Many thanks for the wonderful work.”  –Nancy LeMay