One of the groups that I’m fond of is Metalsmiths Unite! It is a community of metalsmith artisans who join together on facebook. We come from all walks of life and are scattered across the globe. Once a year we come together during the Tucson Gemshows, where many of us come to buy raw materials for our work, for a midnight bonfire and chat about life over wine. Our founder Maureen usually hosts a couple of interesting demonstrations in her quaint little studio, hung with chile pepper lights.
I am featured in an artist profile for the group. I hope you’ll stop by and read it and see what Metalsmiths Unite! is all about. There are many fine artisans connected with the blog there.