The Florida Society of Goldsmiths (FSG), the second largest
metalsmithing organization in the United States, is open even to
non-residents of Florida. You would become what is known as an "At
Large Member", not attached directly to one of our 6 chapters, but
hosted by the state organization. There are several week long
workshops that are sponsored by FSG. Imagine going to Florida the
first week in January for a week long workshop for metals? The next
event, for 5 days of class, is the Mountain Metalsmithing, the last
week of August 2006 at William Holland School in northern Georgia.
Check out the web site fsg4u.com to get more on events.
There are several links that may help you to find an organization
closer to where you live.