I’m in the process of deciding whether or not to attend the upcoming
SNAG conference in June. I’ve been taking metalsmithing classes
since fall of last year, have attended workshops through the
Corcoran, been gaining a lot of insight from this discussion group
and the archive, and flown out to Revere Academy for a workshop
during the 2005 Masters Symposium. I’m in the process of assembling
the beginnings of a jewelry portfolio and would like to start to
enter calls for entries beginning this summer.
I have some questions which I’ve been asking myself about heading
out to Cleveland, and would like the insight of those who have
attended previous conferences.
How advanced are the techniques and trends presented?
Is the content primarily geared towards bench jewelers or
to art/sculptural jewelers?
Will my path more defined by going now, instead of next
Will my growth be accelerated by seeing more views and
concepts than I am getting at the Corcoran? or Am I likely be
Finally, if I do go, should I bring prints of my work –
even though at this point they are few.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and help me
make an informed decision. Cheers.