This year 3M is sponsoring bench demonstrations as well as other
presentations throughout the conference. The theme of the conference
is “Intersection,” to look at jewelry, metalsmithing and enameling
with industrial design, fashion and the fine arts.
The range of topics includes industrial design, public art, hip hop
jewelry, ornamental iron works, and contemporary enamel, as well as
some of the more “academic” talks, such as the blurring of lines
between disciplines. There will also be a lively panel dialogue
addressing the issues that consistently pop up between makers and
For the complete schedule, go to
If you are or become a member, you get a $70 discount off the
conference registration fee. This means if you are coming to the
conference, your membership has just paid for itself.
I’m admittedly biased, but SNAG conferences really are fantastic.
SNAG Executive Director