Mission Statement

Change is inevitable, but where it takes us relies on influence. With this in mind, the new student branch of Ethical Metalsmiths has given a voice to students, celebrating their influence on the field of Jewelry and Metalsmithing. The newly formed Ethical Metalsmiths Student Committee understands that students hold a unique position in the metalsmithing community. Working in close proximity to each other in shared studio spaces ethically minded students can influence a peers through example, at a time when students are just beginning to participate in metalsmithing processes. Starting conversations regarding wise studio practices early on, coupled with the volume of students in any given studio, will create a capillary effect of awareness in the field. We have formed the Ethical Metalsmiths Student Committee to utilize and exemplify the significant impact students have, so they may have greater voice in shifting the contemporary conversation.

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