The PENNSYLVANIA SOCIETY OF GOLDSMITHS (PSG) is a non-profit (501c) organization created by metalsmiths to aid and support metalsmiths through meetings, publicity, workshops, and exhibitions. PSG was organized in 1979 by a handful of independent artisan jewelers to exchange reputable, industry resource information. Their wish was to expand on and learn more about jewelry-making techniques.
Today, PSG's soaring membership has expanded beyond Pennsylvania. Our growing numbers have enabled us to offer affordable education, lectures, technical information, exhibition opportunities, supplier discounts and networking opportunities. While PSG's general membership meets en masse only once or twice a year, our members are very active in smaller groups through these activities.
The PSG website presents its members with continually updated opportunities such as calls for entry to craft shows and exhibitions, workshops and classes (including those non-affiliated with PSG), publications, a marketplace and more. The Gallery on the site showcases work by members and inclusion is free with membership.
We publish articles about workshops, exhibitions, tools and more. You can find us online through Facebook, Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths.
We are proud to offer 3 – 6 reasonably priced workshops per year by prestigious metalsmiths, such as past presenters Todd Reed, Marne Ryan, Bill Fretz, Harold O'Connor, Julie Jerman-Melka, and Betty Helen Longhi. Many of these masters maintain ongoing relationships with PSG, participating in our group shows and events.
Looking To The Future
Although we have grown significantly over the years, we remain dedicated to staying abreast of new developments in the jewelry-making field – with a strong focus on education – and our continued support for working metal artists is unsurpassed. Our membership spans all levels from beginner through master, and includes professional, student, and casual metalsmiths, all of whom work together to enrich each other and support PSG's continued success.