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We welcome serious, accomplished metal artists to apply.

We hold our jury once a year. Applications are taken from January 1 – March 1. Any application submitted outside these times will be sent back for resubmission. You can find our application here: http://etsymetal.com/join.html

In jurying, we look at the following criteria: craftsmanship, shop setup, photography, professional behavior, originality, and overall quality of work. Once a new member is accepted they enter into a 6 month probationary period where participation in a committee is mandatory. All new members are given mentors in order to help them to participate in the group and their chosen committee. At the end of the probationary period, all accepted members will have full member rights including links to their shop on our website and blog as well as voting rights…

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  • Joined September 7, 2007

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About

We welcome serious, accomplished metal artists to apply.

We hold our jury once a year. Applications are taken from January 1 – March 1. Any application submitted outside these times will be sent back for resubmission. You can find our application here: http://etsymetal.com/join.html

In jurying, we look at the following criteria: craftsmanship, shop setup, photography, professional behavior, originality, and overall quality of work. Once a new member is accepted they enter into a 6 month probationary period where participation in a committee is mandatory. All new members are given mentors in order to help them to participate in the group and their chosen committee. At the end of the probationary period, all accepted members will have full member rights including links to their shop on our website and blog as well as voting rights.

To be considered for our jury, shops must have at least 15 items at the time of jurying, and 75% of them must incorporate at least one metalworking technique. Shops must be open for a minimum of 6 months to be eligible, and have made a minimum of 10 sales. The applicant’s shop must also show at least three metalworking techniques including fabrication, forging, soldering, piercing, etching, engraving, stone setting, enameling, blacksmithing, or casting of their original design.

We look for shops with a professional setup, including appropriate pricing, complete descriptions, and clear shop policies. Photos must be clear, well-lit, consistent, and show multiple views of the item. Professional behavior (following Etsy's terms of use, behaving respectfully toward other users and the public, and earning primarily positive shop feedback) is important to us, as is originality (cohesiveness, sense of creative direction) and overall quality of work (no visible flaws in workmanship).

In addition to dues paid yearly in an amount to be determined by the group each year ($30 total for 2013). Etsymetal runs an active private forum and Facebook group. Participation after the 6 month probationary period is encouraged and members are asked to contribute in their areas of expertise.

Thank you for your interest, we look forward to reviewing your application.

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