We welcome serious metal artists to apply. In jurying, we look at the following criteria:
metalwork, shop setup, photography, professional behavior, originality, and overall quality
of work. Once a member is accepted, active participation in the group is required.
We jury in new members once per year, in March.
EtsyMetal's membership includes craftspeople who manipulate metal using smithing techniques
to fashion decorative and useful objects. Their metalwork employs the use of techniques such
as fabrication, forging, heat-joining, cutting, etching, engraving, stone setting, enameling,
and casting of their original designs. Applicants who are skilled in multiple metal forming
and fabricating techniques will be considered strong candidates for membership. Shops must
have at least 15 items at the time of jurying, and 75% of them must incorporate at least one
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
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 2014) EtsyMetal
requires active participation from its members. All new members are given mentors in order to help them to participate
in the group. New Members enter into a probationary period for 6 months. During this time, new members are expected to
participate in team discussions, both on our private forum and on Facebook (if possible). Committee membership is
also mandatory for new members. After the 6 month probation is complete, new members have the opportunity to become
full members with voting rights and links on our website and blog. Members can always take a leave of absence, if
for whatever reason they're unable to participate for a period of time.
To apply for membership, CLICK HERE