Metalwerx's 2021 Virtual Spring Symposium includes two live sessions every weekday, at 12 PM and 4:00 PM (all times EDT), with morning social events on Tuesday and Thursday and a final social event on Friday, April 30, 2021. All sessions will be presented live over Zoom, with links sent in advance to all registered Symposium attendees. Recording access will be available through August 1st. Each featured presentation is approximately 90 minutes long. Each presenter "short" is approximately 40 minutes long.


All times shown are in Eastern Daylight Time. 

Sun, April 25

8:00 PM  Registration for symposium closes. 

Mon, April 26

12:00-1:30 PM: Inspired by Nature with Nicole Ringgold
4:00-4:45 PM: How I Found My Artistic Voice Using the Language of Flowers with Taylor Saleem

Tue, April 27

10:00-10:45 AM: Morning Mingle- Join us for a morning Zoom meeting to meet other makers and to chat about the symposium!
12:00-1:30 PM:  Riveted Handle Ladles: Forming, Forging & Assembly with David Harper Clemons
4:00-4:45 PM: Raising and Sculpting Metal: A Process Neither Additive Nor Subtractive with Adam Whitney

Wed, April 28

12:00-1:30 PM:  Create + Elevate: From Sharp Gravers to Client Connection with Paul Bartnik
4:00-4:45 PM:  Beyond the Cab: Carving Stones at the Bench with Ryan Gardner
5:30-6:30 PM: Wear & Share- Metalwerx's monthly share and tell! Open to all symposium attendees and to the general public. 

Thur, April 29


10:00-10:45 AM: Morning Mingle- Join us for a morning Zoom meeting to meet other makers and to chat about the symposium!

12:00-1:30 PM: Color Stories + Developing a Visual Language through Material Study with Laura Wood

4:00-4:45 PM: Building a Jewelry Collection in Colour with Funlola Coker

Fri, April 30


12:00-1:30 PM: Meditating on Pattern with Tanya Crane

4:00-4:45 PM: Making A New Reality Through Form and Color with Mando Bee

7:00-8:00 PM: Closing Party- The closing social event of the symposium week!

Presentation Recordings:


Participants will be sent links to all educational seminars and demonstrations at the end of the week. Recordings will be available to watch until August 1st, 2021. Please note that any social events will not be recorded or shared later.

Many thanks to Rio Grande for their generous support of the Spring Symposium!