Founded in 2010 by Maria Wolff and Holly Gooch, The Metals Collective has produced over a dozen group exhibitions, featuring over 20 different makers. For each show, a historical or conceptual theme is selected for participating members to respond to. Each artist is encouraged to create work that pushes the bounds of their regular studio practice, resulting in individual artistic growth. By bringing handmade art jewelry and objects to view in public spaces, the Metals Collective engages the community in explorations of historical content and contemporary metalsmithing practices. Shows are often installed in settings such as bars, in order to share our work without the typical barriers of craft institutions. Members range from fresh graduates to seasoned professionals.
The Metals Collective is a proud institutional member of the Maine Crafts Association!