About us

The Southern Illinois Metalsmiths Society is a registered student organization at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale IL. Members of SIMS are undergraduate/graduate students and local community members who are  interested in metals/blacksmithing as an artistic medium. Our mission is to promote the metalsmithing arts and to provide opportunities for learning artistic expression. These opportunities are provided through workshops and lectures with skilled artists throughout the world, as well as contributions to the metals program at SIUC. SIMS hosts an annual conference that includes demonstrations and lectures of visiting artists, a juried student exhibition, and a fine art auction.

We are always looking for new friends and artists to join our community, please join us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

Southern Illinois Metalsmiths Society
1100 S Normal Avenue
Mail Code 4301
Carbondale, IL 62901

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  1. Hello!

    I am an MFA in Metals student at Memphis College of Art, and I just received notification that the juror accepted my work into the Form Forge Fabricate show! I was thinking of attending the SIMS conference and was wondering if I could get some further information and recommendations on where to stay in Carbondale to fully immerse into the community.



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