Women in Metal Smithing

Women Studies / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
An in-depth discussion of the past and present day hardships and work of women in metal smithing.

European Industrialization and Effect on Working Women
Women Inheriting Businesses, Marry into Craft
Metalsmiths, Silvercasters, Bucklemakers
Metalsmithing Guilds Persecute
Rise in Jewelry Making
Greater Recognition for Individual Work
Sexual Division of Labor – Commitment of Children
Still Men Described as “Opening the Door”
Majority of Art Professors are Female as well as the most
Well Known Metalsmith (ex. Helen Shirk)

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