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This Thursday, September 17th at 3 p.m. PDT, we'll be going back into the MetalSmith BenchTalk archives. We'll be re-airing one of our favoite chats from 2013 with Kevin Potter of Potter USA, a manufacturer of artistic metalworking tools including hydraulic presses, metalsmithing stakes, and dies.
Bio: Kevin Potter began as fine jeweler in Tucson, Arizona. He specialized in carving custom waxes and casting but also drew the designs and set stones, essentially designing pieces from start to finish. He eventually worked into having his own line of jewelry that was sold in stores throughout the US. Kevin gained experience using machine tools while attending the University of Arizona, where he received a BFA in drawing/painting.
He worked in the machine shops on campus and eventually started his own machine shop where he used his tools for the production of stainless steel jewelry. He quickly decided to make silversmithing stakes. He always enjoyed using them in college, but could never afford to purchase them. After he made his first few sets, he advertised them on Craig's list in several cities known as artist communities: Seattle, San Francisco, Austin, etc.
Kevin always liked Otto Frei jewelry supply and contacted them about his stakes. They liked them and decided to carry his line of stakes. Gradually he began to make other tools and started the Potter USA website with the help of a friend who was a retired computer programer.
For more about Kevin and Potter USA, visit http://www.potterusa.com.
What is blocking you from your divine self, your key to prosperity? Juliana Park is the author of The Abundance Loop, and she stops by to share how we can overcome our fear of scarcity and awaken to our divine purpose. She believes that when we are aligned with our divine self, we balance inner and outer resources to achieve the freedom to gain true wealth and abundance. This show originally aired on Empower Radio.
Juliana Park is passionate about helping people break out of the scarcity mind-set and experience abundance. She wants to see you achieve financial security and enrich your net worth and self-worth. She developed an integral model to transform your relationship with money—and with yourself. Juliana is currently Assistant Vice President at Merrill Lynch in Oakland, California, and has been advising wealthy families for over 12 years. A Certified Financial Planner, Juliana earned her MA in Integral Psychology at John F. Kennedy University, her MBA from Yale School of Management, and her BFA from Cooper Union School of Art. She has spoken nationally on topics such as women and wealth, achieving your retirement vision, sustainability of wealth, and conscious wealth. Sign up for Juliana’s newsletter and join her on her Abundance Loop journey: julianapark.com
Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is the 2015 winner of the Halstead Grant, jewelry artist and metalsmith Samantha Skelton!
Please join us for this LIVE interview and participate by logging onto the chat room at Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message directly to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
“I graduated from Edinboro University with a BFA in 2009 and Miami University with an MFA in 2013 metalsmithing with a focus in metalsmithing, working on everything from drawing and designing to jewelry and large-scale sculpture. My sculpture, jewelry and drawings tend to reflect each other; drawing in space and creating sculptural jewelry, which are both delicate and industrial. I want the wearer to feel the visual impact of the jewerly without be overwhelmed by the physical and visual weight of the metal. “
Join RevKess & KaliSara as we talk to the creators of the recently launched Sabbat Box. We will be talking about their inspiration for the subscription box and the items included, as well as their own Pagan retail company, Eclectic Artisans.
Hugh Carey, the founder of Eclectic Artisans and Sabbat Box, has been a practicing Pagan for over six years. As an eclectic Pagan, his magickal practice is a blend of traditional Witchcraft, folk magic, and shamanism, grounded in a holistic study of Paganism from around the world, both past and present. Hugh took his passion for paganism and the craft and turned it into his profession by starting Eclectic Artisans in 2012, and has turned it into one of the fastest growing internet Pagan retail stores. By melding the concept of an online store with a handmade Pagan marketplace, Eclectic Artisans has been able to successfully help promote small pagan owned businesses, artists and suppliers by bringing the international Pagan community together in a marketplace type setting.
Thomas Howe retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2012 after 21 years, and attended Full Sail University to earn a BFA in Creative Writing. He has independently published a novel, Latent Image, and is currently working on another. Upon discovering the Pagan path with Hugh, he became a pragmatic atheist practitioner and has begun study as a member of the UK-based Order of Bards, Ovates, and Druids, working toward his Bardic grade.
"Our mission at Sabbat Box is to provide you the best Pagan products to help aid you in your spiritual journey."
"Eclectic Artisans is focused on providing High-Quality, Handcrafted Pagan Products."
Join Anna Banguilan as she has a creative conversation with award winning artist, Anita Gill Stewart.
Anita uses her art to enlighten and encourage us to relook at our environment to see new worlds. Currently she uses travel maps as her main medium and mixes “recipes” of water color crayons, ink and dry pigment to achieve intriguing portraits on maps, seascapes, landscapes and as well as fantasy impressionistic pieces, all demanding a closer look. Her unusual creative map art asks the viewer: Do you know where you are going? How will you get there? Work from her solo international travel cries out: Why not seek adventure?
Anita Gill Stewart, born in Memphis, TN.,is an award winning, international, mixed media artist. She completed her BFA from the University of Memphis in 1977. Since 1983, her prolific work has been exhibited in numerous national and international art competitions. In Georgia, her work has been on display at the Georgia Capital building, Hudgens Art Museum ,Georgia Perimeter College, Mercer University, TULA Artist Center, Mason Muer Gallery and Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art in Augusta. Internationally, she has exhibited and is collected in Capetown ,South Africa ;Montepulchiano, Italy; Lima, Peru; Portobello, Panama and Perth, Australia.
Her work has aired on the Women’s Entertainment TV channel and Atlanta TV. She is currently active in the Atlanta Collage Society, Women’s Caucus for the Arts in Georgia, and the Atlanta Artist Center.
Join Christy Demetrakis and her special guest author, speaker and Life Instructor Dawn Oree Tuesday, June 23rd at 6:30pm EST for "Living in Abundance."
About Dawn Oree:
Like you, powerful life instructor, speaker, coach and author Dawn Oree has felt the groans that living life without walking in purpose can evoke. We all silently ask ourselves the same questions. How can I make things better? How can I reach the dreams I see for myself? Is the future I see in my mind really possible for me? Where do I start?
Dawn’s philosophy of ‘living life fully and loving it immensely is the birthright of every human being on the planet’ has helped her to walk students into the lives they love. Her philosophy for drilling deep into the wells of her student’s possibility has, at times, made her be referred to as the “Deep Diving Speaker”. She provokes her students to change from the deepest parts of themselves, shifting core mindsets and eliminating counter-productive thought patterns. Dawn’s integration of stories, facts and wisdom allow her to set the tone for conversations that connect with her audience intimately.
A gifted Singer, Dancer and Interior Designer, Dawn has a BFA from Wayne State University. Her career includes nearly 20 years of entrepreneurial experience during which time she has consulted both for-profit and non-profit companies. Dawn keeps her spiritual grounding by being involved in ministry worship leader, worship dancer and volunteer instructor.
Skateboard Studio is a collection of artfully designed skateboards inspired by color, art, pop culture, movies, nature and music. Tracy has been fascinated by the artwork and color of skateboards since gradeschool when she became the first female freestyler in her neighborhood. As a successful entrepreneur Tracy has cultivated several brands to international status and has appeared in countless international magazines and TV such as Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and O, The Oprah Magazine. Tracy writes several national columns on Trends in decor and entertainment pieces. She received an associate degree of the New York School of Design as well as Received BFA in painting at the University of Tampa. Tracy currently resides in New York City. As if Tracy’s designs weren’t unique enough, she’s enlisted the infamous artist Randy Polumbo to create a limited edition series of boards featuring his inspiring work Lovestream. “Randy’s work (sculpture) , his imagination , his mind and his heart, are what made this collabration a must,” says Stern. “I’m inspired by his use of colored glass and beautiful shapes. It’s magical and transports us all to a dierent plane or for me, the garden of Eden. ”Randy’s work has been featured internationally at venues such as Art Basel/Miami Beach and Burning Man, Crocker Art Museum and Museum of Sex, NY. He has been reviewed in the New York Times, New York Magazine, and Art Daily to name a few. Current studio projects include a large penthouse residence turned art installation designed and built from Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory salvage and extensive plants hydroponic gardens, plant walls, a green roof, and a food garden. Randy lives and works in New York City.
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This Monday is a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, the show that mixes comics and politics. Joining us this episode is writer and artist Ming Doyle. Ming is writing a brand new series from DC Comics as part of their new direction, Constantine the Hellblazer.
Ming Doyle was born in Boston to an Irish-American sailor and a Chinese Canadian librarian. In 2007, she earned her BFA from Cornell University with a dual concentration in painting and drawing. She has been working as a freelance illustrator and comic book artist ever since. She worked with such companies as Boom! Studios, Image, Tokyopop and Valiant, and now DC Comics. Works include (but not limited to) The Kitchen, Mara, Quantum and Woody, and now she's taking on writing duties with Constantine the Hellblazer.
We'll be talking about her career as well as her take on John Constantine and what we can expect out of the new series.
We also want to hear what questions you might have for her too. Tweet them to us @graphicpolicy.
What does it take to thrive as a musical theater actress? Join us as actress Stephanie Maloney--a second generation performer--tackles that question head on.
Stephanie is a New York City based Musical Theater performer. Her training includes The University of Michigan (BFA Musical Theater), Pennsylvania Governors' School for the Arts (Modern Dance Major) Pittsburgh CLO Academy, and Pittsburgh Youth Ballet. Stephanie is a member of the Actors Equity Association, has performed in musicals across the US, and has recently toured nationally and internationally with the Broadway musical Chicago. Some other favorite credits include The Marvelous Wonderettes, Into the Woods, Les Miserables, Man of la Mancha and 42nd Street. Stephanie will be spending the summer in Seoul, South Korea with the company of Chicago the Musical. www.stephaniemaloney.com
On the May 13 2015 edition of "Nature Of Reality Radio" I welcome Rob Dew to raise awareness about conpiracy theories that are actually FACTS, discuss important global and political news, and overall solutions on how to beat the New World Order. Rob Dew is the News Director for Infowars.com and the Infowars Nightly News. In 2010 he co-directed with Alex Jones Police State 4 The Rise of Fema, a hard hitting documentary which covers the Fema Internment Camp Plan. He was arrested at the Pittsburgh G20 protest where the police and military used sound cannons on the American people for the first time simply because he was practicing legitimate 1st Amendment free press rights. Rob is a graduate of West Virginia University with a BFA in Theatre, and is the place where he first started writing about the left right paradigm much to the dismay of his liberal editors.
Our guest on Metalsmith Benchalk on Thursday, May 14th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is metalsmith and jeweler April Wood.
Please join us for this live interview and participate by logging into the chat-room or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
April Wood received her BFA in Studio Art-Metals from Texas State University in San Marcos and her MFA from Towson University. She is a co-founder of the Baltimore Jewelry Center, where she teaches and manages the studio. Prior to her work with the Baltimore Jewelry Center, she taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Texas State University – San Marcos, Towson University, Penland School of Crafts, and Idyllwild Arts. She exhibited her work as part of the Jackalope Collective at SIERAAD International Art Jewelry Fair in Amsterdam in November 2013. In 2012, she had a solo exhibition at the Austin Museum of Art and from 2009 to 2012, her work was part of a traveling exhibition of contemporary feminist art entitled A Complex Weave: Women and Identity in Contemporary Art. She has been the recipient of three Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Awards (2009 – Sculpture, 2010 - Works on Paper, 2012 – Crafts). Her work has been published in Metalsmith, Surface Design Journal, and Sculpture magazines.
Learn more about April by visiting her website or Facebook Page.
This Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk we'll go back into the archives for a Past Favorites epiosde with artist Michael Romanik. Since 1992, Michael has created production, 'limit-production' and one-of-a-kind cloisonne' enamel jewelry.
About: As a student studying enameling in art school, I became intrigued with the technique of cloisonne', creating linear designs and images with flat wire embedded between layers of colored granular glass. This was my first introduction to enameling. In my pursuit to learn more about this medium and wanting to perfect my skills with it, I spent many years researching and experimenting with this art form.
Some early inspiration for my work was derived from my interest in the objects and images of ancient cultures: the grandeur of ancient Egypt, the colorful painted relief carvings on Mayan architecture, the symbols of the Celts. Recent inspiration comes from nature: the vibrant plumage of a songbird, the delicate markings of a butterfly wing, the gentle curve of a small branch. A new interest is the repetitive geometric patterns and motifs of Asian and Indian textiles.
I was born in 1966 and raised in the Cleveland OH area. My home and studio are in East Cleveland. I am a 1989 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA Degree in Drawing and minors in both Printmaking and Glass. I am a recipient of a 2011 Creative Workforce Fellowship, generously funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, and the residents of Cuyahoga County OH
For more info, visit: http://www.michaelromanik.com/.
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