• 01:01

    Metalsmith BenchTalk: jeweler, designer, and educator Jayne Redman

    in Art

    My guest on Thursday, April 17th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk will be jeweler, designer, and educator Jayne Redman.

    About:  “Nature provides an endless reference for imagination and invention. The linear quality of stems and the fullness of flower buds inspire my jewelry. I enjoy integrating mechanics with design, allowing each piece to function in a visually intriguing way. I work with multiples of the same shape, engineering them to fit precisely, giving an abstract interpretation of their botanical source. Many years of metalsmithing have taught me the power of simplicity. My forms begin as flat metal shapes and arrive as small sculptures. Their complexity is in their conception as curving planes of origami.”

    Jayne Redman earned her B.F.A. in Jewelry and Silversmithing from Maine College of Art in 1977. She began her career in New York as a design and production assistant in the fashion jewelry industry. She started her company, Jayne Redman Jewelry, in 1982. Jayne began developing the Floraforms™ Collection in 1995. In 1998, the American Craft Council selected a piece from her collection as “representative of the quality of work found at all ACC events” to use in advertising their wholesale markets.

    Jayne has been featured in articles for Crafts Report, AJM, Lapidary Journal, Professional Jeweler, Niche, and Ornament magazines as well as a number of books. Jayne is a former faculty member of the Maine College of Art Department of Jewelry and Metals and teaches workshops nationally. She maintains a studio in southern Maine and is represented by fine jewelry and craft stores across the country.

    To learn more about Jayne, visit: http://www.jayneredmanjewelry.com.

  • 01:00

    Bead Java: Interview With John Martin Middle Tennessee Lapidary Society

    in Hobbies

    Join us and our guest, John Martin, to talk about the Nashville Lapidary Society. Learn all about those gorgeous stones you've been wondering about. We'll be talking about the equipment available to cut and facet your owns stones. Caller welcome!

  • 01:01

    MetalSmith BenchTalk with Brad Smith of Bench Tips

    in Art

    My Guest this Thursday, January 10th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Designer and Instructor Brad Smith, who runs the popular Facebook site Bench Tips.   About: Bradford Smith is a studio jeweler, lapidary, and jewelry instructor based in Santa Monica, California. He works with silver, gold, exotic woods, bone, fossil ivory, and meteorite. His teaching career started with the Los Angeles school system where he taught "Advanced Jewelry" in the Adult Education Department for eight years. In 2009, he designed and built a new jewelry facility at Santa Monica's Adult Education Center where he currently teaches beginning and advanced classes.   As a long-time member of the Culver City Rock Club, Brad has taught lapidary skills, led field trips to the Mojave Desert, organized gem and mineral shows, and held many positions, including club President. He is a member of the Metal Arts Society of Southern California where he served as Vice President and on the Board of Directors. There he organized workshops with nationally known jewelry artists.   Smith's Step-by-Step article on broom casting was published in the inaugural issue of Interweave's "Jewelry Artist" magazine. "Bench Tips for Jewelry Making: 101 Useful Tips from Brad Smith" is his debut how-to book. Smith has nearly completed his second book, a memoir titled "HayWire! What 26 rescue horses, 12 cats, 10 dogs, a cow, and a pig taught me".   For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTips.

  • 01:01

    MetalSmith BenchTalk Past Favorites with Doug Yaple

    in Art

    This Thursday, November 1st at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk, we'll be going back into the archives for one of our favorite past episodes- a chat from earlier in 2012 with Seattle-based photographer Doug Yaple.    Bio: Early in his career, Doug became friends with a couple of influential artists who helped shed light on the niche market referred to as craft or art photography which, in reality, is a nuanced from of product photography.    Examples of resulting images have been published in magazines (Ornament, Metalsmith, Lapidary Journal) as well as over forty books published by Schiffer Publishing, Brynmorgan Press, Lark Publishing and Interweave Press.   A few years back he began working directly with publishers on step-by-step instructional art process books.  Notable among these is Ronna Sarvas Weltman's elegant "Ancient Modern, Polymer Clay and Wire Jewelry."   Most recently he worked with Nancy Megan Corwin on her thorough instructional text titled: Chasing and Repousee: Methods Ancient and Modern publushed by Brymorgan Press and on metalsmith's bookshelves everywhere.   He also worked with Mary Lee Hu on her retrospective, "Knitted, Knotted, Twisted & Twined: the Jewelry of Mary Lee Hu", due this month and is published by the Bellevue Art Museum of Bellevue, WA.   For more about Doug, visit www.dougyaple.com.

  • 01:01

    Metalsmith BenchTalk on BlogTalkRadio with Doug Yaple

    in Art

     
    My Guest this Thursday, April 12th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Seattle-based photographer Doug Yaple.    Bio: Early in his career, Doug became friends with a couple of influential artists who helped shed light on the niche market referred to as craft or art photography which, in reality, is a nuanced from of product photography.    Examples of resulting images have been published in magazines (Ornament, Metalsmith, Lapidary Journal) as well as over forty books published by Schiffer Publishing, Brynmorgan Press, Lark Publishing and Interweave Press.   A few years back he began working directly with publishers on step-by-step instructional art process books.  Notable among these is Ronna Sarvas Weltman's elegant "Ancient Modern, Polymer Clay and Wire Jewelry."   Most recently he worked with Nancy Megan Corwin on her thorough instructional text titled: Chasing and Repousee: Methods Ancient and Modern publushed by Brymorgan Press and on metalsmith's bookshelves everywhere.   He also worked with Mary Lee Hu on her retrospective, "Knitted, Knotted, Twisted & Twined: the Jewelry of Mary Lee Hu", due this month and is published by the Bellevue Art Museum of Bellevue, WA.   For more about Doug, visit www.dougyaple.com.

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith BenchTalk with Victoria Lansford

    in Art

    On the Thursday, September 2nd broadcast, at 3PM PDT/6PM EDT, and for an unprecedented 3rd encore appearance, my guest is internationally acclaimed artist, educator, author and publisher Victoria Lansford. For more information, see: http://www.victorialansford.com/index.html. Victoria creates one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of art and art objects that evoke the mystery and splendor of ancient masters, yet are infused with her own provocative vision. She has pushed the boundaries of design and execution in many old world techniques, including high relief Eastern repoussé, Russian filigree, chain making, and granulation in over 20 years of comprehensive exploration of metal as art. Her instructional publications in the series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including Russian Filigree (DVD, 2006), Rings (DVD, 2008), All Chained Up (paperback, 2008), and the latest edition Eastern Repoussé and Chasing (DVD, 2009) have sold throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia & North and South America. She has also recently released an application for the Apple iPhone™ iMakeJewelry available at the Apple AppStore. Victoria's award winning work has appeared in juried and curated shows throughout the US and has been featured in many books and magazines, including Metalsmith magazine’s 2007 Exhibition in Print, Chasing & Repoussé by Nancy Megan Corwin, Brynmorgan Press (2009), The Jeweler’s Studio Handbook, by Brandon Holschuh, Quarry Books (2009), multiple issues of Lapidary Journal: Jewelry Artist magazine, Art Jewelry magazine, and on Home & Garden Television’s 2007 season of That’s Clever. A long time educator in the arts, she is committed to sustaining ancient techniques by passing on this ancient knowledge to other artists. She served as head of the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Atlanta from 1997 to 2004, creating its comprehensive program, and was an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Join us!

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    Metalsmith BenchTalk with Victoria Lansford

    in Art

    On the Thursday, July 29th broadcast, at 3PM PDT/6PM EDT, my guest is internationally acclaimed artist, educator, author and publisher Victoria Lansford. For more information, see: http://www.victorialansford.com/index.html. Victoria creates one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of art and art objects that evoke the mystery and splendor of ancient masters, yet are infused with her own provocative vision. She has pushed the boundaries of design and execution in many old world techniques, including high relief Eastern repoussé, Russian filigree, chain making, and granulation in over 20 years of comprehensive exploration of metal as art. Her instructional publications in the series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including Russian Filigree (DVD, 2006), Rings (DVD, 2008), All Chained Up (paperback, 2008), and the latest edition Eastern Repoussé and Chasing (DVD, 2009) have sold throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia & North and South America. She has also recently released an application for the Apple iPhone™ iMakeJewelry available at the Apple AppStore. Victoria's award winning work has appeared in juried and curated shows throughout the US and has been featured in many books and magazines, including Metalsmith magazine’s 2007 Exhibition in Print, Chasing & Repoussé by Nancy Megan Corwin, Brynmorgan Press (2009), The Jeweler’s Studio Handbook, by Brandon Holschuh, Quarry Books (2009), multiple issues of Lapidary Journal: Jewelry Artist magazine, Art Jewelry magazine, and on Home & Garden Television’s 2007 season of That’s Clever. A long time educator in the arts, she is committed to sustaining ancient techniques by passing on this ancient knowledge to other artists. She served as head of the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Atlanta from 1997 to 2004, creating its comprehensive program, and was an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Please join us for what will be a fun and informative hour!

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    Metalsmith BenchTalk with Peter Murphy of Euro Tool, Inc.

    in Art

    On the Thursday, May 20th broadcast at 3PM Pacific and 6PM Eastern, Jay Whaley chats with Peter Murphy, owner of Euro Tool, Inc., a major importer of precision hand tools, equipment, & supplies to the jewelry, watchmaking, lapidary, bead stringing, hobby, electronics, and beauty trades. We distribute worldwide via our network of authorized distributors.
    The present day EURO TOOL originated with Herman Kirkpatrick representing Albert Froidevaux and Sons of Switzerland in the North American market in 1978.

    In 1990 we took a big step and built our own warehouse/office facility. We had our grand opening on October 6, 1990. At that time we wondered how we were going to fill such a “large” warehouse.

    In 1994 the company, land and building were purchased from the Swiss partners and the trade name of EURO TOOL became the company’s name: EURO TOOL, Inc. As of 1998 the registered trade names of ToolSmart™ and BeadSmart™ are used in the fine jewelry trade and bead trade respectively.
    EURO TOOL sells into the jewelry/watchmaking and beading trade via qualifying dealers in North America and abroad. We also sell to dealers in the beauty, hobby and electronics trade.
    The company has grown every year since 1990 and has brought to market many innovations to make the job of jewelers, watchmakers and others easier. We believe that EURO TOOL has brought more new ideas to market than any other company in the industry.
    Our commitment to innovation continues as we grow along with our many loyal customers. EURO TOOL is dedicated to continuing our growth using the same foundations which has carried us well so far. This includes offering outstanding customer service combined with excellent product lines.
    Reference: http://www.eurotool.com/index.html

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith BenchTalk with Victoria Lansford

    in Art

    On the Thursday, April 29th broadcast, at 3PM PDT and 6PM EDT, my guest is internationally acclaimed artist, educator, author and publisher Victoria Lansford. For more information, see: http://www.victorialansford.com/index.html. Victoria creates one-of-a-kind wearable pieces of art and art objects that evoke the mystery and splendor of ancient masters, yet are infused with her own provocative vision. She has pushed the boundaries of design and execution in many old world techniques, including high relief Eastern repoussé, Russian filigree, chain making, and granulation in over 20 years of comprehensive exploration of metal as art. Her instructional publications in the series, Metal Techniques of Bronze Age Masters, including Russian Filigree (DVD, 2006), Rings (DVD, 2008), All Chained Up (paperback, 2008), and the latest edition Eastern Repoussé and Chasing (DVD, 2009) have sold throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia & North and South America. She has also recently released an application for the Apple iPhone™ iMakeJewelry available at the Apple AppStore. Victoria's award winning work has appeared in juried and curated shows throughout the US and has been featured in many books and magazines, including Metalsmith magazine’s 2007 Exhibition in Print, Chasing & Repoussé by Nancy Megan Corwin, Brynmorgan Press (2009), The Jeweler’s Studio Handbook, by Brandon Holschuh, Quarry Books (2009), multiple issues of Lapidary Journal: Jewelry Artist magazine, Art Jewelry magazine, and on Home & Garden Television’s 2007 season of That’s Clever. A long time educator in the arts, she is committed to sustaining ancient techniques by passing on this ancient knowledge to other artists. She served as head of the Jewelry & Metalsmithing Department at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Atlanta from 1997 to 2004, creating its comprehensive program, and was an adjunct professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Please join us for what will be a fun and informative hour!

  • 01:00

    Quantum Votex Experience

    in Self Help

    My guest is Dr. Valerie Olmsted. Dr. Valerie Olmsted, RN/BSN, DD, ND, NMD is
    “The Holographic Physician”.

    She is a Naturopathic Physician in active practice in the Phoenix area. A retired RN with over 30 years in the acute care field (Emergency, Intensive Care, Cardiac Care, Home Health and Home Hospice). She is also an ordained minister with a traveling ministry (Blue Flame Ministries). A published author in the health and nutrition field. She is currently writing several books on health and spirituality. Dr. Valerie is also an accomplished artist working with oils, pastels, watercolor, glass, lapidary, silver, leather, and other media.

    Host of “The Enlightened Medicine Show” (Tuesdays @ 8pm pacific, on www.BBSradio.com. Dr. Valerie brings out the little-known Truth about health and healing—on all levels of being. With an interest in Quantum Physics Medicine. She employs devices made by physicists, alongside ancient “devices” (symbols, amulets, etc).

    The combination of devices creates a zero-point field, with scalar energy. Scalar energy could be thought of as your favorite golden retriever: it goes out and fetches what you say (and feel) that you want. The science of it all is related to frequencies, intention, and the non-local mind.
    With the advances in quantum physics comes a deeper understanding both of what God is, and who we are. Quantum physicists are now recognizing that everything is Consciousness…even the smallest measurable particle of matter and energy. That sure puts a new perspective on Life, doesn’t it?

    Dr. Valerie Olmsted, Sedona, AZ 86351, (928) 257-3290, (888) 977-5898 and her email is Dr.ValerieNMD@gmail.com for her spiritually energized products. http://www.QuantumVortexExperience.com
    People can download for my book for free, and can get it at http://www.Free800.us/ChooseYourDoctorHome, the title is "Choose Your Doctor As If Your Life Depends On It (It Does)."

  • 01:00

    Metalsmith BenchTalk with John Rose

    in Art

    On the November 12th program, I am delighted to speak John Rose of '2-Roses' Fame. 2 Roses is a life long collaboration between Corliss Rose and John Lemieux Rose. Each is a master craftsman in their own right, and together they encompass a formidable range of expertise across a wide range of mediums.

    Both are the product of formal artistic training in the U.S and abroad. Curiosity and evolution have been the driving forces of the studio since its inception in 1968. In addition to art jewelry, some of the major mediums the studio produces work for are commercial and industrial design, tool and die making, painting, photography, lithography, sculpture, holography, furniture, fabrics, engineered plastics, leatherwork, ceramics, lapidary and gem cutting.

    The studio continues to evolve as the couple's interests shift and cross-pollinate from one medium to another. In 2005 the studio began formally exploring the creative process collaborating with a wide variety of artists and individuals from other disciplines, mediums and industries. For more information see: http://www.2roses.com/index.htm.

    Please join us for what will be an informative conversation.

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