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Our guest on Thursday, August 14th at 3:00 pm PST on Metalsmith Benchtalk is Cat Bates!
Participate by joining us in the chatroom!
Cat spent his early childhood, and summers through grade school, on Monhegan Island off of the Maine coast. He remains strongly influenced by the island's nautical history, rugged landscape, and the resourcefulness and hard work that one needs to live there year-round.
He began studying metalsmithing 14 years ago. He started working as a professional jeweler in 2004, and graduated from Maine College of Art in 2009 with a BFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design. He have received scholarships to study at Penland School of Crafts, Peters Valley, and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and has tught workshops on basic metalsmithing, sand casting, and decorative sailor knotting. In 2012 he produced his first line of production jewelry, under the title Barbarian Enterprises.
He employs a variety of techniques in the design and manufacture of his work, from sand casting to sailor knotting, 3-d modeling to forging.He utilizes the skills of other professionals when economically and/or conceptually appropriate, and in these instances give credit in the product description.He believes that the method used to produce a piece of jewelry (or any object) resonates within it, even if it is not obvious to a casual observer.
For more information about Cat Bates, visit his website: http://www.cat-bates.com/gallery/
and follow him on social media:
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/barbarianent
My guest this Thursday, July 24th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Andrew Kuebeck, award-winning metalsmith and studio photographer!
Andrew Kuebeck is an instructor at Bowling Green State University. He received a BFA from Bowling Green State University in 2008 and an MFA in jewelry design and metalsmithing from Indiana University in 2011. He works in a variety of formats ranging from functional jewelry to sculptural objects and vessels. He has lectured and taught workshops nationally on the incorporation of photographic images into jewelry pieces and vessels. He exhibits widely and has had his work appear in numerous publications including 500 Enameled Objects, Wrap, Stitch, Fold, and Rivet, and Metalsmith and Niche magazines. He is currently represented by Charon Kransen Arts, New York.
"I enjoy working in a wide array of Jewelry and Metalsmithing techniques from fabrication, enameling and electroforming to traditional techniques like stone setting and casting. Currently I'm exploring work that has to deal with personal experiences and memory and how these memories and experiences manifest themselves in our lives and the objects we surround ourselves with".
Learn more about Andrew here: http://andrewkuebeck.com/Home_Page.html
view his Crafthaus profile here: http://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/AndrewKuebeck
New Flag of the Second American Revolution
You may have seen the design of an American flag that resembles the flag that Betsy Ross designed, only there's something different about it...
Have you wondered what the inspiration was behind that design and who designed it? Tune in and be inspired by Jeffrey McQueen and his story!!
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Follow him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/USRevolution2
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Be a part of a nationwide grassroots movement to bring jobs back to the USA!! Do you have a product that you would like to certify as Made in the USA?
Check out 'Made in the USA - Certified' here:
Coming to a city near you on October 12, 2013! What are some of the solutions that March Against Monsanto advocates? Voting with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto-owned companies that use GMOs in their products. Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier. Find your local event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/323007944497400/ I've heard back from Florida House Rep. Rehwinkel Vasilinda and she will be calling in to today's show to talk about the legislation that she proposed in the upcoming 2014 Florida legislative session. HB1 - Genetically Engineered Foods Check out the legislation here: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=51103 Follow her Facebook page to stay informed: https://www.facebook.com/ConversationsWithMichelle?ref=br_tf We can organize an effort to reach out to our Florida House Representatives and encourage them to co-sponsor this legislation. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can also help empower consumers with a national grassroots movement to purchase #MadeInUSA products. Learn more: http://usa-c.com/affiliate/idevaffiliate.php?id=174&url=17