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Metalsmith Benchtalk with Jay Whaley is all things jewelry and the art of metalsmithing. This is and has been a passion of Jay's for some time- he served as the head jewelery instructor at the University of California, San Diego, Crafts Center for over two decades and is also the owner/operator of Whaley Studios in the Hillcrest District of San Diego, and the inventor of many fine jewelry making tools. During our program, our intention is to feature artists in the craft and discuss, educate, problem solve and entertain callers while we consider topics of interest in the metalsmithing and jewelry making trades.

Upcoming Broadcasts

Our guests on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 3:00 PDT/ 6:00 EDT are Brigitte Martin, creator of crafthaus and SNAD liason, and Rachel Timmons, jewelry artist/body modificationist. We encourage you to participate in this live interview by logging onto the chat room or sending a message to Whaley Studio's Facebook Page. About Brigitte: Brigitte Martin is the creator and editor of crafthaus, a social network and online community for professional craft artists worldwide. She regularly contributes blogs and articles for the website, and helps artists connect across media and national boundaries. Brigitte lives with her husband, kids and dogs in Chicago, IL. She on the SNAG board of directors and is the author of the book "Humor in Craft" About Rachel: Rachel Timmins earned her MFA in Studio Art (Metals Concentration) in December 2012 and her BFA in Metal/Jewelry Design with a Minor in Sculpture from Buffalo State College in 2009. Her work has been shown in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally in venues such as the National Gallery of Victoria, Snyderman-Works Gallery, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the Design Museum London and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Rachel's work can be seen in many publications such as Unexpected Pleasures published by Rizzoli Publications among others. She can be found lecturing on her work and other related topics as well as giving workshops across the United States at various institutions and universities. Vist her website for more information.
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On-Demand Episodes

Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 3:00 PDT/ 6:00 EDT is Reba Engel, jewelry designer, metalsmith and former student of Jay Whaley! We encourage you to participate in this live interview by logging... more

We are excited to have David Huang on Metalsmith Benchtalk this Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 3p.m. PDT/ 6EDT. Join us for the live interview and participate by logging into the chatroom or sending a message to our Facebook... more

This Thursday, September 4th at 3 p.m. PDT/ 6EDT on Metalsmtih Benchtalk we'll be running an archived show with Alison Lee, the host of CRAFTCAST. About CRAFTCAST: Our mission is to inspire and nurture the creative spark in... more

Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 3:00 PST/6:00/ EST is Jane Groover, jewelry designer, metalsmith and co-owner of the Taboo Studios in San Diego, CA. We are excited to discuss Taboo Studio's... more

We had issues connecting with our guest via Skype but after 2:46 min we get it sorted so please hang in there and keep listening! Our guest on Thursday, August 21st at 3:00 pm PST/ 6:00 EST on Metalsmith Benchtalk is Fred... more

Our guest on Thursday, August 14th at 3:00 pm PST on Metalsmith Benchtalk is Cat Bates! Participate by joining us in the chatroom! About Cat: Cat spent his early childhood, and summers through grade school, on Monhegan Island off of... more

My Guest this Thursday, July 7th at 3 p.m. PDT/6EDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is an archived interview with artist Biba Schutz! Bio: Biba Schutz is a self-taught jewelry artist who began her design career as a graphic artist. She was trained... more

Our guest on Thursday July 31st at 3:00 Pacifice Time/6:00 Eastern is Christine Huber, New York Artisan Jewelry Designer and world traveler. Join us as we interview Christine and ask her about her drafting process, her collaboration... more

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... more
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