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Metalsmith Benchtalk is hosted by Jay Whaley owner of Whaley Studios and co-hosted and technically produced by Aly Kendrick. Whaley Studios 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 guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 3:00 PDT/ 6:00 PDT is David Guilietti, jewelry designer, metalsmith and master engraver. We welcome you to participate in this live interview by creating a free account on Blogtalkradio and logging into the chatroom with questions and comments. We also monitor the Whaley Studio's Facebook Page for questions and comments before and during the show. David Giulietti Designs is dedicated to making richly beautiful jewels. Using a quiver of medieval techniques and a fine arts background David pairs antique ornamental styles with a contemporary sensibility. The end results often feel as if they were liberated from an Italian palazzo or a medieval treasure horde. David Giulietti Hand Engraver produces museum quality engraving for discerning clients around the world. Embellishing silver cups, gold watches,picture frames, knives, jewelry and the occasional Harley Davidson. An expert in decorative styles and hand cut lettering he takes time to carefully consider all the details of the job whether it is a centuries old silver trophy cup or a simple wedding band. John Mayer, Katy Perry, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Jackson Browne and David Grisman all have David's work in their collections. He has worked on the Millionth Martin Guitar with world class inlay artist Larry Robinson and has had his work exhibited at The Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, California. His work appears in the Lark Books publication Showcase 500 Art Necklaces which is available in bookstores as of July 2013. For more about David, visit his website and Facebook Page.
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My Guest this Thursday, October 15, 2014 at 3 p.m. PDT/6EDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Tammy Jones, the editor of Jewelry Making Daily. About Tammy: "I'm the editor of Jewelry Making Daily. I also have my own handmade jewelry... more

Ouy Guest this Thursday, October 9th, 2014 3:00 p.m. PDT/6EDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is contemporary jeweler, enamelist, metalsmith & teacher Alicia Boswell. About: Alicia received her Bachelor's degree in Functional Design at... more

Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 3:00 PDT / 6:00 EDT is Hayley Henning, who coordinates the CSR projects for TanzaniteONe Mining, which will include schools, an orphanage, and the Maasai Ladies'... more

Our guests on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 3:00 PDT/ 6:00 EDT are Brigitte Martin, creator of crafthaus and SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) liaison and member, and Rachel Timmins, jewelry... more

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
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