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Metalsmith BenchTalk with Jay Whaley

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On the Thursday, September 17th, 2009 broadcast, we're continuing our journey into the art of metalsmithing, and jewelry making. My guest is Katherine Palochak, see: http://www.metalsandgems.com/ for more information. Katherine Palochak learned silversmithing from Native Americans while living in New Mexico. She combines these techniques with contemporary techniques and designs. Her work consists primarily of commissioned pieces and private sales, and she teaches workshops and classes in metalsmithing through community colleges and other organizations. According to Palochak, "Jewelry has a need to be alive and powerful, pulsing with its own energy, rather than a static adornment. I want people to exhilarate in the beauty itself and appreciate the impression of intensity. Any art is a reflection and an extension of ourselves, and we use it to project our innermost feelings to others. Jewelry, as a personal artistic adornment, is a means to communicate what lies below a façade we present to the world." Katherine is a talented and creative practitioner of our art, do join us for what is likely to be a fun and informative conversation. For more information, see: http://bit.ly/rIDXX

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