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Metalsmith BenchTalk with Maureen ('BZ') Brusa Zappellini

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My guest on the Thursday, August 9th, program at 3PM Pacific/6PM Eastern is the talented Maureen ('BZ') Brusa Zappellini, a metalsmith and jewelry artist from the desert southwest and Florence Italy. My guest host, Gregg Masters, and Maureen who is the founder of the blog 'Metalsmiths Unite', http://metalsmithsunite.blogspot.com/, will talk about 'social media for the arts in general and metalsmiths in particular. Maureen ‘BZ’ (aka @Cosmos_moon’ on Twitter), earned her BFA, from Tufts University, Medford, MA, and Studio Arts, four year Diploma, from School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA, in painting and metalsmithing. See some of Maureen's work here: http://cosmosmoonjewelry.blogspot.com Per Zappellini: ‘In creating my designs, I strive to re-capture the feeling of wonder from new discoveries that we all had so naturally when we were children. Take a close look at a collection of my work and you will find a virtual catalogue of textures, colors and metalsmithing skills. The component/collage based methods I employ in building my pieces allow me to stretch my work’s visual vocabulary between the traditional goldsmithing that I studied during my years in Italy to the more contemporary metalworking I continue to explore here in the US’. Zeppellini adds: ‘By working with many different techniques I am never bored by any of my studio work and the pieces are always fresh and evolving. I truly love working with metals and I believe this passion for the craft is evident in my work's design and attention to craftsmanship.’ Please join us for what is likely to be a fun, informative and instructional conversation with Maureen.

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