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Metalsmith BenchTalk with Jay Whaley as GUEST

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Our Guest this Thursday, April 19th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Jay Whaley, owner of Whaley Studios. Confused? Well after many requests, we've decided to turn the the tables on Jay and interview HIM about his life and career! Conducting the interview this week will be show engineer Greg Berg, himself a long-time radio veteran and artist. Tune in for what should be a fun and enlightening hour!
 
Bio: With 30+ years of jewelry-making experience, including many years as head of the jewelry making department at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD), Jay Whaley is proficient at hand-crafting exquisite pieces in precious metals and he excels at teaching others to do the same. Jay is a skilled goldsmith, tool designer and inventor, as well as a master wax carver. Jay’s most popular workshop shows couples how to make their own wedding or commitment bands in gold, silver, or platinum. Whaley Studios presents a wide variety of other workshops year-round as well.
 
Jay has two new tools with patents pending, which are being produced and distributed by Eurotool Company. A new dual-fuel torch, designed by Jay Whaley, is also being considered for possible production by a major torch manufacturer. 
 
Future plans for 2012 at Whaley Studios involve bringing in a production expert to do in-house casting, stone setting, and finishing for limited edition manufacturing for our students and jewelry clients.
 
For more about Whaley Studios, visit http://www.whaleystudios.com/

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