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Metalsmith Benchtalk with Christina Miller

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My Guest Thursday, April 11th at 3 p.m. PDT/6EDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Christina Miller of Ethical Metalsmiths.
About Ethical Metalsmiths: "Ethical Metalsmiths is investigating the potential of what might be called the existing collectivity of informed jewelers to become good craftsmen of the environment. Our purpose is to channel information about mining issues and encourage jewelers to become informed advocates for social and environmental responsibility.
Susan Kingsley and Christina Miller began working together because of their dismay on learning how precious metals were sourced. Each had researched the social and environmental harm caused by gold mining and they shared a deep concern about the field of jewelry and metalsmithing. Virtually no one in their field was aware of environmental impacts of the materials upon which they depend. As metalsmiths themselves, they decided to take action.
They began working together as Ethical Metalsmiths in 2004, organizing a presentation and panel for the 2005 Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) conference. In 2005 they were joined by environmental attorney, Jennifer Horning and the following year, Ethical Metalsmiths became an affiliate of EARTHWORKS. 
Ethical Metalsmiths is renowned for creative projects that connect jewelry and metalsmithing with a range of important topics."
For more information on Ethical Metalsmiths, visit http://www.ethicalmetalsmiths.org.