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UPDATE: Metalsmith Benchtalk is taking a break indefinitely and no longer broadcasting live. Please enjoy over 6 years of archived shows in the meantime. Thank you for listening! Metalsmith Benchtalk is hosted by Master Goldsmith Jay Whaley, owner of Whaley Studios, and co-hosted and technically produced by his student of 2 years, Ashley Elizabeth Kendrick, (Aly). Whaley Studios is all things jewelry and the art of metalsmithing. Teaching 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 metalsmithing tools. "Jay is willing to tackle challenging issues within the craft community and invite a wide range of personalities. There is nothing else like it!" - Harriete Estel Berman 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.

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My Guest this Thursday, July 10th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is art/business consultant Marlene Richey, who offers creative business solutions for creative businesses in the art, craft and jewelry markets. About: My father was... more

This week on Metalsmith Benchtalk Jay Whaley will interview Toby Pomeroy, an ethical metalsmith and jewelr who has traveled the world in search of fair mined gold. We'll ask him about his journey, about gold mining pracitces and how we... more

My guest this Thursday, July 26th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is David LaPlantz (aka D. D. Deco), an active, producing jeweler and metalsmith. He flirts back and forth between jewelry and social commentary sculpture. About:... more

My guest this Thursday, July 19th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is jewelry designer, author, editor, and educator Christine Dhein. Christine returns to the show to share tips for working more sustainably, plus we'll talk about... more

My guest on Thursday, June 5th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk will be artist, craftsman, and jeweler Jim Grahl of J.Grahl Design. About: My name is Jim Grahl. I'm nearing 65 years old, 48 of those years have been continuously... more

This Thursday, May 29th at 3 p.m. PDT, we'll be going back into the MetalSmith BenchTalk archives. We'll be re-airing one of our favoite chats from earlier this year with artist Barbara Minor. Barbara is well known for her... more

This Thursday, May 22nd at 3 p.m. PDT, we'll be going back into the MetalSmith BenchTalk archives. We'll be re-airing one of our favoite chats with jewelry and hollowware designer and maker Cynthia Eid. About: Cynthia Eid's hammered... more

My guest on Thursday, May 15th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk will be Marc Choyt, the Director of Fair Jewelry Action, USA and President of Reflective Images. About Marc: Marc is a social entrepreneur and President of Reflective... more

Join us Thursday, May 8th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk. We'll be airing a special series of short interviews that Jay Whaley recorded at the Kraftwerks Invitational 2014, an annual free event that's hosted at Precious... more

My guest on Thursday, May 1st at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk will be jeweler, enamelist, metalsmith, artist, and naturalist David C. Freda. Abou David: ?Among the first images created by man were those of animals. One cannot... more
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