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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, August 6th, 2015 at 3 p.m. PDT/6EDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is metalsmith, artist, and educator Frankie Flood. About: Frankie Flood is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee where he teaches in Foundations and is currently co-area head in Jewelry & Metalsmithing at UWM. Flood is a graduate of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he received his Master of Fine Art degree in Metalsmithing. Flood utilizes the industrial processes of machining, stamping, anodizing, and powder coating to create one of a kind functional objects. His interest in machines and tools and the influence of his working class upbringing is a source of inspiration. Flood's work investigates one of a kind objects and their role in a world based on mechanical reproduction. Recent National and International Juried Shows in which his creative metal work has been exhibited include: Hard & Soft exhibition, Denton, TX; Craft Forms exhibition, Wayne, PA; Display Use Only exhibition, Seattle, WA; Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2003 exhibition, Cheongju City, Korea; Innovative Tools For Personal Use exhibition (sponsored by 3M Corporation and the Society of North American Goldsmiths), Denver, CO. In addition to being granted the George Sugarman Grant by The George Sugarman Foundation and an Illinois Arts Council grant in Craft, Frankie was recently awarded a UWM Graduate School Research Committee Award for his research in digital technology for the production of art. For more information about Frankie and his work, visit http://www.frankieflood.com/.
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My Guest on the Thursday, March 24th episode of MetalSmith BenchTalk is metalsmith David Huang. For examples of David's work, see: http://davidhuang.org. To learn a little more about David - in his own words: "I... more

My Guest on the Thursday, March 17th episode of MetalSmith BenchTalk is Jeffrey Herman, Silver Restoration & Conservation Expert and Founder of the Society of American Silversmiths http://www.silversmithing.com/ A little bit about... more

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On the Thursday, at 3PM Pacific and 6PM Eastern on the March 3rd program, my guest is world traveler and recent consumer of the American health care system's services, the talented metalsmith, writer, and teacher Andrew Cooperman, of... more

My guest on the Thursday, on February 24th, 2011 program at 3PM Pacific/6PM Eastern is Etienne Perret, a designer and jeweler from Camden, Maine. For more information, see: http://bit.ly/gJBtTN/. Etienne Perret holds a Bachelor of fine... more

Our guest on the Thursday, January 6th, 2011 program at 3PM Pacific/6PM Eastern is Marthe Le Van, Acquisitions & Development Editor, Lark Jewelry, who is now blogging at http://www.larkcrafts.com/jewelry-beading/. Marthe Le... more

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Our guest on the Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 program at 3PM Pacific/6PM Eastern is Crafthaus founder, entrepreneur, and admitted 'craft-nerd', Brigitte Martin. For more on Brigitte, see: http://crafthaus.ning.com/profile/brigittemartin/... more
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