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Metalsmith Benchtalk


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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, September 5th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Kevin Potter of Potter USA, a manufacturer of artistic metalworking tools including hydraulic presses, metalsmithing stakes, and dies. Bio: Kevin Potter... more

My Guest this Thursday, August 29th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Cindy Edelstein, President of the Jewelers Resource Bureau. Bio: Cindy Edelstein began her career as an an editor at JCK Magazine. It was her years as Fashion... more

My Guest on Thursday, August 22nd at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is artist and writer Harriete Estel Berman, who returns to the show to discuss the crucial issue of "The GOOD, The BAD, and the UGLY in the Age of the Internet"... more

My Guest this Thursday, August 15th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Precious Metal Clay artist and jeweler Holly Gage. About Holly: My love for creating art dates back to when I was a child growing up in Philadelphia,... more

This Thursday, August 8th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk we'll go back into the archives for a Past Favorites epiosde with artist Michael Romanik. Since 1992, Michael has created production, 'limit-production' and one-of-a-kind... more

This Thursday, August 1 at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk, well be going back into the archives for one of our favorite past episodes: Jay's chat with Erica Courtney. About: Although she has always felt a natural attraction to beauty and... more

My Guests this Thursday, July 25th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk are metalsmiths Christine Dhein, Kelly Nedderman, and emiko oye, who are coordinating and will join us to talk about the upcoming Forging Entrepreneurs... more

My Guest this Thursday, July 18th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is award-winning artist and jeweler Paula Crevoshay. About: Paula Crevoshay has attracted award-winning attention from the beginning of her career. She... more

My Guest this Thursday, July 11th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is artist, metalsmith, and teacher Katie Poterala. About: Katie's work has been shown in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions, most recently at the Mesa... more

Since it's a holiday, this Thursday, July 4th at 3 p.m. PST, we're going to reach into the MetalSmith BenchTalk archives and air one of our favorite recent episodes with master gemstone cutter John Dyer. About: John Dyer is a master... more
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