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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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We are excited to have David Huang on Metalsmith Benchtalk this Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 3p.m. PDT/ 6EDT. Join us for the live interview and participate by logging into the chatroom or sending a message to our Facebook... more

This Thursday, September 4th at 3 p.m. PDT/ 6EDT on Metalsmtih Benchtalk we'll be running an archived show with Alison Lee, the host of CRAFTCAST. About CRAFTCAST: Our mission is to inspire and nurture the creative spark in... more

Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 3:00 PST/6:00/ EST is Jane Groover, jewelry designer, metalsmith and co-owner of the Taboo Studios in San Diego, CA. We are excited to discuss Taboo Studio's... more

We had issues connecting with our guest via Skype but after 2:46 min we get it sorted so please hang in there and keep listening! Our guest on Thursday, August 21st at 3:00 pm PST/ 6:00 EST on Metalsmith Benchtalk is Fred... more

Our guest on Thursday, August 14th at 3:00 pm PST on Metalsmith Benchtalk is Cat Bates! Participate by joining us in the chatroom! About Cat: Cat spent his early childhood, and summers through grade school, on Monhegan Island off of... more

My Guest this Thursday, July 7th at 3 p.m. PDT/6EDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is an archived interview with artist Biba Schutz! Bio: Biba Schutz is a self-taught jewelry artist who began her design career as a graphic artist. She was trained... more

Our guest on Thursday July 31st at 3:00 Pacifice Time/6:00 Eastern is Christine Huber, New York Artisan Jewelry Designer and world traveler. Join us as we interview Christine and ask her about her drafting process, her collaboration... more

My guest this Thursday, July 24th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Andrew Kuebeck, award-winning metalsmith and studio photographer! Andrew Kuebeck is an instructor at Bowling Green State University. He received a BFA... more

My guest on Thursday, July 17th, at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk will be Jay Whaley the owner and instructor at the Whaley Sutdios, inventor and mastergoldsmith. Our technical producer and co-host Aly Kendrick will ask him... more

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
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