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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.

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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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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Episodes

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Gemologist John

12/4/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM PST is award-winning jewelry designer and gem cutter, gemologist John Heusler. If you have questions for John during the LIVE conversation, please join the chat room at Blogtalkradio.com or send a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. John F. Heusler, G. G. (GIA) is a gemologist, jewelry designer, and lapidary who has been cutting gems and making jewelry for over 45 years. He is an...

Duration:01:00:56

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Metalsmith and Jewelry Artist Linda Weiss

11/20/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at 3:00 PM PST is metalsmith and jewelry artist from Sonoma County, Linda Weiss. Join us for this live conversation and participate by logging onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or send a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. About Linda: Santa Rosa metalsmith Linda Weiss designs and fabricates custom jewelry and art in her studio in Sonoma County, California. Linda specializes in working with 18K...

Duration:01:01:46

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Artist and Metalsmith Helen Driggs

11/13/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 at 3:00pm PST is Helen Driggs, the Senior Editor of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist, as well as a metalsmith, artist, and instructor. If you have a question for Helen during the LIVE conversation, please join us in the chatroom on Blogtalkradio.com or send a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. About Helen: "I am formally educated as an illustrator, however my need to explore science, the natural...

Duration:01:00:09

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Marc Choyt, President of Reflective Images Jewelry

11/6/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is Marc Choyt, president of Reflective Images Jewelry and the first licensed Fairtrade jeweler in America! If you have a question for our guest, please log onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or send a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. For the past ten years Marc has taken action against dirty gold and the blood diamond atrocity. He began writing, speaking and campaigning about...

Duration:01:00:16

Metalsmith Benchtalk Past Favorites with Sydney Lynch

10/29/2015
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This Thursday, October 29th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk, we'll be going back into the archives for one of our favorite past episodes- a chat with artist and jeweler Sydney Lynch. About: Since 1981, jewelry artist Sydney Lynch has been designing and making her handmade jewelry featuring contemporary earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and pins in 18k and 22k gold and sterling silver. From her studio in Lincoln, Nebraska, Sydney creates both her Designer Line and singular One Of...

Duration:01:00:18

Metalsmith Benchtalk Past Favorites with Tom Herman

10/22/2015
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This Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk, we'll be going back into the archives for one of our favorite past episodes- a chat from 2012 with artist and jeweler Tom Herman of Seven Fingers Jewelers. About: Since he was a boy, Tom Herman has been an artist. In 1982, he channeled his artistic talents into his new business, Seven Fingers Jewelers, named for his own handprint after having lost three fingers as a child in a Minnesota farming accident. Over the last...

Duration:01:00:10

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Sculptor Hoss Haley

10/15/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, October15th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is sculptor Hoss Haley. Join us for this LIVE interview- if you have a question for Nancy during the conversation, log onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or send a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Sculptor Hoss Haley creates two and three dimensional works in steel, concrete, and bronze. He favors industrial materials and fabrication methods, often building or adapting the...

Duration:01:01:02

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Independent Jewelry Appraiser Nancy Stacy

10/8/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, October 8th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is Nancy Stacy, independent jewelry appraiser. Join us for this LIVE interview- if you have a question for Nancy during the conversation, log onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or send a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. About Nancy: Nancy Stacy is an independent jewelry appraiser specializing in appraisal of modern and antique fine jewelry, diamonds, gemstones and watches. She...

Duration:01:01:32

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Jeweler, Craftsman, Teacher and Toolmaker, Bill Fretz

10/1/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is Bill Fretz: jeweler, craftsman, teacher and designer of remarkable tools. Join us for this LIVE interview- if you have a question for Bill during the conversation, log onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or send a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. About Bill Bill's interest in making jewelry began with his interest in jewelry-making tools (no surprise) and grew after talking to...

Duration:01:01:47

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Mixed Metals Jewelry Artist and Metalsmith Pam Caidin

9/24/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is mixed metals jewelry artist and metalsmith Pam Caidin. Join us for this LIVE interview and participate by logging onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Artist Statement: My work is always evolving. What does stay constant are two things. One is my desire for simplified, elemental, almost primordial form; leaves, pebbles,...

Duration:00:59:52

Metalsmith Benchtalk Past Favorites with Kevin Potter

9/17/2015
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This Thursday, September 17th 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 2013 with Kevin Potter of Potter USA, a manufacturer of artistic metalworking tools including hydraulic presses, metalsmithing stakes, and dies. Bio: Kevin Potter began as fine jeweler in Tucson, Arizona. He specialized in carving custom waxes and casting but also drew the designs and set stones, essentially designing pieces from start to...

Duration:00:59:23

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Lapidary Artists and Jewelers Tom and Kay Benham

9/10/2015
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Our guests on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST are lapidary artists and jewelers Tom and Kay Benham. Please join us for this LIVE interview and participate by logging onto the chat room at Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message directly to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. About Tom and Kay: Tom has been a lapidary and jeweler for more than forty years. Kay, the beneficiary of his creations over the years, eventually yielded to the...

Duration:01:00:08

Metalsmith Benchtalk with 2015 Halstead Grant Winner Samantha Skelton

9/3/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is the 2015 winner of the Halstead Grant, jewelry artist and metalsmith Samantha Skelton! Please join us for this LIVE interview and participate by logging onto the chat room at Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message directly to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. About Samantha: “I graduated from Edinboro University with a BFA in 2009 and Miami University with an MFA in 2013 metalsmithing...

Duration:00:59:49

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Metalsmith and Owner of MeanderWorks, Marilyn Brogan

8/27/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, August 27th at 3:00 pm PST is metalsmith and jewelry designer Marilyn Brogan, owner of Meader Works, in San Diego, CA. Please join us for this live interview and participate by logging onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. About Marilyn; My name is Marilyn Brogan and I’m the designer, maker and curator of Meander Works, a one-woman studio based in San Diego,...

Duration:00:59:50

Metalsmith Bechtalk Past Favorites with Laser Welder Gary Paresky

8/20/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk this Thursday, August 20th at 3 p.m. PST is Gary Paresky, a laser expert and the jewelry group sales manager for Rofin Laser Micro. We'll talk about the laser welders and engravers that Rofin offers to the Jewelry marketplace. Gary has been with Rofin for over 8 years as the Regional Sales Manager for the Jewelry Group For the past 10 years, our main distributor for the laser welders to the Jewelry market has been Stuller Inc. and they have sold over 1,000...

Duration:01:00:21

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Brand Consultant David Kepron.

8/13/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, August 13th at 3:00 pm PST is retail designer, merchandiser and brand consultant, David Kepron. Please join us then for this live interview and participate by logging onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. As a retail design, merchandising and brand consultant, David Kepron draws on 25 years of work as an architect, artist and educator. His multidisciplinary approach...

Duration:00:50:57

Metalsmith Benchtalk Past Favorites with Frankie Flood

8/6/2015
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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...

Duration:00:59:20

Metalsmith Benchtalk Past Favorites with Robert Liu, Editor of Ornament Mag.

7/30/2015
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This Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk, we will be re-airing one of our favorite past episodes with guest Robert Liu, Editor Ornament Magazine. About Robert: Robert Kung Shan Liu was born in Rome in 1938 and immigrated to the US from China after World War II with his mother and 4 siblings. Trained as an ethologist and ichthyologist, the Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. from the UCLA where he worked on experimental gerontology and immunology in the Dept. of Pathology,...

Duration:01:01:26

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Award-Winning Jewelry Artist Elysha Roberts

7/23/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, July 23rd 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is award winning jewelry artist Elysha Roberts. Please join us for this LIVE interview and participate by logging onto the chatroom at Blogtalkradio.com during the show, or send a message directly to Whaley Studios vis Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Artist’s Statement: "By combining traditional and non-traditional techniques I produce work that is beyond the expected. I am as driven by process as I am inspired by...

Duration:00:59:54

Metalsmith Benchtalk with Award Winning Jewelry Artist Ezra Satok-Wolman

7/16/2015
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Our guest on Metalsmith Benchtalk on Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at 3:00 pm PST is award winning jewelry artist Ezra Satok-Wolman. Please join us for this LIVE interview and participate by logging onto the chatroom on Blogtalkradio.com or by sending a message to Whaley Studios via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. We love your questions and comments! Artist Statement: The pieces in this collection represent the concept of “Oneness” and my interpretations of the geometry of the universe, the...

Duration:01:00:39