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Metalsmith BenchTalk on BlogTalkRadio with Andy Cooperman

Metalsmith BenchTalk on BlogTalkRadio with Andy Cooperman

My Guest this Thursday, March 8th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is acclaimed metalsmith and jeweler Andy Cooperman.  Andy's bio: "I have considered myself a metalsmith since 1980. It was in the late 70's, as an English major in college, that I first encountered the field—outside of the jewelry and hollowware that I had seen in shops and stores. There was a class room in the art building (I spent a lot of time in the art building) that seemed to hold some sort of focused excitement for those who were working inside. There was fire and small, strangely specific tools. The ringing of hammers, I think, was the sound that forced me to open the doors.   The fact that metal could be sawn, formed and—especially—forged in a relatively non-industrial place came as a surprise to me. And when I saw that it could be approached in ways that made it look unlike metal, that small almost animate things could be made with it, I was hooked. With a second major in Studio Art, I built a small back