My Guest this Thursday, July 7th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is metalsmith and instructor Candace Beardslee from Seattle, Washington. Bio: "For the past 30 years, using techniques ancient and modern, I've been making vessels and jewelry that reflect my life in the Pacific Northwest. Drawing inspiration from the local flora and fauna is the thread that connects my work. Traditionally, craft was functional. Stories were told and traditions kept alive with the object that people used in their daily lives. I hope in some way my work passed on that tradition." For more about Candace and her work, visit http://www.candacebeardslee.com Join us at blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios for what should be an enjoyable conversation.