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Metalsmith BenchTalk with Andy Cooperman

Metalsmith BenchTalk with Andy Cooperman

On the Thursday, July 22nd program at 3PM Pacific and 6 PM Eastern, my guest is the globe hopping Andy Cooperman, who is fresh back from his 'tour de Turkey'. Andy is a world class metalsmith, writer, lecturer and mentor to many in the metal arts profession, and no stranger to Whaley Studios. For details please see Andy's complete profile at: Andy's bio reads: '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 drawing and painting) 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—espe