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Metalsmith BenchTalk with Gina Pankowski

Metalsmith BenchTalk with Gina Pankowski

My Guest this Thursday, December 15th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is Gina Pankowski of Lattis Design.  Gina is an award-winning artist who brings with her a wealth of information for the bench jeweler and designer. With her latest collection at Neiman Marcus and coming off the success of her recent Trunk Show at the Neiman Marcus in Bellevue, WA, this should be an informative show!   About Gina: "Making jewelry is a passion for me. Beginning with my pencil I explore pattern, sketching combinations of shapes  and how they will work together. My next step is to create three dimensional models to fine tune details of movement and scale. I have always had an eye for detail and love to work out the mechanics of my pieces. Using traditional jewelry fabrication techniques, with my torch I solder complex structures in silver and gold. Working directly with my materials I form the metal using hammers and files, always leaving my mark.   As an artist with an eye for pattern I explore l