My Guest this Thursday, February 7th at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk is metalsmith, jeweler, and instructor Jack da Silva. About: Jack da Silva serves as the tenured professor and coordinator for jewelry and Metal Arts and 3D Art programs at Evergreen Valley College, San Jose. He was raised in a family of artisans and entertainers who worked in a variety of media. Jack brings a background as a third generation gravestone maker from a family business of 85 years. Jack's work is represented nationally and internationally in museum and private collections in the USA, the Victoria Albert Museum, London, England, as well as in Portugal and South Korea. He currently has five public art installations on permanent display in Ohio and California. Jack is the founder of Jack da Silva's Metal Design Studio and longtime organizer of MAKER: Metal Art Workshops and Education, an annual summer metals camp. For more info, visit: http://www.ganoksin.com/borisat/nenam/da-silva.htm.