On the May 6th program, my guest is master goldsmith Leonid Surpin, of Studio Arete. For more information on Leonid, http://www.studioarete.com/newstudioarete.html or one of his blogs here: http://leonidsurpin.ganoksin.com/blogs/
Leonid Sturpin is a regular contributor to Orchid and represents the following on the Studio Arete website: '2009 was a pivotal year for Studio Arete. Economic headwinds, combined with my inability to find competent goldsmiths for my type of work, and other considerations made the decision to close down the company, simply unavoidable. All the things that needed to be done in business and bench work on top of that, was just too much for one man. But it does not mean that our acquaintance should end. Frankly, the new me, liberated from the business yoke, together we still could have great time pursuing our shared interest in goldsmithing, gemstones, and fine jewellery.
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