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Metalsmith BenchTalk with Lisa Slovis Mandel

Metalsmith BenchTalk with Lisa Slovis Mandel

On the Thursday, June 24th program at 3PM Pacific and 6 PM Eastern, I chat with author, instructor, metalsmith and Pewter specialist Lisa Slovis Mandel. Lisa is a nationally recognized metalsmith, jeweler, and teacher. She has exhibited in galleries, museums, and at shows across the country, received a SNAG Educational Endowment Grant, and several Niche Awards. She presently resides in San Diego, California with her husband David and their boys, Jacob and Gideon. Lisa teaches Metalsmithing and Design at a local Community College along with teaching workshops at various locations. She received her BFA at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 1995 and her MFA at San Diego State University in 1998. Her artist statement reveals the following: 'My work includes both jewelry and metal objects that allow me to thematically combine two important areas of my life, athletics and art. By incorporating movement and function in these pieces, the participant is enticed to interact with them on a