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Metalsmith BenchTalk with Marlene Richey

Metalsmith BenchTalk with Marlene Richey

UPDATED EDITED VERSION: Stay with it, a GREAT INTERVIEW with Marlene!! On Thursday's, March 25th broadcast at 3PM PDT and 6PM EDT, my guest is author Marlene Richey, see:

Marlene's father was an art professor and her mother a freelance writer, neither of them had even a rudimentary knowledge of business. She received a BA in art and jewelry from Central Washington University, without anyone ever suggesting she might sometime want to make a living at what she had studied for four years. Marlene married Bill Richey and they naively created what turned out to be an award-winning jewelry design firm with no idea of how to run a company. And that was the beginning of a long journey on learning the do’s and don’ts, ups and downs, ins and outs of running a small art business.

During her 30+ year career in jewelry Marlene's run a wholesale design business, a retail gallery, participated in hundreds of shows - craft and tra