An Assortment of Milestones: Emily Cobb is back

It's August 14th and this is the 1-year anniversary episode of Perceived Value!

In the 20th episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown invites back a familiar voice to the podcast. It was this exact day last year that the Adjunct Hustle episode was released and at the time of recording, Emily Cobb had just accepted her first full-time teaching position. Class is out of session and Professor Cobb is home visiting her friends and family in Philadelphia after her first year of teaching at Humboldt State University in California. 

One woman has a year of a tenure position under her belt, the other, podcasting. The two artists sit down and discuss this past year's milestones and changes. 

To all who have been listening this past year - thank you. xo

It's OK if you don't know what you're doing: Erica Bello

In the 19th episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with the queen of small-scale fabrication, Erica Bello. This past April, Erica welcomed Sarah into her work/live space in Baltimore, MD. The two women discussed Erica's honest approach to sharing her successes and failures on social media, what it's like not being able to afford your own work, and how scary it can be when you overwork your body. 

Wearing All The Hats: April Wood

In the 18th episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with Contemporary Jeweler, April Wood. This is the second installment of interviews Sarah conducted with Staff members of the Baltimore Jewelry Center located in Baltimore, MD. 

The Baltimore Jewelry Center is in it's infancy and as a newly founded non-profit, the staff is small and they all wear many hats. April is the Exhibitions Director, Studio Manager, and instructor. The two women discuss how April came to be in Baltimore, what the deal is with the student loan forgiveness program, and the importance of finding time for yourself.

What degree does a Director need?: Shane Prada

In the 17th episode of Perceived Value, host Sarah Rachel Brown travels to Baltimore, MD for the JV Collective's opening reception of Sirens taking place in the Baltimore Jewelry Center's Gallery. Much like Munich Jewellery Week, Sarah is set up in the gallery with her microphones and spends the evening interviewing staff members and artists with close ties to the BJC.

For her first interview, Sarah sits down with the Director of the Baltimore Jewelry Center, Shane Prada. The two women discuss what it's like to start a charter school, how Shane came to be involved with the BJC, and what a director of a nonprofit actually does.

A Meandrous Course: Marilyn Brogan

In the 16th episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with contemporary fine jeweler Marilyn Brogan. Recorded this past January during the Pentaculum Residency at Arrowmont School, the two women sit down and discuss the meandering path Marilyn has taken to her current studio practice. From sculpture to baking, Marilyn's work experience is a prime example of how some of us know the career we want right out of college and others figure things out along the way. 

Did America Kick You Out?: Aurélie Guillaume

In the 15th episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with French Canadian jeweler, enamelist, and illustrator Aurélie Guillaume. The two jewelers are currently in Munich, German for Munich Jewellery Week and recorded this interview in the JV Collective's exhibition space during gallery hours while visitors looked on. The two women discuss the complications of international artist residencies, how many hours it takes to make a piece, and Sarah finally learns how to pronounce Aurélie correctly!

The Value Of An Experience: MJW2018

In the 14th episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown travels to Munich, Germany to exhibit alongside the Philadelphia-based JV Collective and she has her recording equipment in tow. It's Munich Jewellery Week and Sarah is in the gallery with her microphones offering artists the opportunity to speak with her as to why they've come to MJW and how they are affording this experiene. 

This is Perceived Value's first attempt at live recording during an event; all guests, questions, and topics were impromptu. If any information shared during this interview is wrong, please email corrections to perceivedvaluepodcast@gmail.com. 

Napoleon - It's named after the size: Marianne Dages

In the thirteenth episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with artist Marianne Dages, printmaker and member of the collectively-run project space Napoleon. The two women discuss their common connections, how Marianne ended up in Philadelphia, and Marianne's experience as a member of the Napoleon collective the past four years. 

I'm an artist/arts administrator: Nick Deford from Arrowmont

In the eleventh episode of Perceived Value, host Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with the Programs Director of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Nick Deford. This is the second installment of a series of interviews Sarah conducted during Arrowmont's Pentaculum this past January. The two artists sit down to discuss what a programs director does, how an artist juggles their studio practice with their arts administration job, and are student loans like the boogie man?

What is Pentaculum: Jason Bige Burnett Explains.

In the tenth episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with ceramic artist Jason Bige Burnett. Jason and Sarah are in Gatlinburg, TN at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts taking part in Arrowmont's annual Pentaculum. The two artists sip some bourbon and discuss what exactly a Pentaculum is, how they came to be involved, and the value of this experience. 

International Relations: Mallory Weston

In the ninth episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with Philadelphia-based contemporary jeweler and metalsmith Mallory Weston. The two women pop a bottle of champagne and discuss what sparked Mallory's interest in metals, the joys of working at a bowling alley, and how Ms. Weston came to be involved in the international art jewelry community. 

The Halstead Grant: Top 5 Finalist Emily Shaffer

In the fifth episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with contemporary jeweler Emily Shaffer. This past August Emily applied for the Halstead Grant and placed as a Top Five Finalist. Halstead is a full service jewelry supply firm that was launched in 1973 and is still family owned and operated. As a company Halstead strives to support small business and emerging artists; most notably through their annual Halstead Grant. 

Each year one artist is selected as the winner and ten other artists are announced as either Top Five Finalists or Top Ten Finalists. Sarah sits down with Emily to discuss what the Halstead Grant is, what the application entails, and what one can gain beyond the monetary awards. 

Creating Your Community: The Metals Collective

In episode four host Sarah Rachel Brown takes a trip to meet members of the Metals Collective; a Portland, Maine based group of makers whose mission is to promote the craft of metalsmithing & jewelry through collaboration, growth, and public engagement.

Sarah sits down with the secretary of the Metals Collective, Shelby Goldsmith. The two women discuss how the collective came to be, what it takes to be a member, and the value of creating your own community.  

My First Craft Show: Advice from Rea Rossi

In the second episode of Perceived Value Sarah Rachel Brown sits down with artist Rea Rossi to discuss her experience exhibiting as an Emerging Artist at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Craft Show. 

In June Sarah received the news that she has been accepted as an Emerging Artist for this year's PMA Craft Show taking place November 9-12th. This will be Sarah's first craft show experience; she's a bit overwhelmed and is hoping Rea can clarify a few details for her.  

The two jewelers discuss what exactly a craft show is, why they chose to apply, and how much money Sarah can plan on investing into this experience. Doing shows of this caliber is expensive -  but the payoff can go far beyond one's bank account.