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2 Years In The Making: A Message From Your Host

August 14th marks 2 years that host and producer Sarah Rachel Brown has been creating Perceived Value. That’s 38 episodes, countless trips to record, one presentation at a symposium, one workshop on podcasting, a handful of recording on-site at special events, and a whole lot of hours spent on a laptop.

There’s a lot to be proud of and plenty more to look forward to in the upcoming year of the podcast. Today’s episode is not so much an episode but a special message from your host and producer. As Perceived Value Podcast turns 2 years old, Sarah wanted to give insight as to why she recently took an abrupt pause with the podcast and how she’s been handling all this hustling on her nights and weekends. Things are good but even when things are good, it’s important to take a step back and reflect.

The next full episode of Perceived Value drops on Friday, August 16th.

As always, thank you for listening.

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.

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!

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?

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.