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All Work Is Studio Work: 2019 Material Topics Symposium

In the 31st episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown gives listeners insight to her recent presentation All Work Is Studio Work during the 2019 ECU Material Topics Symposium.

During the breakout session, Sarah and attendees discussed the importance of cultivating the next generation of writers, documentarians, and facilitators from all perspectives within the field of jewelry and metals. Sarah challenged attendees to think beyond the bench; just as important as the makers are the curators, editors, organizers, and educators. Each breakout session brainstormed topics within our field that those in attendance felt are not being adequately addressed, which included the lack of focus on business practices within academic programs and diversity within our field.

The sessions concluded with a series of short interviews between Sarah and artists who volunteered to be interviewed in front of the group. The intention behind these recordings were to demonstrate how to conduct an interview and to capture some of the energy and valuable discussions in the room that day.

A Couple of First-Timers: ECU Symposium with Michael Nashef

In the 30th episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown is in Greenville, North Carolina for the Eastern Carolina University Material Topics Symposium.  The annual symposium is a gathering of jewelers and metalsmiths ranging from hobbyists to professionals and Sarah has been invited as 2019 presenter.

This will be Sarah’s first experience presenting at this type of event and since being invited this past Spring, she has gained valuable insight as to what it means to be in this prestigious role.

 During the symposium she sat down with artist Michael Nashef who has been invited to present at the 2019 SNAG Conference in Chicago this May. This too will be his first experience as a conference or symposium presenter and so the two first-timers sat down to discuss what it’s like to prepare for this type of presentation, how much they’re getting paid or compensated, and what the value of this opportunity is beyond the paycheck.

An Unexpected Opportunity: Meera Gessner

In the 29th episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown is kicking off 2019 by interviewing an artist who is a self proclaimed mutt-of-a-maker working in all types of mediums, in all types of ways. From hair dressing to face painting, Meera Gessner has dabbled in it all and this multi-talented woman was recently offered an opportunity that was too good to pass up.

In just a few short weeks Meera will be packing up her belongings and moving from Pennsylvania to Iowa. The two women sit down and discuss why Meera is leaving behind her beloved city, what her intention is with accepting this opportunity, and why she needs this drastic change.

A Force To Be Reckoned With: Georgina Treviño

In the 24th episode of Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown takes a break from her west coast vacation to interview Mexican contemporary jeweler, Georgina Treviño. The two women sit down to discuss Georgina’s alternative approach to studying abroad, the value in collaborating, and what the secret is to getting her jewelry in so many fashion editorials.

A Mixture of Naiveté and Bravado | Jonathan Wahl of the 92nd St. Y

Perceived Value host Sarah Rachel Brown heads to NYC to interview the Director of Jewelry at the 92nd Street Y, Jonathan Wahl. Being that both Perceived Value and the 92nd Street Y are partners of NYC Jewelry Week, Sarah wanted to learn more about the world-class cultural and community center. The two artists sat down in the jewelry studio and discussed how Jonathan came to be the director of jewelry, how far a mixture of naiveté and bravado can get you, and what the 92nd Street Y has in store for the inaugural NYCJW. 

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. 

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.

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.