A friend (a non-metalsmith) was over yesterday and of course I was
showing off my bench. He asked to explain the process of
metalsmithing, and while I explained casting and he got that right
away, he found my explanation of metalsmithing to be lacking.
How do you describe metalsmithing briefly? He didn’t get the
process of how you take sheet metal and turn it into something.
This question is also partly prompted by a post on another list
about the “elevator speech,” that you should be able to explain what
you do in 30 seconds, or, during an elevator ride.
Chicago area, Illinois, USA
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
Studio 925; established 1992