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[Welcome] New Members for March 11, 2009

Please welcome our newest members!

Cathy Kayter
Beginning of Time Design
Harrogate, B.C. Canada

I am a folk artist in the true sense of the word, I am self trained
in pretty much everything. I work with my partner, the true talent
in the family, a trained visual artist and self trained jewelry
craftsmen. We are currently making jewelry and have many questions
about many things. I look forward to meeting you all.

Bethe Burke
Antares Metal Design
S. Dennis, MA. USA

I’m a jeweler/metalsmith, working in Metal since 1978. I graduated
from Mass. College of Art w a BFA in Metal in '83. Since then have
worked in a variety of metal experiences from steel to gold. I am
currently reviewing the world of metal since being sidelined in 2001
from the debillitating illness, CFIDS. There were many metals,
chemicals and fumes over the years that have contributed to my
weakened immune system. Although I am currently retired and still
sick, I am looking into safer non-toxic ways to work at my bench.

Mark J White
Nashua, NH. USA

Space planner and interior designer Contemporary jewelry designer and
gemstone cutter

K Schlenker
Cochrane, Canada

I am just starting

Andrew M. Walker
Windsor, Canada

new to this industry, and definatly facinated with it.

Scott M Moulton
Reynolds Advanced Materials
Woburn, MA. USA

For five years I was one of a two man lost wax jewelry casting
department, as well as the sole gold nautical cable jewelry braider,
for the fine jewelry manufacturing company of “The Touch”
( in Waltham, MA. They manufacture gold and silver
jewelry lines under the names “The Touch”, “Steven Edward”, “C.
Priolo”, and “TMI / Guy Beard” as well as production work and custom
jewelry lines for many well known nationwide and New England

I also do freelance jewelry manufacturing consultant work, create
RTV liquid rubber/silicon molds, and build wax casting trees for
Master Goldsmith Robert Manning who manufactures a line of bangle
bracelets and pendants under the name “The Townie Collection”
( which sell quite well in the New
England wholesale and retail markets.

In addition to my jewelry casting experience I received a B.A. in
both Art and History in 2003, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During my
art studies I learned how to properly use molds and molding material
such as plaster, plaster bandage, alginate, and RTV rubber molding
compounds used for sculpture work and life casts.

I now work as Technical Support for Reynolds Advanced Materials,
teaching mold making and casting seminars, brainstorming custom
molding and casting techniques for specific applications,
troubleshooting molding and casting issues, and more. I love what I
do, and have expanded my knowledge of casting to Polyurethane
resins, rubbers, and a much wider range of silicones than I had ever
experienced before.