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Jay_Whaley

Jay_Whaley

Starting in the lost wax casting process in 1968 in high school, I continued studying jewelry making at Ariz. State Univ., doing free-lance silversmithing to supppost myself through college. I began teaching silversmithing in 1976 in Scottsdale, AZ, and in 1979, moved to Maui, HI as a full time goldsmith and part time instructor at an art school there. In Hawaii, we metalsmiths learned to make our own metal stock with a rolling mill and drawplates, as getting stock from the mainland was too expensive and slow. In 1980, I moved to San Diego, CA, and in 1980, began as a jewelry instructor at UCSD's Craft Center, where I continue to teach. Currently I teach classes, do custom work for clients and develop and market jewelry making tools and products.; www.whaleystudios.com