Last weekend I went to Pittsburgh and got to attend SNAG's Forging Entrepreneurs Symposium.  I met some awesome metalsmiths and got a lot of good information.  For my summary, check out my personal blog. Here's a preview:

This past weekend was the first SNAG Forging Entrepreneurs Symposium and I got the chance to attend.  The event was hosted by the Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, where I’ll soon be starting as the Studio Apprentice.  Saturday evening was a reception in the gallery of the SCC.  The exhibition ‘Humor in Craft‘ was a delightful backdrop, along with the SCC’s Store.  I chatted with SNAG members, instructors of area colleges and even a fellow Kent State alum!

Talks started early Sunday morning, promptly at 9am. There were two sessions going on simultaneously and the day was structured so that participants could see each presentation.  Adam Kenney started things off in the gallery. discussing and presenting pie charts illustrating ‘Diversified Revenue Streams.’ Michelle Pajak-Reynolds  followed, I think she’s the social butterfly of the jewerly industry.  Michelle puts herself out there to really get to know and understand her customers and breaks her process down so we can do the same....

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