The Jewelryosophy 360 Podcast 5: Finding Your Voice as a Jewelry Maker

On today's show, we'll talk with Gary Dawson of Gary Dawson Designs. Gary is a jewelry designer and goldsmith based out of Eugene, Oregon, with over 40 years of experience. 

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, he thought a career in law was the next logical step in his career. As fate would have it, he ended up setting up a home workshop and started making jewelry instead. The rest is history! 

When he's not creating beautiful pieces in his studio, Gary also gives back to the jewelry community through insightful speaking events and publications. His work has appeared in the Jewellery Business Magazine and he will be a guest speaker at the upcoming Santa Fe Symposium

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In this episode we discuss: 

  • How to present a coherent voice to consumers

  • Why many companies are struggling with technology and lack of expendable income

  • Finding your voice as a jewelry maker

  • Why jewelry designers use CAD and its impact on the industry

  • The upcoming Santa Fe Symposium in May 2017

  • Changes in marketing techniques in the jewelry industry

  • And much more!

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