Allegory Gallery Interviews Podcast

Allegory Gallery Interviews is about telling the stories of the beads and art that surround us, directly from the makers themselves. Each episode of Allegory Gallery Interviews features a maker who will tell their story—how they began, why they are passionate about what they do, who and what their inspirations are, and what advice or words of wisdom they have for those listening. And, because we want you to see a direct lineage of maker to art, we will feature works by the maker in our store and online coinciding with the debut of each podcast episode (if applicable).

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Greg Ogden

Episode Seven
Released: February 8, 2019
Many of our friends know Greg Ogden from Green Girl Studios, but not everyone knows about his other projects and interests. In this episode of Allegory Gallery Interviews, we speak with Greg about his inspirations, words of advice, and projects outside of Green Girl Studios.

We would also like to thank Charles Howes and Greg for providing us with our new theme music for Allegory Gallery Interviews!

See Greg's first book, Franklin Frog and the Fallen Tree

Find Greg on Facebook

Nettie Wray—Switching Gears Outpost

Episode Six
Released: December 29, 2018
Nettie Wray, a current resident of Ligonier, PA talks with William about the process of starting her own business. As a mother, grandmother, and someone with a day job, Nettie talks about why and how she has decided to fit jewelry making into her life and start her own business.

View Switching Gears Outpost on Facebook

View Switching Gears Outpost on Instagram

Mentioned in this Podcast Episode:

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Jenn Tuschong—JNTCreations

Episode Five
Released: November 30, 2018
Jenn Tuschong, a current resident of Ligonier, PA, business owner, and mother of two, speaks with William about her work as an independent business owner making both jewelry and holistic body products. We speak about her inspirations, family, and words of wisdom for others who wish to pursue their own talents.

View Jenn's Current Classes at Allegory Gallery

View Jenn's Etsy Shop.

Liz Chumtong—Saki Silver

Episode Four
Released: October 9, 2018
Liz speaks with William about her work as President of Saki Silver, her past as a ballet dancer and her traveling adventures, and touches on some of her struggles as a woman in the industry. She also mentions some of the other women in the industry who have inspired her and her work.

View Saki Silver's line on our online store.

View Saki Silver's Website.

Special Edition—Jen Palmer

Episode Three
Released: September 14, 2018
In this Special Edition of our podcast, we speak with Jen Palmer about her background, education, and her connection with art as a source of healing. This episode has been produced to coincide with Allegory Gallery's Ligonier Art Walk show with Jen, "Holding Space".

View Jen's Website.

The various sites and artists that Jen speaks about in this episode are listed below:

Art for Your Ear

Danielle Krysa

Wendy Brightbill

Wendy McWilliams

Liz Tran

Wise Women Natural Health Collective

The Red Tent

The Frida Center for Fibromyalgia

Diane Hawkey

Episode Two
Released: September 12, 2018
Diane speaks with William about her work, her current inspirations, fundraising work, and her advice for those wishing to be artists. Plus, we interview Andrew Thornton, Creative Director at Allegory Gallery, about his reflects on his friendship with Diane and her work.

View Diane Hawkey's line on our online store.

View Diane's Website.

Gina Chalfant—White Swan Studio

Episode One
Released: August 14, 2018
Gina speaks with William about her past work, her current inspirations, and her advice for those wishing to be artists.

View Gina's White Swan Studio line on our online store.

View White Swan Studio's Etsy Page.