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).
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.