S3-07: Kendria Thompson, Creating for a Better World

For the Love of Jewelers: A Jewelry Journey Podcast Presented by Rio Grande

Jul 15 2022 • 39 mins

Kendria Thompson is a self-guided metalsmith, lapidarist and illustrator with a penchant for change. The owner of Solid Treasures also founded Metalsmiths for Change—a social advocacy group of artist donors that raise money through fundraisers and auctions in hopes of creating a better society. “We advocate (…) for racial and social justice through collaboration and (…) provide equitable opportunities for black artists,” Kendria says. Using her own 3D-printed designs, Kendria has made a name for herself and established a strong community of pin-wearing followers. Listen to this unstoppable artist as she shares her daily jewelry-making routines and future aspirations in this For the Love of Jewelers podcast episode.

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