When we think of fine jewelry making, we usually envision craftsman working with minute tools and magnifying glasses in comfortable surroundings. Ken Wilshire traveled to Somerville TN and found a family that works in loud, harsh, machine shop conditions to bring us some beautiful works of Art using precious metal and an ancient metalsmithing process.
Ken Wilshire joined the Tennessee Crossroads in 2008 with a desire to tell stories about people who have found their passions in life and who would otherwise go unrecognized for their contributions to their community. Ken began his career at WREG-TV in Memphis, writing, producing and editing news stories, features and documentaries. After leaving Channel 3 he joined Fed Ex in their communications department as a writer/producer and was promoted to the department manager. Ken spent almost 25 years in operations management at FedEx and other Fortune 500 companies.