Brigitte Martin

Chicago, IL

United States

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Chicagoland, IL
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I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
Crafthaus Founder & Editor
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
What media do you work with?
I enjoy working with people from all backgrounds and value collaborative efforts. In my spare time (hahaha) I work with every material that's not securely nailed to the floor.

I enjoy a good challenge and absolutely thrive in a crisis situation. Working under full-on pressure is what I love to do. Bring it on!

My inspiration: Architectural photography.

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  • Kathy Maves

    Thanks for the welcome Brigitte. My friends Parker Brown and Robin Gordin, metalsmiths, recommended crafthaus so highly I just had to try it too!

  • Bryan Petersen

    Hi Bridgette: What is the best way to post this years World Championship Belt Buckle Competition and Exhibition call for entries?

  • Leah Hardy

    Brigitte, I really appreciate the warm welcome to Crafthaus.  My joining has been long overdue and I certainly look forward to expanding my community here!

  • Heidi Abrahamson

    Thank you! Sorry I have been absent for so long!
    Have more time to participate now and look forward to it!
  • Leo Genkin

    Brigitte, Thank you for adding me to your wonderful blog. Lots of interesting pieces and people or should i say people and pieces :)

  • Juan Fried Ortiz de Zarate

    Brigitte - thank you for your warm welcome!  

  • Linda Threadgill

    Thanks so much Brigitte for welcoming me.  It was wonderful meeting you at the SNAG conference in Minneapolis.  I am very pleased to be a part of this vibrant and accomplished community.

  • Teresa F Faris

    Thank you Brigitte! and thank you for using my photo in the banner (:

  • Cheryl Eve

    It's a pleasure to in this group! Thank you for all your hard work! :)

    Happy summer!

  • Marissa Guthrie

    Thank you Brigitte for welcoming me!

  • Erica Bello

    Thank you Brigitte!!

  • Karen Lester

    Thank you Brigitte for welcome. I look forward to being a member of this community.

  • Ruth Packham

    Thanks for the the information I will have a better look in the next few days. 

  • Sophia Park

    Hello Brigitte,

    It was so nice meeting you at SNAG booth, SOFA Chicago and I had a great time talking to you about being an artist from a foreign country. I really enjoyed volunteering for SNAG. Thank you for your encouragement. 

  • Stephanie Elderfield

    Hello Brigitte,

    Thank you for the warm welcome! I am looking forward to becoming part of your community here at Crafthaus.

  • Madelyn Smoak

    Thanks for welcoming me.  I truly enjoyed meeting you at the ECU Metals Symposium this year.  It is a thrill to become a part of the Crafthaus community. 

  • Rea

    Dear Brigitte Martin, 

    Thank you so much for welcoming me to Crafthaus. I am very excited to be a member of this community. :)

    Best wishes, 


  • Harriete E Berman

    It took me too long to write my note ....

    Words seemed inadequate to express my gratitude and how much I enjoyed working with you on each and every occasion.

    I am always in your court.


  • Antonia Teresa Taladriz

    Thanks for letting me be part of Crafthaus network!

  • Tabitha Pearson

    Thanks Bridgette! I am so glad to be part of this! I spend a lot of time alone and feel grateful for the opportunity to be part of a community. Looking forward to sharing with other members and seeing their work. Cheers!

  • Nancy Josephson

    Hi Bridgitte. Thanks for welcoming me. I'm not sure exactly how I'll meander through this but I'm sure it'll be an interesting trip.

  • Jo DeSerio Jones

    Thanks Brigitte, excited to be part of this community! 

  • Letitia Pintilie

    Thank you, Brigitte.

  • Sandra Murray

    Thank you so much, Brigitte.  That's really kind of you to say that.


  • Jonathan Leo Brown

    Thanks for the comments Brigitte.  It is great to be back on Crafthaus. 

  • Luis Méndez Artesanos

    Thank you very much.

    All the best.


  • Deborah Strano

    Thank you for such a kind and warm welcome Brigitte! I'm excited to be a part of the Crafthaus community. Looking forward to seeing what other artisans are working on, and to being part of the conversations.
  • Nikki Nation

    Thank you for the welcome back Brigitte! 


  • Helen Wyatt

    Thanks for the warm welcome. I look forward to getting involved and checking what is happening in your part of the world. I will probably head to the US in the middle of the year so the website will be a good guide for me. Regards, Helen

  • Kate Fitzgerald

    Thanks for welcoming me! I'm so excited to be a part of the crafthaus community. 

  • Jana Vesela ARTESILVER

    Dear Brigitte, 

    I am very happy that I am among you and look forward to other authors. I am now ten days away from home, pictures of my jewelry I carefully prepare after my return.
    Thank you very much for the kind and generous welcome

    Jana Veselá

  • Andrea Rosales-Balcarcel

    Dear Brigitte,

    Thank you so much for the warm welcome!  I am so excited to be a part of this community!


    Andrea Rosales

  • Mary Raivel

    Thank you Brigitte! I look forward to participating!
  • Jan Smith

    thanks Brigitte look forward to seeing you in vancouver!

  • nisa blackmon

    Hi, Brigitte,

    I was trying to look at the eligibility and additional information site for the Crafthaus Project Grant, but in the url apparently "uses an unsupported protocol" and I can't get there.  Is there any other address or link by which I could visit that site?

    Thanks very much!

    nisa blackmon

  • nisa blackmon

    Thank you, Brigitte, for the Crafthaus Grant link!!


  • Karen Lester

    Thank you Brigitte, I look forward to participating..

  • Jenne Rayburn

    Thank you Brigitte

  • Sandra Murray

    Thank you, Brigitte, that's very kind of you to say that. Crafthaus is a very interesting and exciting place. Best wishes, Sandra
  • Darcie Beeman-Black

    Thanks for the warm welcome! I am excited to get to know the community!

    I will update my profile soon!

  • Catherine Witherell

    Thank you Brigitte, will do!

  • Marissa Racht Ryan

    Thank you for the welcome Brigitte ~
    I do happen to have some news coming.

    On February 24th I will be having my thesis/solo exhibition in Florence, Italy and launching my new website as well.
    It is a body of work that I have been working on for over 2 years called "Farview".

    The exhibition will include a series of brooches in pairs, drawings, installation, and video. If anyone is planning to stop in Florence on their way to Schmuck they are welcome to come on by.

    Location: Chiasso Perduto, Via Coverall 4r, Firenze
    (right behind the church of Santo Spirito)

    Opening: February 24th 6pm ~ with aperitivo
    Also open: February 25th and 26th from 10 am-8 pm
    or by appointment

  • Marissa Racht Ryan

    Great! Thank you Brigitte ~

  • Ann Thompson

    I hope to post more stuff soon--especially about working with kids.
    Political scene is so upsetting at the moment that it is taking all the air out of the room. I'm trying to focus on local urgent issues in Maine; protecting our immigrants and environment.
    Really enjoy this site. Sorry for the renewal delay!

  • Susan Finer

    Thanks for the welcome, Brigitte. You have a great place here - and your own work is gorgeous!

  • james malonebeach

    Thank you so much for using my work on your page.

  • A.Kimberlin Blackburn

    Thank you for the Welcome Brigitte! I look forward to figuring this ... and especially seeing yours and others art. Aloha!

  • Billie Jean Theide

    Thank you, Brigitte!

  • nisa blackmon


    thank you so much for putting my piece "symbihome" on the Crafthaus masthead!  What a very nice surprise to see it there this morning.  This was a commissioned work for two very dear friends & I know they will be tickled to see it on the website!

    Thanks again,

    nisa blackmon

  • Quinta Essenza

    Many thanks Brigitte.

    Very glad to be part of this interesting and active community.