Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
I am a metal and fiber artist recently retired from the mental health field where I worked as an art therapist with clients challenged by the effects of chronic mental illness and addiction. I hold a BFA in studio art, a MFA in painting, and spent a year in a textile program studying surface design. More recently I found a local jewelry arts school offering basic bench techniques and decided it was time to get serious about moving metal! Earlier in my career I was a graphic artist and typesetter who after completing an apprenticeship earned journeyman status as a commercial lithographer. I now consider myself a full-time metal and fiber artist.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
Welcome to crafthaus, the network for craft artists, and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us !
Please feel free to look around, meet friends, and start adding your thoughts to the groups, blogs and discussion forums that are posted. Of course, if there is something else you'd much rather talk about, please add that to the site so that the rest of us can chime in. Crafthaus is a participatory sport ! The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it, for sure.
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