Crystal Hartman
  • Female
  • Champaign, IL
  • United States
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"I'm just settling into the new studio in Champaign Illinois and I am so excited to learn about and meet the Midwest Makers... say hello? xo"
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The MFA Guidebook for Studio Artists

This blog is intended as a guide for potential and current MFA students, focusing on those in the craft disciplines. It will primarily focus on tips for prospective students, but will also address the needs of those currently working toward their degrees. By sharing my own experience, articles I find and interviews I conduct, I will work to offer guidance to studio artists who may be nervous to start the journey alone so that they can have the same phenomenal opportunity and experience that I…See More
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Durango, Colorado and Champaign, Illinois USA
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I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
Artist and Jeweler
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What media do you work with?
color and lines, silver, gold, wax,ink, paper, paint, thread, canvas, words, film

A multi-media artist and a jeweler, I am currently most interested in sharing a beautiful story of life, pollination and growth through storytelling, line and color.  

I grew up behind my fathers jewelry bench in Durango Colorado and received my BFA in Printmaking from The University of Colorado at Boulder.  I have been blessed with mentors guiding me in the arts... Fiber Arts with Joy Blackstone throughout my childhood. Painting with Stanton Englehart of Fort Lewis College for ten years beginning in my teens, Engineering and Design with Dr. Byron Lauer of the University of Colorado, Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery with Dr. Ronald Ritz, and a blast of color with Carol Salomon and her beads, and some igniting of adornment love through Image in Enamel with Veleta Vancza at Ox-Bow...  I began studying Femininity in Argentine Society with a UROP Grant in 2005, filmed skateboarding with Null Skateboards in Spain from 2006-2008, dove into murals and public art in Chaing Mai, Thailand 2008, and returned to the USA to found a studio tour and work with my hometown Arts Center developing strong conversations within an arts community.  My work is inspired by reflections on human experience, ritual and storytelling.  I work large and small, creating whimsical, carnal, paintings and sculptural adornment.

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At 10:30am on March 5, 2014, Brigitte Martin said…

Hello Crystal,

Welcome to crafthaus, the network for craft artists and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us! Your crafthaus membership is valid through March 15, 2015.

Please look around, add your thoughts to the groups, blogs and discussions and post images and video. Crafthaus is a participatory sport so don't hold back. We truly welcome your blogs, discussions and comments. This is the point of crafthaus!

Please note that ALL images sent to the website are vetted to assure a measure of overall quality control. Unlike other image sharing websites, crafthaus is not a "free-for-all". Our members present their work in front of an educated and critical audience so the photos have to be GREAT. Our goal is to show our members' work in the best possible light. From the many images received daily, we aim to post as many as possible. Crafthaus heartily encourages comments from the membership, however, with regard to photos posted or not, we have a strict "NO WHINING" policy in effect! If your images don't get posted they do not meet crafthaus quality standards. Please refer to the photo guidelines under the FAQ tab for questions.

If there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me via crafthauseditor at live dot com, I will do my best to be of help. I hope you will enjoy being with this network, and will find the exchanges interesting and fun. If you have some time, please take a look at this document, it provides background info about our network and can help to get you off to a good start.

Again: Welcome !

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