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Dawn Blair liked Nick Taylor's photo
Mar 2, 2012
Dawn Blair liked marcus marguillier's photo
Mar 2, 2012
Dawn Blair commented on marcus marguillier's photo
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first experiments with enamel...

"I love this, Marcus. It is brilliant, like all of your other work. It is identifiable as having your hand."
Mar 2, 2012
Robert Thomas Mullen and Dawn Blair are now friends
Jun 7, 2011
Dawn Blair posted photos
May 11, 2011
Dawn Blair commented on Robert Thomas Mullen's photo
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My Treasure

"Is this...an urn, created for a dead tooth?"
May 2, 2011
Dawn Blair commented on Robert Thomas Mullen's photo
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Surgical Elongation

"Adore this...."
May 2, 2011
Dawn Blair commented on Robert Thomas Mullen's photo
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Deteriorating Maturation

"I love this. I relate to the whole statement.. I really appreciate your whole body of work, but wanted to comment on this. It just screams "abscessed tooth"... heehee"
May 2, 2011
Dawn Blair commented on Heng Lee's photo
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blue and white-ring3

"I am in love with these rings... awesome!"
May 2, 2011
Dawn Blair joined Brice Garrett's group
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Plastic + Metal

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Mar 16, 2011
Dawn Blair commented on Randi Harper's event Master Class with Barbara Berk
"I would love to be able to afford to attend this masterclass. Just the opportunity to meet Barbara Berk would be well worth traveling from Kansas for. I hope you will share about your experiences sometime after you return. Thank you for the invite.…"
Mar 7, 2011
Dawn Blair commented on Karen Goeller's photo
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septarian amber necklace

"What an incredible piece. And by far the most beautiful Septarian I have ever seen."
Feb 24, 2011
Dawn Blair left a comment for Grace Stokes
"Uber gorgeous work!"
Feb 24, 2011
Dawn Blair commented on Erin Austin's photo
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Origami Shrimp

"This piece is outstanding!"
Feb 9, 2011
Dawn Blair commented on Katie Poterala's photo
Feb 9, 2011

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Kansas
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Public Library
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
computer work, professional cellist, jewelry designer, artist
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.dawnblairjewelry.com

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At 12:03pm on January 23, 2011, kate jones said…
Thanks. What an unexpected surprise to be featured here! Thanks for making contact.
At 8:10am on January 18, 2011, Patty Bilbro said…
THanks for the compliments!
At 11:45am on January 6, 2011, Lenore Lampi said…
Dawn, thank you for all your thoughtful comments....
At 3:56pm on December 29, 2010, Thea Clark said…
Welcome to crafthaus Dawn!
At 11:06am on October 21, 2010, Michelle Pajak-Reynolds said…
You're welcome. Keep at it and you'll do fine. Anytime you want to chat, feel free to shoot me an email, we can even set up a time to chat over the phone
At 10:04am on October 21, 2010, Christine Norton said…
Thank you for your kind words Dawn! I appreciate it!
At 2:49pm on October 20, 2010, Brigitte Martin said…
Hmm, art history and ceramics ? AWESOME !! Actually: ENVIABLE is more like it. Back when I was young (that was when the dinosaurs still roamed the earth), I wanted to study art history too...Oh well. It's still one of my favorite topics.

And did you know there is a ceramics group here on crafthaus you could join and possibly team up with ?
In and out of clay. If I were you, I would ask Margaret and Elizabeth if they could use another blogger/contributor and start commenting on their blogs. We do have a fair number of ceramicists on the site, but they seem to be hiding behind the jewelry people.

Lots to do here to make your mark. :-))
At 2:27pm on October 20, 2010, Michelle Pajak-Reynolds said…
I'm listening, what do you want to chat about???
At 1:53pm on October 20, 2010, Brigitte Martin said…
I absolutely hear what you are saying.

It is certainly true that a lot of people here have an academic background and work in different techniques than wire wrapping. It is also true that there are not only jewelry academics here. So my best suggestion would be for you to "forget the "differences" for a moment, like what it is you are doing and what techniques others are employing, and instead start thinking about what you may have IN COMMON. Crafthaus is a wide network and you will definitively find people here who are interested in topics you are interested in too.

So how about starting a discussion thread/blog about a topic you are knowledgeable about, such as gemstones, tools, and - yes - wire wrapping itself ? How about being proactive in your special field and shoot a little video about you in your studio, or do an instructional essay with lots of photos, a play-by-play of a certain wire-wrarpping technique you excel at ? I would LOVE that!! You could become the wire wrapping advocate here :-) I am serious!!

If you start a blog or discussion, I can also feature you in one of my weekly email blasts and that's a real good way to spread the word.

As you noted, I could not agree more: It's not so much about getting accepted by others, it's what it is you do with the tools you have and the information you are able to dispense.

If you are interested to do start blogging about gemstones/wire wrapping or any other topic of your interest, please shoot me a direct mail to crafthauseditor [at ] live.com and we will figure something out together :-))

Best,
B.
At 1:07pm on October 20, 2010, Brigitte Martin said…
I'm listening :-) but this is different from facebook. If you want responses to certain topics it might be better to start a blog or discussion thread :-) Go right ahead.
 
 
 

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