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James McKenna left a comment for Mateo Hao
"Hi, Mateo. I see you're in furniture design. That's great! Few furniture guys on Crafthaus, so it's nice to have a new addition. I'm looking forward to seeing your work. James"
Aug 21, 2012
James McKenna left a comment for Drew Markou
"Hi, Drew. I see you make furniture in addition to your work in jewelry. That's great to see. Those of us who make larger scale work are in the minority here at Crafthaus. I hope you find the site useful, and I look forward to seeing your work.…"
Jul 31, 2012
James McKenna left a comment for Emily Zilber
"Hi, Emily. It's great to see a curator on the site. We share a lot of encouraging comments with each other, but I hope you will a provide a different slant, with outside criticism we can use to improve our work. I hope you find the people and…"
Jul 31, 2012
Greg Gehner left a comment for James McKenna
"James,  Thanks for your comments about my work. Your arched table legs are sweet.  Nice clean arcs, I really like how they are layered. Best,  Greg Gehner"
Jun 26, 2012
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Jun 26, 2012
James McKenna commented on Greg Gehner's photo
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MH Patio Chair

"Love the combined grace and function of this piece. Your work is a pleasure to look at."
Jun 26, 2012
James McKenna commented on Greg Gehner's photo
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TONGUE AND GROOVE Side Table

"Saw this in 500 tables. Wonderful use of the tools and beautiful piece overall."
Jun 26, 2012
James McKenna replied to Angelina Ciulik's discussion Researching mediums outside of your primary, for inspiration in the group Inspiration!
"I watched that movie a while back and it is, as you say, amazing. Trying to get out of my head, though, I took a different tack and started a figure drawing group. My primary work is in steel and I draw abstracts, but I have this idea that practice…"
Jun 13, 2012
James McKenna commented on Greg Gehner's photo
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SLOT Side Table (detail)

"I love the detailing. Wish I could see the whole table."
Jun 13, 2012
James McKenna commented on Greg Gehner's photo
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SOLID Table

"I like how, despite it's massive top and aggressive support connections, the table has a lightness about it. The machined top and round supports make a nice contrast. Beautiful."
Jun 13, 2012
James McKenna commented on Marcus Sabathil's photo
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Float Wall Shelf

"Beautiful how the texture and form of the glass attracts attention away from the support, making it truly float."
Jun 13, 2012
James McKenna commented on Marcus Sabathil's photo
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Glass Leg Table

"This is a wonderful take on the usual glass top table. Beautiful texture in the legs."
Jun 13, 2012
James McKenna commented on Ross Annels's photo
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Tuchekoi table

"I love the delicate curves of this table."
Jun 13, 2012
James McKenna commented on Ross Annels's photo
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Sapling #2 chair

"Another gem of simplicity. The bare function beautifully made. Thanks for making such beautiful objects."
Jun 13, 2012
James McKenna commented on Ross Annels's photo
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Kim's Table

"I really like the simple grace of this table, with the minimum to hold it up and make it function. Beautiful!"
Jun 13, 2012
James McKenna and Harriete Estel Berman are now friends
Jun 13, 2012

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Loveland, Ohio USA
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
I cut and weld in a basement storage room but bend metal rod on a vise mounted outside in the yard.
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
I'm an independent artist working in my spare time. I've worked steel for four years now. I also draw abstracts and was a semi-pro photographer before I started in steel. I left art school decades ago for a writing career. My goal is to reenter the art world.
Your website, DIRECT flickr or DIRECT facebook links where your work can be seen.
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3935126655159.2171089.1189...

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At 12:49pm on March 21, 2014, Glen Guarino said…

Please look at our call for our next online Crafthaus show, A Midsummer Day's Dream.

We hope you will consider emailing a submission of your work

http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/a-midsummer-day-s-dream

Feel free to share with other artists & your college students.

Best Regards,

Glen & Marie

At 7:06pm on June 26, 2012, Greg Gehner said…

James, 

Thanks for your comments about my work.

Your arched table legs are sweet.  Nice clean arcs, I really like how they are layered.

Best, 

Greg Gehner

At 1:34pm on June 3, 2012, Brigitte Martin said…

Hello James,

Welcome to crafthaus, the network for fine craft artists and those who support them! I am very glad you joined us! Your crafthaus membership is valid through June 15, 2013.

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