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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
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 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
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James McKenna commented on Jennifer Dewey's photo
Jun 6, 2012
James McKenna commented on Jennifer Dewey's photo
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Acorn & White Oak Leaf Pendant - Jenn Dewey

"That's really beautiful, Jennifer. Happens acorns have special significance for my partner and me. I particularly like to see them with the leaf. Well-observed white oak leaf there!"
Jun 6, 2012
James McKenna commented on James McKenna's photo
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Console Table (side view)

"Thank you for the compliment. I built myself a bench and tried to go back to small scale: too frustrating. The beauty of large scale is that close enough is often close enough."
Jun 6, 2012
Jennifer Dewey commented on James McKenna's photo
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Console Table (side view)

"What a pleasure to gaze upon... beautiful work and welcome to Crafthaus! I hope to play with larger scale metals one day... currently jewelry - maquettes for future sculpture, possibly ;)"
Jun 6, 2012
James McKenna replied to Harriete Estel Berman's discussion IMAGINE: How Creativity Works in the group Inspiration!
"Maybe you have already seen the documentary about Milton Glaser, To Inform and Delight. Clearly a great mentor. Would love to have had him as a teacher."
Jun 5, 2012
James McKenna joined Brigitte Martin's group
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Inspiration!

Posts about the things that inspire us to make our work and to get out of a creative rut.See More
Jun 5, 2012
James McKenna commented on Mara Krumins's photo
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Uniitled #16

"Your collages are beautiful, Mara. I particularly like the grace and simplicity of this one. Tried collage in undergrad and never got the hang of it. Good work."
Jun 5, 2012
Mara Krumins commented on James McKenna's photo
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Console Table

"Beautiful table - love the design!"
Jun 5, 2012

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Loveland, Ohio USA
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I cut and weld in a basement storage room but bend metal rod on a vise mounted outside in the yard.
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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.
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At 12:34pm 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.

Please look around and add your thoughts to the groups, blogs and discussions. Crafthaus is a participatory sport!

Please note that ALL images sent to the website editor 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 (their peers,) 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! 

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Mixed media sculpture based on my son Ky's childhood.
Copper, earthenware, encaustic, mica, teeth, resin, patina.
10.5" x 14" x 8"

2008-09

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