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Jan Smith commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Main St. and University Ave. - Charity White (Ceramics)
"Interesting work Charity,at first glance I doubt I would have realized the impact the middle arm on the bench would have for people.  I'll be interested to see how it affects public policies and aid for the marginalized people in the…"
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"thanks Brigitte look forward to seeing you in vancouver!"
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Reconstructing Our Second Skin: Gender in Contemporary Jewelry

In this crafthaus blog, I explore the intersection between gender and jewelry with a three-prong approach: interviewing artists who do not shy away from words like “gender issues,” “feminism,” and “sex”; analyzing the work of said artists and the reach of their work via questionnaires; and reinvigorating conversation about gender in jewelry by putting together an online exhibition.See More
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Jan Smith commented on The Justified Sinner's blog post Memento Mori and Bedlam
"the Memento Mori Collection is amazing!  thank you for sharing.  "
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At 10:42am on June 8, 2016, Brigitte Martin said…

Looking forward to seeing you too!

At 7:20am on June 8, 2016, Brigitte Martin said…

Thanks for signing up again with crafthaus. Your active membership is valid through July 15, 2018.

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At 4:14pm on January 27, 2013, Leslie A. Schug said…

Hi Jan, The enamel on steel pieces are great! Thanks for friending me...Leslie

At 7:49pm on August 19, 2012, anne havel said…

since i'm in vermont, i'm actually closer to toronto than you, it would appear.  i'm pondering driving instead of flying so i might take the fam with me.  but school is still in session, so i'll have to weigh that.  have getting the passports penciled in for late fall so i'll have them on time.  i've never been to toronto so i'm excited about going.  i'm glad you'll be there.  i have to make time to meet up with you to just chat.  i love your work and would love to just talk.  thanks so muhc.  anne

At 8:06pm on August 8, 2012, anne havel said…

hope i'll see you there too.  are you far from toronto?  i believe you are in canada, but i don't know where.

At 1:23pm on July 28, 2012, Patsy Kay Kolesar said…

Thanks so much Jan!  Your enamel work is incredible, so it means a lot to have a compliment from you! Yes, I hope to be at the next guild meeting.  Enjoy your summer, Patsy. 


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