"Thank you for the compliment, Valerie. I noticed that you took class(es) at Haystack. Love that inspirational place and makes me crave that feeling of being submersed in a creative environment with lots of new ideas and techniques being…"
"Great point to analyzing failure not just from a financial perspective.
I've seen many artists have a hard time keeping their lines cohesive. It's easy to get excited about something new or different and not realize that it…"
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Valerie A. Heck Jewelry
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I am a jewelry maker and was a student at the New Approach School for Jewelers, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Towson University. I am currently taking an ornamental hand engraving class at the New Approach School for Jewelers and I'm loving it. It's a hard technique that takes years of practice but the engraving is beautiful!
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Thank you for the compliment, Valerie. I noticed that you took class(es) at Haystack. Love that inspirational place and makes me crave that feeling of being submersed in a creative environment with lots of new ideas and techniques being explored...
"I'm pretty sure I know the online incident you are referring to Brigitte, it really shocked me too. Like Peggy, I enjoyed the technical discussions and information exchanged, but was always very confused by the odd and rather constant…"
"Everyone listening to this post by Brigitte also has the power to make the change they want to see. If you see a comment that you think might be misunderstood, you could ask for clarification or correction from the writer.
If a post your started has…"
"I did not see the post that Brigitte (and some others) have referred to, but have noticed this phenomena on several discussion forums. It is very unfortunate that this situation seems to repeatedly happen. There are discussion forums that I…"
"Hmmm...pretty sure I know which donnybrook inspired this post. While I lurked there for the valuable information, I often found the commentary divisive, so I never participated. Why is it so difficult for some people to practice common…"
"Really happy to see this post Brigitte. Coming from a 'recent student' perspective, it is incredibly harsh to have 'professionals' in the field (who you generally admire) be unsupportive of the new craftsmen. We have…"
"Victoria, I am very sorry to hear about your experience, unfortunately, as you know, yours is not an isolated case. The response one typically receives when speaking up is to "just grow a thicker skin." Guess what, me growing a thicker…"
"Well said, Brigitte!Unfortunately, I think I know precisely what forum you are speaking of. I was bullied there and told the bully I took offense at their comment. It only became worse and as you said, their buddies jumped in to cheer them on. It…"
I witnessed a bunch of troublesome ‘discussions’ this past week. Not on crafthaus and not directed at me personally, but troublesome nevertheless. They also weren’t real discussions either, as in: a respectful exchange of opinions where one side hears the other out. It…
REFINED is a biennial exhibition of jewelry and metalwork hosted by the Art Metals program in the School of Art at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA) since 1998. The exhibition is held in the 1332…