Valerie Masterman
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Valerie Masterman is now a member of crafthaus
Nov 2, 2009

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Where do you live ? City, State and Country
Austin Texas
Place of Work ? Example: Studio, College, Gallery, Museum, ...)
Creative Side
I am a .... Example: Student, Maker, Educator, etc.
Themes include sexuality and organic shapes
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At 6:46am on November 2, 2009, Brigitte Martin said…
Welcome to crafthaus, the network for artists and fine craftsmen/women ! I am very glad you joined us !

Please add your thoughts to the blogs and discussion forums that are already posted. Of course, if there is something else you'd much rather talk about, please add that to the site so that the rest of us can chime in.

I really hope you will enjoy being with this network, and will find the exchanges interesting and fun. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it, for sure.

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Finally, if there are ever any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to email me via anytime. I will do my best to be of help.

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Brigitte Martin
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