nisa blackmon
  • Bloomington, IL
  • United States
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Bloomington, IL
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Illinois Wesleyan University and my home studio
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Biology lab coordinator by day, metalsmith by night
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At 10:34am on August 26, 2016, Brigitte Martin said…
At 9:08am on December 12, 2015, Brigitte Martin said…

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At 9:11pm on April 29, 2014, anne havel said…

hi nisa, thanks so much! it was just great to teach with you and get to connect.  you're so calm and confident and i'm trying to draw inspiration from your presentation.  let's keep in touch!

At 3:05pm on September 28, 2013, Christine Simpson Forni said…

Thanks Nisa! That piece took about three months to make. That one was for myself, but I of course sold it :) I really enjoyed your workshop. You are  a great instructor.

At 12:01pm on November 27, 2012, Courtney Denise Lipson said…

Your metalwork is a wonderful synthesis of your day and night jobs!  Each piece a specimen on display. 

At 6:42pm on November 5, 2012, Leisa Rich said…

Good to connect...why wait....take a class or two in fibers now and mix it in with your work! 

At 7:32pm on November 2, 2012, Billie Jean Theide said…

You're a featured artist! C O N G R A T S ! ! !

At 8:17pm on October 8, 2012, Wendy McAllister said…

Thank you for kind comments Nisa. I really enjoyed looking at images of your work...particularly the Everglades work. Wendy

At 3:11pm on April 13, 2011, Anne M. Fiala said…
Wow.. that sounds great!  Very interesting!  I can't wait to see the end results! :)
At 11:20am on April 13, 2011, Anne M. Fiala said…
Thanks Nisa!  I'd love to see what you have been working on lately! Do you have any pics?

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