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At 9:12am on November 3, 2010, Anne M. Fiala said…
Hi Tamra!

Sorry for my super late response.. Grad school is great! It is nice to be super busy doing what I love! I am really excited to come back to Lillstreet this winter! How are things with you?
At 10:35pm on October 4, 2010, Dawn Blair said…
Thank you so much for your compliments of my work. I am hoping to make friends with artists working in all mediums. And to be a positive voice for my medium. I really appreciate having positive feedback for metal smiths, especially, because in general working in wire seems to be down graded amongst folks who fabricate and cast. I will eventually be doing everything, but it is a matter of time and money. No classes in my city. And, it will take a chunk of money I simply don't have to pay for classes, gas to drive an hour and a half round trip for the classes, and for materials.

So, for now, I do the highest quality work I can possibly do within the confines of the medium I can afford to work in. I am excited for the future though, because I know I will eventually get to do it. I am settling for reading, watching videos, and listening to podcasts about every aspect of working with metals, from sterling, to 18K, to platinum, and all the various alloys.
At 10:17pm on October 4, 2010, Dawn Blair said…
I understand about the choice. I had to choose between cello and bassoon when I went to college. It just wasn't practical to major in two instruments and try to do art history and ceramics. They ALL require so much time. Now, it is even more difficult because I work full time, in neither field. I am very committed to both music and my jewelry. I am passionate to learn and do as much as possible with metals and stones, and all other materials. I love jewelry so much. It is difficult when I really only have from 6pm to midnight or 1am and I have to choose. I have pretty much been letting the fact of how many commissions I have on the work table vs. what gigs do I have to prepare for and how involved are they determine how I spend my evenings. I am always playing catch up.
At 2:32pm on October 2, 2010, Two Claws Jewelry said…
Congrats, you brainy beauty! "Crafthaus Features Fordite Feenom!"....more to come...
At 2:26pm on October 2, 2010, Anne M. Fiala said…
Hey there featured artist! :)
At 6:03pm on September 30, 2010, Islay Taylor said…
I Love love love the fordite pieces! Great to see someone using that 'stone!'
At 10:20am on September 25, 2010, Two Claws Jewelry said…
Hey, Hey! Tamra! You are everywhere! (and that's good!) Thanks......you're a good bud! Honored to call you friend!
At 9:16am on September 25, 2010, Lorrene Baum-Davis said…
Tamra, Thanks for friending me. I am honored. Your work is awesome and your brain is incredible. Hugs.
At 10:54am on March 21, 2010, Lorena Angulo said…
Hola Tamra!!!
Thanks for friending me too !!! ;-)
At 8:38am on March 21, 2010, Lora Hart said…
Good morning Dearheart. Wanna chat for a minute on FB?

Oh, and thanks for friending me here. :D
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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"

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