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At 12:07pm on November 3, 2010, Michael Dale Bernard said…
Thanks Brigitte!
At 9:57am on November 3, 2010, Amber Aguirre said…
Oh yes...You know what I like!
At 10:05pm on October 31, 2010, Craig Vandeman said…
Thank you!
At 5:28pm on October 30, 2010, jacqueline harold said…
Thank you for your welcome and kind comments regarding my images/ I love my craft and my passion for it keeps me working hard! I am loving this site, there is much talent around us and makes for a happier life. Jacqueline Harold, Stoke on Trent UK
At 4:48pm on October 30, 2010, Thea Clark said…
Thanks Brigitte!
At 12:48pm on October 30, 2010, Two Claws Jewelry said…
Thank you, Brigitte, for both the compliment and the rec to view Stevie's work, I enjoyed both!
At 8:17am on October 28, 2010, Cappy Counard said…
Hi Brigitte. It is really great to be featured on crafthaus. Several colleagues and friends have gotten in touch with me this week because of it. Thank you. I hope all is well in Pittsburgh.
At 1:25pm on October 20, 2010, Dawn Blair said…
You are the best, Brigitte! You are totally right. I do have an academic art background, just not in jewelry. Art History and Ceramics. I did this while also going to music school (UMKC Conservatory). I will give all of this thought, and make extra efforts to find my missing flip cam....heehee...
Thanks for listening!

Dawn
At 12:37pm on October 20, 2010, Dawn Blair said…
Heehee... I am brand new to facebook... I was a hold out. One thing I know already... Facebook is way faster and more complicated than I am used to. I am still learning ;-)

The reason I posed the question I did, is that I wondered if I have a voice here... if people are interested at all. There are several reasons I wonder this is that. I am one of not very many people doing more or less "traditional" jewelry pieces. Also, I find that artists who fabricate and cast, and do all of those other metal techniques feel strongly that work being done in wire, unless it is highly conceptual work, is not valid, or at best, inferior. I am finding, in a traditional art school atmosphere, that my voice really isn't heard. I comment on people's work and ask questions, and most of the time it seems not to be appreciated. I love the work I do, and I know a lot about fabrication, casting etc. I just don't have the resources to set up that kind of studio. Nor, do I have the resources to set up a ceramics studio (something I am very skilled at).

So, that said... I just wanted to find out if people are even giving me a second glance. I don't need the validation. But, I am wanting to be involved with this community. I think it is really neat and I feel at home in an art community. I am inspired and always want to grow.
At 4:20pm on October 17, 2010, Glen S. Gardner said…
There,
I got my pictures back in plain sight. I just wish I had something NEW to show off.
At 10:57am on October 7, 2010, Mirla Fernandes said…
Hi Brigitte, thank you. Are you planning to attend the opening? I will be there. I am planning to write about it later in the Inside Brazil blog.

At 10:04am on October 5, 2010, Miriam Rowe said…
I just met a girl whose work would go well, I think- I'm sending her the submission info so hopefully you'll be getting one more soon too :)
At 9:59am on October 5, 2010, Marlene True said…
Hi Brigitte,
Thanks for posting about the SNAG online auction. We are working hard to make it a success!
At 7:46am on October 5, 2010, Miriam Rowe said…
Just saw your "Humor In Craft" notice on Designer Maker West Midlands- yay! Hope you've had some good UK responses :)
At 10:19am on October 3, 2010, Tamra Gentry said…
Brigitte, thank you for selecting me as a Featured Artist--I really appreciate it!
At 12:23pm on October 2, 2010, Reinette Greyling said…
Thank you, and thanks for the advice on the photo's
At 6:00am on October 2, 2010, Sonya Scott said…
Absolutely! My photos are on their way...I'm opening an exhibition in 5 days so it wont be long after that!
At 5:53am on October 2, 2010, Sonya Scott said…
Thank you ever so much Bridgette!
Best, Sonya
At 2:45pm on October 1, 2010, Shana Astrachan said…
So great and insightful talking wit you the other day! Thanks you!
At 12:09pm on September 26, 2010, Alexis Archibald said…
What a nice surprise to be featured!!! Thanks!!! Have a great rest of the weekend! -Lex (Alexis Archibald)

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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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