Dawn M. Miller
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  • Toledo, OH
  • United States
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Artist Statement...

My artwork is riddled with symbolism and hidden meanings, and everything I create has a purpose. Every motif or series holds a universal expression, and it must tell the reader a story while serving a function. The majority of my influences stem from ancient cultures that were not only connected to nature, but who also took pride in craftsmanship. They knew something most contemporary humans do not, quality not quantity. At the time jewelry items were created using traditional methods. Life was much simpler then, and mass production was not a factor. Their items of adornment revolved around realities, legends, and myths. By creating superstitions around these fabrications, they would transform wearable items into psychological entities. The jewelry and clothing they wore affected their thought patterns as well as behavior, and would also greatly reflect in their rituals. My passion is to merge and integrate these old meanings with our modern time. I have made it my mission to research the ancient spirituality that has been lost to most of us for a long time... By valuing modesty and kindness, I have devoted myself to society by using my art as an influence. It is my hope to create a sort of revolution; that one day my work may bring all of us back to Mother Earth. I Feel the further we stray from nature; the more our civilization will crumble as we strive for something to believe in. Within these fallen crumbs lies a message; one may doubt a higher power, but energy will always exist.


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Toledo, OH
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I'm not only a metalsmith... I draw and paint as well.

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At 3:20pm on July 15, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…
You are very welcome, enjoy !!
At 9:34am on July 15, 2011, Andrew Kuebeck said…
Congrats on being featured.  Your work really looks great!  Hope you're well.
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At 5:56pm on February 8, 2010, Teresa Perry said…
Where is that new work??? I wanna SEE IT!!!! HAHA, Miss you Hon!
At 6:18am on October 5, 2009, Rickson said…
Dawn, thank you so much for your insight into my pieces. Very helpful.
Your work is spectacular. It really shows all of your thoughts in your artist statement. I can see all the care and energy that went into your work. I really appreciate your philosophies and believe in your passion. Well done!
At 11:08am on September 29, 2009, Tom Muir said…
Thank you Dawn. It was great to have you as a student and I hope we will continue to see you in the future. Thanks also for the new CD of your wonderful work.
At 12:55pm on March 11, 2009, Rickson said…
Hi Dawn,

I was so excited to meet you because I am going to a jewellery show this weekend, but alas, it is not SNAG. I am going to Munish to see Schmuck. I will hopefully make it to SNAG when I am back in North America next year. I am so glad you like my work. I have a new necklace you might like, I should have pictures soon.

I LOVE your profile picture, your corsette and necklace are devine. I look forward to meeting you one day. :)


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Web Site, and Sheet Metal Corsets!

Posted on March 17, 2011 at 11:49am 1 Comment

Finally, It's done!


My web site - proper web site that is!


Just still have to add music, but it is up and running! Finally!


Building a site is harder than I thought it would be! No wonder they charge so much.


Well, here it is - the link:




I hope anyone who reads this,…


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