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Do you consider yourself a professional, student or emerging artist. Are you a gallery, school, organization or guild?
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In what area of the metal arts do you work?
other
Tell us about your education.
In 2003, I was busy working on a math-based thesis for my MBA at the University of New Brunswick. Looking for a bit of relief from the stress of writing the thesis, I began dabbling in jewellery design, experimenting with silver and semi-precious stones. I became so captivated by the processes involved in working with silver that the thesis ended up being behind schedule. A friend commented that the jewellery-making was not "anti-stress" but "anti-thesis" and thus Antithesis Designs was born.

Of course, I did finish my thesis and graduated with a Masters Degree in Business in 2004. Now, four years later, Antithesis Designs is thriving as I continue to design, create and sell my jewellery. I also teach the art of silver wire and chainmaille.

Although I prefer the properties of sterling silver, I also work with fine silver, gold, gold filled wire and copper.
Share some of your career highlights or goals.
In the past two years I have decreased my working hours outside my craft and have also increased income from sales of jewellery.

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At 7:03am on May 21, 2009, Pam Frail said…
I haven't committed at this point , but haven't ruled it out. Were you happy with the NYC scouting results?
At 6:27pm on May 20, 2009, Pam Frail said…
Hi Deborah,
I sat with you at an ACTS seminar and first met you at NSDCC summer market. Just thought I'd say Hi! Will you be coming this summer ?
At 10:15am on March 22, 2009, Catherine Crowe said…
Thanks so much Deborah - this is just what I need!
 
 
 

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