My work.. I am a glass artist.
Thats what I say when people ask me what I do. When I say Im a Lampworker people look at me strange or assume I make lamps...lol Lampworking has been around for thousands of years... its the art of creating glass beads over a torch flame . Each bead is created one at a time. I have been making beads for many years and still loving every minute I get so spend in my studio.
I start with rods of glass, I have hundreds of colors and I also mix my own custom colors, mandrels dipped in a ceramic kiln wash and my torch flame. I melt the glass around the mandrels, shaping and layering colors as I go..then off to the kiln for a long soak to insure strength .
Here are a few examples of my work...
You can see more of my work at http://www.littlecrowglass.com/
You can purchase my work at http://littlecrowglass.artfire.com