Thursday, March 4, 2010

My work....

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 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

You can purchase my work at


  1. Very pretty beads. Thanks for following my blog!

  2. I love, love, love your beads. One of my boys loves pigs soooo much that we no longer eat pork at home!?! Off to visit your AF shop - London