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“Ablaze” in Vancouver at Terminal City Glass Co-op

I attended a four day multi-instructor class at the Terminal City Glass Co-op.  Fabulous studio and a well organized event.

Four days of 9-9 instruction, bead demo and torch time as well as ancillary classes in the evening.

Our Four Fantastic Instructors. Alexx Cheng, Corina Tettinger, Janice Peacock and Margaret Zinser
Corina Tettinger – Stringer Control demo
Corina’s Lilly beads
Margaret Zinser – Painted enamel bead demo
Margaret’s enamel Butterflies
Janice Peacock – Vessel bead demo
Alexx Cheng – Dichro Bead demo

Each instructor had their own signature beads and openly shared their techniques and expertise.

Group Photo from Ablaze – such a fun and welcoming group!

Mike Frantz generously gifted all the students with a fresh glass stash. Thanks Mike!

A huge thank you to the organizers and sponsors, Ablaze was a success and I hope to attend next year!

 

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Silver Chemistry Class

On November 22, 2016 I had the opportunity to take a class from Holly Cooper – visiting artist from Austin, Texas.  Her beads are painstakingly detailed and absolutely stunning!  She shared several of her self-discovered methods with us and we spent the day playing at the torch.

 

Holly Cooper's Class demo beads
Holly Cooper’s class demo beads

 

 

Amazing fine detailed stringer work!

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Wave Beads

This new series of “Wave beads”, inspired by Hokusai’s wave prints.  I revisited notes from a class I took six (6) years ago and began experimenting with new glass colors recently released.  I’m really pleased with the results and will continue to play!

Wave pendant
Wave pendant
Hokusai's Wave Print
Hokusai’s Wave Print
Wave beads
Wave beads
Periwinkle wave pendant
Periwinkle wave pendant

 

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Class at Bedrock with Claudia Trimbur-Pagel

In October I was one of ten lucky students to take a class at Bedrock with Claudia Trimbur-Pagel from France.  She is an amazingly talented artist and a fabulous instructor.  She showed us every stage of the bead processes she uses and walked around giving each student personal time, attention and helpful tips.   Her graphic designs and detailed stringer work, were definitely something to aspire too! A special thanks to Kathy at Bedrock for making all the arrangements that allowed us this opportunity.

Claudia's bead demo
Claudia’s bead demo
Trout Bead
I had fun blowing shards for the Sandpiper Bead
I had fun blowing shards for the Sandpiper Bead
Sandpiper Bead
Sandpiper Bead
Sand Piper Demo
Claudia's Face Bead - love the detailed eyes and hair!
Claudia’s Face Bead – love the detailed eyes and hair!
Claudia's Beautiful Window Fish Bead
Claudia’s Beautiful Window Fish Bead
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Artwalk, June 21, 2014

I attended the Red Deer Artwalk Festival on June 21st in Rotary Park East.  It started out rainy and a bit windy, luckily the sun came out late morning making for a perfect day to be outside.  The Artwalk committee had everything organized to a “T”, and we enjoyed a fabulous day of art and live music. 

Artwalk T-Shirts
Artwalk T-Shirts
Setting up and getting ready for the Artwalk!
Setting up and getting ready for the Artwalk!
Charmed Beads Booth
Charmed Beads Booth
Artwalk Shoppers
Artwalk Shoppers
Taking a closer look!
Taking a closer look!
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A variety of art booths, everything from paintings, ceramics, handmade journals, photography and handcrafted accessories.