This class is devoted to assisting you in achieving your own unique sculptural bead designs using nature as our inspiration. Demonstrations will include simple to complex birds, single and multi-petal flowers, and butterflies. Techniques will include assembling complex canes, color mixing and overlays, temperature control and precision dot and stringer application.
Class is Monday August 6th through Friday August 10th. Class each day is from 10am to 6pm. There will be a lunch break around 1pm daily. We also offer a lunch plan for only $10 a day where our staff will deliver food that you choose from various local area restaurants.
This class is open to All Levels of Experience. However, some flameworking experience is recommended.
This class is open to all levels of experience. Payment plans available. Go to our deposit page at https://glassaxis.org/depositand make a deposit for at least $200.00. Make sure you specify in the note section which class. Workshop must be paid in full 30 days prior to class starting.
For questions and concerns, email [email protected] or call 614-291-4250. To register visit: https://glassaxis.org/product/nature-glass-sculptural-bead-techniques-soft-glass-kim-fields-aug-6-10/
About the Artist
Kim Fields graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Advertising. She went on to build a career in television production, winning three Emmy Awards while at Chicago’s superstation – WGN-TV. Throughout her career, Kim continued to explore numerous outlets for expressing her passion for the arts.
On a whim, in 1999, Kim took a beginner’s lampworking class. Just a year later she found that working with glass was so fulfilling, she decided to leave her 20- year corporate career behind and devote herself completely to the art of glass beadmaking and jewelry design. Kim has taught at many of the most prestigious glass studios throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe and Japan. Her recent work can be seen at shows, galleries, and in numerous publications.
Nature has always informed and inspired my creativity, and it is the primary influence for my beads. Through the colors and textures of each bead design, I strive to capture a small reflection of nature’s beauty. As a birdwatcher, birds are a natural inspiration and using a sculptural approach, I strive to capture the bird in greater detail. Lampworking is a growth process for me and I will continue to explore new ways to express myself through glass.