Beads and Lampworking
This exhibition endeavours to delve a little deeper into the intimacy of the artist working with lampworking or beadmaking techniques.
The artists below unravel the intense level of detail and delicacy required to achieve these tiny and fragile works of art, each one unique and laboriously decorated, and worked into an object of vivid colour and visual abundance.
We hope you enjoy this show and the artists who have been selected to take part.
Soda Lime Glass, Enamel and 24 Carat Gold Lampworked Disk Beads.
From a series of work encapsulating the swirl and movement of the sea; inspired by Ionian Islands. Flame-worked Bullseye glass beads, hand cut Bullseye glass disc, tack fused with Bullseye glass beads, sterling silver beads and findings.
Disc 40mm x 40mm Glass beads range from 70mm-120mm
This bead is a lampworked glass bead incorporating the use of
silver glass with deep encasement. The bead hole is lined with 5mm Sterling Silver tubing.
Lamp-worked borosilicate glass rod installation. Site specific work for
Siobhan Davies dance studios in Elephant and Castle. Dimensions: (l) 2.75m x (w) 1.5m x (h) 2m
"Fishes" is a set of large lampwork lentils (diameter 25mm) and nuggets of
original design, created with Effetre glass, fine stringer and hand-pulled
murrini; the beads have been etched.
"William & Kate's wedding" inspired a flower selection for them.
This Dragon hangs on the wall and is 56cm long x 35cm wide.
Lampworked boro with fired metal laustre colour
The first artificial satellite to be put into Earth's orbit by Soviet Union on 4 October 1957.
The unanticipated announcement of Sputnik 1's success precipitated the Sputnik crisis in the United
States and ignited the Space Race, a part of the larger Cold War. The Sputnik launch was a single event,
it marked the start of the Space Age.
Three Wise Owls is part of Elena's up and coming collection of glass beads
Flameworked borosilicate glass tuding with pure silver fuming, engraved using a diamond lathe.
Fumed Borosilicate & Engraved Bead, Rachel Elliott Glassworks
Description: Although technically quite basic, these beads sum up my
beadmaking style: using beautiful colours and simple shapes to produce wearable, desirable art.
Lampwork glass beads using Effetre glass and fine silver, grit-tumbled for a soft matte finish. I've always loved collecting stones from the beach, and these are simulated beach pebbles handmade from glass.
Beads measure 12mm x 12mm
Made February 21, 2012
Keren Panthaki vasdea.com
Peacock Dreams - Pendant
Soda Lime glass
Lampwork and fine silver flowers
Sectional lampworked Borosilicate glass sunflower pendant, made March 2012 @ FoxGlass studio, Powys.
Large focal flameworked glass bead made with Italian soft glass. It is 2cm x 2cm and decorated in fine & sterling silver.
Soda glass, flameworked marble, diameter 37mm
6 meters x 5 meters x 5.8 meters