Teaching

Personal Lessons

I'm currently relocating my studio so I won't be giving any one-on-one lessons until that's completed. I hope it won't be much longer. Watch here and on Facebook for details!

Classroom Lessons

  • Beyond the Basics - Bump Up Those Beads!
    Glass Beadmaking -
    Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
    April 29-May 5, 2018
    John C. Campbell Folk School,  Brasstown NC
    Go beyond basic beadmaking as we learn to add new and exciting surface decoration. We'll transform little dots, make raised flowers, learn stringer control, and simply make glass sing! Each day we'll cover lots of tips and tricks that will help you improve your techniques. Beginners may join us, but some recent torch experience is advised. This class is not suggested for those sensitive to propane.
     
  • Introduction to Metal and Wire
    Jewelry - Beginner to Intermediate
    May 13-18, 2018
    John C. Campbell Folk School,  Brasstown NC
    Try a wide variety of techniques for making beautiful metal jewelry. Topics include wiring beads, wire weaving, creating Viking knit, chain making, ring making, drilling and riveting metal, adding color to metal components - along with modern wire design and a whole lot more! Also learn good safety habits and proper techniques that form an excellent foundation for creating your own treasures, departing with confidence to branch out on your own. Beginners welcome; good eyesight or magnification highly suggested. 
  • Holiday Lampwork Magic!
    Glass Beadmaking - Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
    December 2-8, 2018
    John C. Campbell Folk School,  Brasstown NC
    Co-teaching with Marjorie Langston!
    If you have previous beadmaking experience, treat yourself to something new - learn to make holiday-themed glass beads, ornaments, and decorations. We'll use both soft and borosilicate glass to create solid and blown pieces. Your designs are sure to become the family favorites on the tree and the most popular gifts under it! For advanced-beginning to intermediate students; no absolute beginners, please. Students should have some glass beadmaking experience - preferably recent.