|Nancy Brooks||Sleepin Dog||Tazewell|
Although fused glass is the basis of my craft business, it continually leads me to other areas of exploration. The color, liquidity and variable nature of fused glass and other materials constantly invites innovation. Everybody has an idea - what fun to interpret by way of kiln fired glass! The possibilities of heat and gravity manipulation are endless!
|Kay Cook||Classy Glass||Radford|
I got hooked on glass as a medium three years ago after taking my first jewelry class. I love doing things that use a kiln, it is always like Christmas when you open them up. At least three layers of hand cut glass are carefully designed and placed in a kiln. It is then fired to 1500 degrees, slowly cooled to anneal properly, then reshaped if necessary and fire polished. I am finding glass a fascinating medium especially the dichroic, I always look for something new that someone will enjoy.
|Cherie Creger||CiCi's Beaded Art||Giles|
All of my jewelry is hand made using the highest quality beads and findings available. My bead work involves a variety of techniques that include bead weaving, stringing, wire wrapping and knotting. I love to use glass seed beads but I also use crystals, pearls, gemstones and whatever else catches my eye.
|Nancy Erikson||Nancy Erikson||Franklin|
The magical qualities of light passing through the shapes and layers of colors has drawn me to fused glass. My work is both functional and decorative. It includes vases, bowls, platters, plant picks and ornaments in varying shapes and sizes. I am drawn to bright, vibrant colors. The most common comment I hear about my work is that piece makes me smile. That makes me smile!
|Charlotte Faris||Charlotte Faris||Smyth|
During my winter in Florida I saw the most beautiful bracelet that had been handmade. I took several classes to learn the skill and became obsessed with making beaded bracelets. I also make necklaces, earrings, and rings.
|Janet Gunther||Janet Gunther||Washington|
Handwoven Miyuki beaded jewelry in spiral stitch, square stitch and right angle weave.
|Paul Harris||5 Points Studio||Pulaski|
My work consists primarily of Celtic designs and quilt patterns sized to serve as window decoration. I use bright, transparent or translucent colors chosen to maximize the effect of sunlight. I also produce a variety of suncatchers as well as larger pieces, such as cabinet doors, by commission.
|Sandy Hart-Davenport||Glass Garden||Washington|
I discovered the southern Appalachians while hiking on the Appalachian Trail with my husband in 1990. It was a life changing experience. Within the year we sold what we no longer needed, left our careers, and moved to Damascus. My work in glass is inspired by the natural beauty and cultural heritage of our mountains, and reflects my love of color and play of light.
I welcome your visit to my garden and home workshop. Please call ahead at 276-475-5054.
|Cheylynna & Jeff Hess||River Treasures||Russell|
We specialize in recovering, recycling, and upcycling, artifacts, found in Virginia Rivers, using them to make wearable art/jewelry. We primarily upcycle pieces of glass, porcelain, pottery, tile and dinner ware which my family finds while we are playing, canoeing, and fishing the splendid rivers in our mountains of Virginia. All our pieces are handmade in Virginia by one of the family. Once trash......now a one of a kind treasure! Thank you for viewing our store, God bless.
|Lance Hudnall||Light Fantastic Stained Glass||Carroll|
We have been “designing with light” since 1983. Our business plan is simple: we create beautiful glass art using quality materials, innovative designs and meticulous craftsmanship. 100% customer satisfaction is our goal. We specialize in: Original installation, restoration, and repair for churches. Panels for new homes, restaurant decor (Shoney's, Macado's, BT's, beveled doors, autonomous panels, Tiffany replica lamps. Local references upon request. Small panels start at $50.
|Larry Mitchell||Ladell Kilnformed Arts||Montgomery|
This studio uses glass as its major medium for artistic expression. Kilnformed glass is a fused glass or warm glass art. This studio paints with glass by fusing various colored glasses together to form an art panel which can be shelf displayed or hung by various modalities. Optionally Art panels are formed into bowls and plate for functional art. Moreover, this studio produces one-of-a-kind glass jewelry signed by the artist. This studio is a working glass studio and has an industrial flavor. You will be able to view the inventory at this facility.
|Carol Moore||Carol Ingram Moore||Wise|
Fused glass artist creating unique original art jewelry as pendants,rings, earrings, or pins. Pendants are embellished with gemstones or charms.
|Linda Osborne||Feel the Heat||Floyd|
|Marilynn Peacock||The Glass Peacock||Washington|
Marilyn Peacock has been creating unique stained glass designs for more than twenty years. Her working studio in historic Abingdon, Virginia serves as a retail outlet for her creations, from sun catchers to one-of-a kind works of art; it also serves as a classroom for her many students.
Free estimates are available for custom orders and repair work. Come visit this unique glass studio and see artisans at work at this age old craft.
|Carolyn Rogers||Hot Taffy Glassblowing||Franklin|
Hot Taffy Glassblowing is a visitor friendly glass shop located within the Grainery building in Rocky Mount, VA. We offer free demonstrations, classes, personal commissions, and so much more! Please come by and watch us work.
|Veronica Salfi||Veronica Salfi||Washington|
I make jewelry from many sorts of media including glass, gemstone, beads, crystal, pearl. I specialize in dichroic glass jewelry. Dichroic glass contains multiple micro-layers of metal oxides which give the glass dichroic optical properties. The invention of dichroic glass is attributed to NASA, nevertheless dichroic glass has been seen as far back as the 4th century AD as seen in the Lycurgus cup (a glass beaker in the British museum).
I had a successful career for 30 years in computer deployments for a major outsourcing company. I travelled extensively around the world and dedicated herself to problem solving and putting out fires on a daily basis. Needless to say this was no fun and very stressful.
Now, given the opportunity to retire, I am enjoying my real passion of creating stained glass pieces. After moving to Abingdon, Virginia I began taking classes from a renowned stained glass teacher. After mastering the techniques I began creating my own designs. My pieces include small and large window hangings, lanterns, floor lamps, kaleidoscopes, night lights, Christmas ornaments and other unique gift items. My specialty is arts and crafts mission style, geometric pieces and the use of other elements such as copper, agates, nuggets, sea shells, etc.
|Cathy Waters||Cathy Waters||Smyth|
After having seen stained-glass jewelry, I was able to utilize my stained glass class knowledge and produce earrings, pendants, chokers and bracelets.
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 9:00am
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 12:00am
Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 10:00am