Welcome to the Journey Beads website!

               

About Journey Beads

I started making glass beads just over eight years ago when I took a class with Joanne Andrighetti.  I had been collecting glass beads (such as Trollbeads; I hate to admit it, but I still do!)  for a few years before that and I really wanted to create my own so decided I would look for a class to do just that.  I absolutely love it!!  Other creative endeavours of mine have come and gone but glass is here to stay!

Currently I have a small studio set up in my garage in Ladner, and I work a several times a month at Andrighetti Glass co-located with the Terminal City Glass Co-Op.  I have taken classes with Damaris Oakley (redroom artglass studio in Nanaimo), Amy Waldman Smith, Terri Caspary Schmidt, Hayley Tsang Sather, and will continue taking classes with people that inspire me.  I have been very lucky to have seen amazing demonstrations by Kimberly Affleck, Heather Trimlett, Astrid Reidel and Corina Tettinger.

I have a BA in Art History with a minor in Medieval studies, and I am continuing part-time art history and bead research studies at UBC; I am planning on incorporating some of my medieval studies and art forms into my beads.

One of the wonders about working with glass is that you will never stop learning and being amazed.  They are like gifts that are unveiled every time you take them out of the kiln.

I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do!

What's New?

Nanoose Bay

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Nanoose Bay Art in the Garden

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Astrid Riedel

Getting excited – we’re heading to Sedona on Sunday so that I can take a class with Astrid at the Melting[...]

Zentangle

I’ve taken a couple Zentange classes – today I hosted one at our house with a bunch of friends. I’m[...]

JCC Zack Gallery

Today is the last day of the TCGC glass exhibit at the Jewish Cultural Center Zack Gallery – We’re off this[...]

Glass Poetry!

We attended the Zack Gallery tonight (where the TCGC Glass exhibit is on) to catch the Art & Poetry evening. It[...]

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