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Serena Smith Lampwork

Serena Smith Lampwork

Serena Smith Lampwork

The Dalles, Oregon

ARTIST STATEMENT

I had always been interested in art and took classes at university. But when I took my first glass class in lampwork bead making (1991) that was it. I bought a torch and moved out of my bedroom to turn it into a studio.

While getting my BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, I learned a lot about the different methods of glass work from blowing to casting and have experimented with incorporating my first love lampwork (glass melted with a torch) with just about every other glass working technique.

My beads are inspired by nature and my love of flowers and the garden, as well as the beautiful colors available in glass. The beads are hand crafted one at a time, shaped with simple tweezers and marvering tools. The glass is sculpted just like clay, only at about 2000 degrees.

Currently I make my living making and selling glass beads, and also making fine art pieces in fused and cast glass.

THIS ARTIST SPECIALIZES IN:

Functional, Non-Functional, Figural, Sculptural, Organic, Contemporary, Country, Traditional, Decorative, Jewelry, Garden, Bright, Colorful, Earthy, Green, Indigo, Pink, Purple, Orange, Red, Turquoise, White, Yellow, Sculpted, Glass, Lampwork, Torch, Beads

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