Type of Work: Beads
Diane S Cain artist statement After graduating from UNCG with a major in art I taught art in public junior high school for three years. After moving to Winston-Salem, I worked as a mechanical designer until retirement. Over the years I've taken many art/craft classes at the Sawtooth Center for Visual Arts as well as William Holland School of Lapidary Arts, Penland and others. I occasionally teach at the Sawtooth. In that time, I discovered that I really enjoyed making jewelry the most. While I enjoyed working in metals, my love of color led me to take a lampwork class making glass beads with a torch. I was totally seduced by a mysterious medium which is a liquid when heated and a solid at room temperature. I love, love, love the saturated colors of glass not to mention transparency, depth and a fluidity of movement. For me lampworking glass is like an very enjoyable meditation done using a 2000 degrees torch flame. When you make beads and cabachons however you still need to do something with them to make them wearable. I took a workshop with Joyce Scott (internationally known glass bead artist) in glass seed bead weaving and embellishment. I am now happily retired and making primarily jewelry using my Lampworked glass and many, many small beads from a thirty year collection.
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