The fascinating part of my work as a contemporary glass beadmaker
is the "spiritual conversation" ... energetic connections. Every single
bead is hiding all kinds of feelings, new beginnings, fond memories, dreams,
crazy stories … a piece of the artist’s soul is captured within the bead and
“There is so much more, we don’t see …!” It's a real joy for me
to make eyes think, ... create beads who are touching your soul.
Music & languages are the primary influences for my work. Melting glass with rhythm
and sound is always very expressive. It’s awesome to work with such a stubborn
material which combines steeliness and creaminess at the same time. With its filigree
fragility and its unbelievable durability glass has its own melody. It’s wonderful
to see the brilliant dance of glass within the flame – each step leads the bead
closer to its final destination … its purpose – … you just know that everything
is connected. Time moves with you and you find yourself in a place where moment
and memory meet. The whole process feels like old fashioned poetry: At times glorious,
sometimes discordant but always a whole.
Looking at my handmade lampwork beads
is always thrilling. They don’t appear sterile nor inapproachably but lively and
free… they are full of power and energy with their own charisma. I’m thankful
for something mysterious I design with my hands, my eyes and my intuitive sensibility.
EXHIBITIONS / SHOWS 2010
28th & 29th August 2010
"7th Annual Bead Fair"
The Bonded Warehouse
Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 4 LU
60 rue de l’Impératrice
EXHIBITIONS . INDEX
"Tiny but subtle - New Jewelry made of glass" (Part II)
Glasmuseum Immenhausen . Germany
"TEMPEST" - International Invitational Glass Bead Exhibition . Stourbridge
GBUK BEAD FAIR . Stourbridge . UK
PISMO Fine Art Glas Gallery "Annual Invitational" . Denver .
"OUT OF THE BOX - Pushing the Boundaries of the Glass Bead"
Ohio Glass Museum, Lancaster, OH . USA
Bead and Button, Milwaukee, WI . USA
Frank Bette Center for the Arts, Alameda, CA . USA
"GLASS BECOMES JEWELRY" . Galerie am Museum . Frauenau . D
"L'air et L'eau" . Musée-Atelier du Verre . Sars-Poteries . France
2005 / 2006
Museum of Applied Art . Cologne
"Creating Glass Beads" by Lark Books . USA
"Tempest" . Exhibition Cataloque . UK
"Out of the Box" . Exhibition Cataloque . USA
"Artist Spotlight" . Bead Release . USA
"L'air et L'eau" . Exhibition
Cataloque . Musée-Atelier du Verre . France
"For the Collector: Going to the Dogs!" . Bead Release . USA
"Magic Color Reactions" . Spotlight . USA
Kaarster Stadtjournal . D
Corina's FritPoster . USA