hand crafted art glass beads and fine art jewellery

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I come from a very creative family. My mother has always been a major artistic influence on me. She was an artist when I was young, and then became a Potter, as well as a major dabbler in all things art and craft. Dad was a Carpenter and musician and taught the guitar. I look back and think about that wonderful environment and feel privileged to have experienced it. One thing I learned was to set no limits or boundaries for your art and to experiment, I also learned to find inspiration everywhere. I was always drawn to bright shiny things & when I think back I was always wearing jewellery so it has been a natural progression for me to be making & teaching in this unique medium.

After my oldest daughter was born, I started my artistic odyssey into Photography, and followed interests in victorian crafts and tassle making. I continued sampling different crafts like mosaics and ceramic painting and then finally started making my own jewellery. After travelling to New Zealand on holidays, I saw some fantastic Paua Shell jewellery there and decided to use this in my jewellery.

While looking for beads on the internet for my victorian crafts, I came across lampwork beadmaking in the US and was totally enthralled. I was lucky enough to be able to attend a 2 day workshop on glass beadmaking in 2004. I haven't looked back and find my journey into glass beadmaking and all facets of glasswork one of the most interesting and fulfilling artforms I have ever come across. I feel I have finally found my medium and I am challenged and captivated by the glass every time I use it. I am inspired to make jewellery by the beads and glass & being a jewellery designer inspires me to make the beads - the perfect symbiotic relationship!!!

I hope you enjoy sharing this journey with me.

Tracy A. Brown

 

OUR EXCLUSIVE BRISBANE

ARTGLASS BEADMAKING & TEACHING STUDIO

IS NOW OPEN at my home...

Please phone/text or email to arrange a visit time.

Phone: Mob: 0414-874-382

Current Brisbane Classes Available at your convenience:

"Introduction to Glass Beadmaking" - Our introduction to this amazing & addictive art form - a one day class that covers the Safety issues, a discussion about glass & is the starting point for making a few basic beads. Designed as an introduction & a fun play with the glass!!! Cost $ 175 per person.

"The next step in Glass Beadmaking" - Our follow on classes to the introductory class, and is the "next step" on your beadmaking & glass journey. More techniques are demonstrated and then practiced by you. This is a full day on the Torch and has been designed to give you the maximum benefit from your time. These "Next Step" classes are offered on an ongoing basis where we take you through numerous techniques with the aim of building your skill base in working with the glass. Cost $175 per person.

" Torch Time & Hourly Tuition " - These booked times are tailored around your busy schedule and are designed to give you confidence & solid skill based training in working with the glass. Cost $25/per hour per person.

" Intermediate techniques and Glass Reactions" - Further techniques with the glass are demonstrated to hone your skills, with intermediate & more advanced techniques being introduced to you. Cost - POA.

" Jewellery (Jewelry) Making Classes"

Take your skills to the next step with beginner and intermediate Jewellery making classes at Wildlight Studios.

" 2 hour Jewellery Making Class combined Package includes: "

Materials to make a Bracelet, Earrings & Necklace, Possible Glass Beadmaking Demo, Tuition; including a discussion on materials, Class Notes including tips and tricks.

Package Cost: $85.00 including Kit

"Bracelet Class" - A two hour class teaching how to make a twisted wire Bracelet and some other tips and tricks....choose your feature beads from out extensive range of handmade Lampwork artglass beads;

Cost: $69.00 including basics for Bracelet

"Earrings Earrings Earrings" - A 2 hour class teaching various types of earrings from tiger tail to twisted wire loop earrings....make 5 plus Earring pairs on the day.

Cost: $ 69.00 including basics for Earrings

" Silk Cord Wrap Slider Bracelet" - Make a Bracelet using beautiful hand died silk cord, lampwork slider beads, and other large hole beads. Your choice of Bali silver or Base metal kits.

Cost $ 49.00 including Kit

More Info.....

These Beginner Glass Beadmaking Classes are designed as a comprehensive introduction to glass beadmaking as well as a fun play with the glass. The class runs from 9.30am to approximately 4.00pm. The cost of the class is just $175.00 for the day. This includes all materials, use of all equipment, tuition & class notes. I cover the safety issues involved with using a torch, melting hot glass & using gas etc., as well as introducing you to the properties of glass and other interesting facets of glass beadmaking.

Our Next Step or Follow-on Classes aim to continue building your skill levels and increasing your confidence with the torch and glass. These classes are designed to work at your pace to help you achieve your personal goals. The cost is again just $175.00 for the day.

Further follow on and Intermediate Classes are available in my Exclusive Brisbane Studio during the week as well as on weekends. I am also offering "torch time" and "hourly tuition" to help fine tune your skills and techniques. From time to time I will be offering specialist classes with "Guest Artists" that truely are not to be missed!!!

If you are interested in booking a class, please contact me to make a booking & arrange a deposit to secure your spot in the class. My maximum class number is 10 students.

Phone: Mob: 0414-874-382

email: wildlightstudio@optusnet.com.au or thru the website email system.

For Classes outside of Brisbane, please contact Me:

 

The Studio taking shape...

 

 

And the Studio Today......(closed 31.1.2014)

 

Making glass beads at home & recent Class photo's:

This year I am offering Beadmaking classes in Brisbane as well as through Flying Arts Queensland which means I can travel to most places in Queensland & Northern NSW to run booked classes. Please contact Flying Arts Queensland (www.flyingarts.org.au) if you are interesting in a 2 day Beadmaking workshop for beginners or intermediate..

My old home beadmaking area....making beads

making a floral barrel bead

adding stringer decoration

My Mobile Glass Beadmaking workshops... this one was held at Crystal Park in Brisbanes South

 

 

Students enjoy comprehensive tuition & hands on experience with the torch

 

 

Come and have a fun play with the glass!!!

 

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