Glass | Jewelry
My home and studio is in Downtown Martinez. I make glass beads, using Italian Moretti glass. This art form is called lampwork. The beads are formed over a torch using oxygen and propane, then placed in a kiln to anneal. The beads are slowly brought from 1000 degrees to room temperature.
I also make recycled tempered glass mosaics using salvaged canvas’s such as vintage windows and mirrors. My lampwork beads are often imbedded in these pieces to give a more 3D appearance.