Our resident lampwork artist is Amy Bland. Amy took her first lampworking class in 2004. She knew immediately that this would be an art form she could enjoy for many years to come. In addition to lampworking, Amy is actively studying silversmithing, cold connections and enameling. Her goal is to join the beauty of glass beads together with the artistic flow of her metalwork.

The term "Lampwork" is unfamiliar to many people, so we would like to include a brief explanation. Lampworking is a type of glasswork that uses a gas fueled torch to melt rods of clear and colored glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed and shaped with a variety of tools and hand movements. The formed glass is then placed in a kiln for proper annealing.