|A complete portrait of Kristina as an artist
On this Master Class DVD Kristina explains where she finds her ideas and inspiration. She demonstrates working at the torch - precisely layering and dotting glass to make her intricately beautiful beads. Kristina also talks about how she got started making beads and working with glass and about precision and dot placement in her work. Kristina then shares how she works in her studio to combine her finished beads with silver to make beautiful works of art.
A description of how contemporary glass beadmaking fits into the time line of glass history is included on this Master Class DVD. It will be of value to glass artists, collectors, and scholars for years to come.
This Master Class DVD was produced by the Corning Museum of Glass with an introduction and commentary by David Whitehouse, director of the Corning Museum of Glass.
From the Corning Museum of Glass...
"Kristina Logan is internationally recognized for her precisely patterned, delicate glass beads, which she combines with metalwork to create both jewelry and functional objects. Says Logan, "Beads are part of my lifelong fascination with art and ornamentation. Glass beads form an historical thread, connecting people and cultures throughout our history."
She has served as the president of the International Society of Beadmakers, and is a committed educator. Her desire to share her knowledge of the material has been an inspiration to glass beadmakers throughout the world, as well as to her students at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass.
In this video, Kristina demonstrates her process of beadmaking at the torch, finishing the glass by cold working, and incorporating both her glass and silver work into completed pieces of jewelry. She also discusses the history of glass beads and shares the philosophy of her work."
30 min in length. Filmed at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning NY.