Monday, October 12, 2015

The 37th Annual Bead Affaire - October 17th, 2015!

Hello my Glass and Bead Friends!

Well I am very excited and I have to admit, a little nervous, to be returning to the best bead show in New England, the Bead Affaire, sponsored by Beadesigner International.  I have been very busy playing with molten glass and fire; reacquainting myself with the quiet calm that comes over me when I find myself sitting behind a torch.

I’m looking forward to seeing all you wonderful bead people!  I'm happy to be able to have my wonderful hubby, Paul, giving me a hand at the show this year. Yeah Paul!  

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tucson 2015 - New Show - Tucson Glass Art and Bead Festival

Hello Glass and Bead Friends!

I am thrilled to announce that I will be returning to Tucson this year! It has been two years since I’ve been there and I miss the people and the town itself. 

I will be exhibiting at a new show, the Tucson Glass Art and Bead Festival, a show focusing on handmade glass. The line-up of exhibitors has some of the most talented artists in glass. One such artist, Jared DeLong, has not been in Tucson for several years and his glasswork and carving skills are unrivaled.  Also attending will be a group of Japanese artists who have cornered the market on delicate detail in their glass beads and artwork.  Lewis Wilson will  present select items for viewing and sale from his personal collection-- along with his own artwork; he has been making glass art for over 40 years! A full list of exhibitors seen here at

This year, my husband Paul will be with me at the show. He just finished writing Conciatore, the Life and Times of 17th Century Glassmaker Antonio Neri, a biography on Antonio Neri, author of the first printed book of glass recipes  published in 1612. Paul will be available to discuss his new book, Antonio Neri, and to sell signed copies of Conciatore. (For more info on Conciatore:

Continuing with tradition, I will have my friend Emilio Santini’s miniature bottles, amphorae and earrings for sale.  All pieces are brand new and beautiful!

Please stop by and say hello, I would love to see you!

Show location, dates and times:

Quality Inn and Suites – Airport North
5251 S. Julian Drive
Tucson, AZ

February 3rd – 7th, 2015

                                    Tuesday, Feb 3rd                   11:00am – 8:00pm
                                    Wednesday, Feb 4th             10:00am – 6:00pm
                                    Thursday, Feb 5th                 10:00am – 6:00pm
                                    Friday, Feb 6th                      10:00am – 6:00pm
                                    Saturday, Feb 7th                  10:00am – 5:00pm