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My current focus is creating flame-work glass beads using Recycled Antique Mason Jar Glass. The challenge is how to develop interesting beads and finished jewelry designs from a singular color. Adding other glass elements could create instability within the glass when it cools, so there are defined limits. Experimentation with glass density, shape, surface finish and texture, elicit a variety of responses. When the finished pieces are worn, they create a human connection to the energy of the jar history and the personal story of the recipient or gift-giver. There is no greater reward for my work than personal connection.
1980 Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
2004-2006 Private Flame-Work Study with Jen Zitkov, Cornng, NY
2006 – present Intensive week-long study with each of the following Master Artists:
FLAME-WORK: Leah Fairbanks, Caitlin Hyde, Kristina Logan (2x’s)
Loren Stump and Heather Trimlett
COLD WORKING & ENGRAVING GLASS: Pavel Noval, Martin Rosol
And Max Erlacher (Master Steuben Glass Engraver)
PRECIOUS METAL CLAY (PMC): Martha Bigger, Celie Fago, Sherry
Fotopoulos and Marta Edocs
2010 Flame-Work Teaching Assistant at The Penland School of Craft in N.C.
2015 Kick-Off of Mobile Glass Studio Van, I designed and created with an
Engineer and an Automotive professional
2016 Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce “The Community Spirit Award” Given to
A Chamber member who has made a dynamic contribution to The Schuyler county business
Community to foster economic opportunity and has assumed considerable business risk.
2014 – present Private flame-work teaching.
“The FLOW Magazine”, Spring 2017 “Bonnie Scott, A Traveling Ambassador for Glass Art”
“Mountain Home Magazine”, May 2014 “The Fire of Creation”
WETM TV, “Friends & Neighbors with Henry Dorman (video on www.joyfuladornments.com media) 2013
2014 – 2017 Juried in member of Handwork Artists Cooperative, Ithaca, NY
2019 - Juried in member of The Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Asheville, NC