Information about Lampworking and Glass Beadmaking
The International Society of Glass Beadmakers: An excellent organization for anyone wishing to learn more about glass beadmaking artistry. Their quarterly publication is work the price of admission, and the annual Gathering event is enormously rewarding for anyone obsessed with making tiny glass artifacts.
An excellent history of lampworking by Robert Mickelsen: This article can give you a fairly detailed grounding in the essential history of this artform.
A Selection of Wonderful Glass Bead Artists
Check out these sites for an excellent intro to great art glass beads
Dan Adams & Cynthia Toops
Kristen Frantzen Orr
Sage & Tom Holland
Sara Sally LaGrand
Bruce St. John Maher
Barbara Becker Simon
It's hard to remember everyone I want to include here.
Do you know other great artists who I should include?
Please send me an e-mail to let me know!