Avril Bowie's Profile
I make glass beads using traditional Italian technique of lampworking. I melt glass over a flame and use tools and gravity to help me shape the beads. I then create casual jewellery with my beads.
I live in hot, sub-tropical Brisbane in Australia with my boyfriend and our little daughter. I have my little studio downstairs near the back yard where I am surrounded by multi coloured rods of glass.
I love looking at fashion, art and craft magazines and can get my inspiration from any of those fields. I work as a web monkey for peanuts during the day, dreaming of a life of full time design and glass work. And by night I work by the flame melting glass into beads.
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- Born on July 11
- Joined November 26, 2009