Larissa Spafford's Profile
Since 1998 I have been learning, playing and creating lampwork glass beads. I have been making some sort of jewelry as long as I can remember.
Glass is so incredibly beautiful and fascinating to me. When hot, it flows like molten lava but it becomes stiff again in a matter of seconds. Keeping the perfect heat balance is key. It’s like a dance. Not enough heat and the glass can crack, too much heat and it moves -- then carefully applied details are smeared or melted. Once it has cooled, the way the light strikes it, shines through it, and illuminates it intrigue me.
Working glass is a mesmerizing and meditative process that demands I stay completely in the moment. This process continues to teach me and it brings great joy and contentment.
I love living in beautiful Bend, Oregon with my…
- Born on July 13
- Joined October 3, 2009