Ali VandeGrift's Profile
My name is Alexandra VandeGrift, and I have been working with glass since I was 15 years old. It all started out with a dream to make beautiful things and a modest set up to lampwork glass. Since I started, I have been fortunate to experience a lot in the glass community, including... learning from some of the best bead makers in the country, enjoying three sessions at Penland School of Craft on work study scholarships, attending Salem Community College for two years and attaining a degree in Scientific Glass Technology, and showcase my work at some amazing bead and jewelry shows and a handful of galleries on the east coast.
The focus of my work is complicated patternwork on very large pieces. My beads are almost always on or over the edge of wearable. Some weigh up to 1/4 to 1/2 pound each. They are each a stepping stone in my journey of glass and I feel blessed to be able to sell them to my…
- Born on March 30
- Joined July 30, 2007