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Bronwen Heilman was born in Toledo, OH and is an independent studio artist and teacher. She has been a flameworker for 16 years and maintains a studio in Tucson, Arizona near downtown within a historic district. Since 1996, her work has been published in many magazines and books, including “Bronwen Heilman – Vitreous Painting Techniques for Glass Beadmaking, Glass Bead Masters, 1000 Glass Beads, The Flow Magazine, Lapidary Journal and the VorsichtGlas magazine”. In 2007, she was awarded the prestigious “Presidents Award” through ISGB where one of her pieces resides in the permanent collection of the Corning Glass Museum. She has been instrumental in spreading the techniques of vitreous enamel “painting” in and on glass beads at the torch internationally. She is currently on the board of directors at the Sonoran Glass Art Academy.

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  • Joined November 29, 2008

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About

Bronwen Heilman was born in Toledo, OH and is an independent studio artist and teacher. She has been a flameworker for 16 years and maintains a studio in Tucson, Arizona near downtown within a historic district. Since 1996, her work has been published in many magazines and books, including “Bronwen Heilman – Vitreous Painting Techniques for Glass Beadmaking, Glass Bead Masters, 1000 Glass Beads, The Flow Magazine, Lapidary Journal and the VorsichtGlas magazine”. In 2007, she was awarded the prestigious “Presidents Award” through ISGB where one of her pieces resides in the permanent collection of the Corning Glass Museum. She has been instrumental in spreading the techniques of vitreous enamel “painting” in and on glass beads at the torch internationally. She is currently on the board of directors at the Sonoran Glass Art Academy.

Publications:
Bronwen Heilman featured on the cover of “Masters: Glass Beads, Major Works by Leading Artists”, Lark Books 2008.

Bronwen Heilman featured on the cover of exhibition catalog: “Out of the Box, Pushing the Boundaries of the Glass Bead” ., 2008

Bronwen Heilman has been on the cover of “The Flow Magazine”, Vol #, Issue 4, 2006, and ”Bead and Button Magazine”, August issue 2002.

Bronwen Heilman has a book written by Jim Kervin, 2005, describing her unique techniques. “Bronwen Heilman, Vitreous Painting Techniques for Glass Beadmaking”, Jim Kervin, 2005

Bronwen Heilman has been in Several Magazines and Books relating to Glass Beads and Glass Bead making. Since 1998 she has been in publications such as: Glass Craftsman Magazine, 1000 Glass Beads, Beadwork Magazine, Lapidary Journal, Contemporary Lampworking, The Bead Review, etc.

Bronwen Heilman has received a “President Award” from ISGB (International Society of Glass Beads) where one of her pieces was purchased by ISGB and donated to Corning Glass Museum’s permanent collection. 2007

Teaching Experience:
Metal smithing for glass bead makers
2006 - 2011: US and Germany
2005: International Glass Bead Festa, Kobe, Japan
Non-traditional glass painting for beadmakers
Beginning Glass Beadmaking
Intermediate Glass Beadmaking
Glass casting, small sculptures.
2000: “How to sandblast bead”
1997: Demonstrated at the GAS conference

Organizations:
Southern Arizona Glass Addicts (SAGA)
International Society of Glass Beadmakers (ISGB)
Arizona Glass Beadmakers (AGB)
Arizona Designer Craftsmen (ADC)
American Craft Council (ACC)
The Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)

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