Debbi L Homola's Profile

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I am a full-time self-represented (SRA #H14) glass artist and instructor who has been making glass beads since 2003. I enjoy creating something that adds a touch of color, sparkle and joy to other people’s lives. I do this by designing and creating intricate glass beads with everything from polka dots and flower motifs to organics and abstracts. However, what I feel most comfortable with and enjoy the most when making beads is layering dots on dots (called masking) and symetrical designs.

I have studied with exceptional glass artists such as Tom and Sage Holland, Kristen Frantzen-Orr, Michael Barley, Jennifer Geldard, JC Herrell, and Kristina Logan, as well as taking college classes on color design.

I am inspired to create my art by everything around me, always aware of color, light, feelings and sounds. I primarily work with glass rods making…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 31
  • Joined March 5, 2007

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Glass, metals, fabric, fiber

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About

I am a full-time self-represented (SRA #H14) glass artist and instructor who has been making glass beads since 2003. I enjoy creating something that adds a touch of color, sparkle and joy to other people’s lives. I do this by designing and creating intricate glass beads with everything from polka dots and flower motifs to organics and abstracts. However, what I feel most comfortable with and enjoy the most when making beads is layering dots on dots (called masking) and symetrical designs.

I have studied with exceptional glass artists such as Tom and Sage Holland, Kristen Frantzen-Orr, Michael Barley, Jennifer Geldard, JC Herrell, and Kristina Logan, as well as taking college classes on color design.

I am inspired to create my art by everything around me, always aware of color, light, feelings and sounds. I primarily work with glass rods making glass beads and also enjoy working with metals.

When I create my glass art I lose myself in the comingling of the colors of glass being melted in the flame as I watch the flame dance. I am so in tune to my hands being so careful to place each addition to the piece where it feels to me it should be placed. I cannot help but wonder who will be called by this piece as I was called to create it, to want to hold it, touch it, examine it closely. My hope is that the person or persons viewing my creations get lost in their own thoughts of what I was thinking when I created it, how was it made, how long did it take? All of the pieces of art I create are made to be touched and worn.

I teach my beadmaking skills in private lessons at my home-based studio and have given classes at Urban Arts & Crafts in Kansas City. I have been invited and shared the art and history of lampworking to other art groups, such as the Johnson County Senior Arts Council, Olathe Visual Artists and Harrisonville Fine Arts Club.

My work has been featured in The Kansas City Star, am a past president of Olathe Visual Artists.

Although my children are all grown and out of the home, I do enjoy spending time with my two grandsons and two granddaughters as often as possible. My daytime buddy is my blind cocker spaniel, Tuxedo.

I enjoy my grandchildren, sewing, gardening, taking time for myself reading a good book, spending time with my husband, friends and family and an occasional class.

My web site: www.dlhomola.com
There you can see pictures of some beads/jewelry I have sold, pictures of my studio and other links. Or become a fan of my Facebook page, www.facebook/debbihglassart.

Enjoy life!

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