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I began lampwork in December 2005 with my life partner, Helen. We took a basic bead making workshop on a typical Victoria winter evening. It was cold wet and very dark outside. The little workroom at Glass-Smith & Co. seemed welcoming and cozy in its own way. Our little group was warmly greeted by Nicole Valentine, our instructor for the weekend.
Feeling apprehensive and a little childlike with enthusiasm I learned torch basics and safety tips and then watched as Nicole showed us just how easy it is to make a simple bead.
After picking out glass rods and a work station I proceeded to light the torch and set out to make a "simple bead". Let me tell you, "simple" seems to have a different meaning when others do things. For me it was "let's make a glass puddle" as I eagerly applied abundant torch…
- Born on July 15
- Joined December 30, 2007