Louise Nelson's Profile

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my current glass work can be viewed at my flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisenelson/

I am currently stuck fast the grip of lampworking, anybody who has tried it will understand the obsession. Painting with hot glass is the most intoxicating occupation.

I have been obsessed with glass since 1995.

It all started with an innocent part time job in a stained glass studio, the amazing sheets of colour really had a profound effect. Still I marvel at how glass will change in varying light conditions. Then there are colour combinations that sing when placed together. Actual textures on the surface of the glass add yet more interest and delight my textile origins, it is an amazing medium to work in…

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  • Born on December 27
  • Joined January 19, 2010

Favorite materials

currently as of 2010 glass

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glassdaft
lampwork beads made by Louise Nelson on Etsy

About

my current glass work can be viewed at my flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/louisenelson/

I am currently stuck fast the grip of lampworking, anybody who has tried it will understand the obsession. Painting with hot glass is the most intoxicating occupation.

I have been obsessed with glass since 1995.

It all started with an innocent part time job in a stained glass studio, the amazing sheets of colour really had a profound effect. Still I marvel at how glass will change in varying light conditions. Then there are colour combinations that sing when placed together. Actual textures on the surface of the glass add yet more interest and delight my textile origins, it is an amazing medium to work in.

However I became disheartened with stained glass in the late 1990's as all the cheap imported lamps flooded the market and like may skilled crafts people before me I struggled to compete.
After experimenting with fusing for a while I then took a course in lampworking. This has proved to be the "key stone" for my current work.
Creating glass shapes in front of my eyes is akin to painting with glass and it enables me to add the small detail that stained glass can not provide.

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