Velina Glass' Profile

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I have been on hiatus for five years and it feels so good to return to my craft! Creative exploration and craftsmanship came to me late in life at the age of forty. Both my grandmother and mother were excellent crafts people, each choosing to work in the medium of fabrics and yarns. After a successful career as a health care executive I started to search for work that is both creative and challenging. That is when a dear friend took me to a craft store and I’ve been hooked ever since. My first entry into jewelry making was with polymer clay. I loved the color and versatility of this medium. However, I always felt that the worked looked unfinished. That is what led me to metalwork and the Maryland Institute and College of Art (MICA) jewelry and metal forming program. I found the intrinsic beauty of metal enhanced by the use of alternative medium that add color and variety to be an intoxicating blend. As a student at MICA I…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 7
  • Joined December 18, 2007

Favorite materials

resin, polymer clay, Metalwork

About

I have been on hiatus for five years and it feels so good to return to my craft! Creative exploration and craftsmanship came to me late in life at the age of forty. Both my grandmother and mother were excellent crafts people, each choosing to work in the medium of fabrics and yarns. After a successful career as a health care executive I started to search for work that is both creative and challenging. That is when a dear friend took me to a craft store and I’ve been hooked ever since. My first entry into jewelry making was with polymer clay. I loved the color and versatility of this medium. However, I always felt that the worked looked unfinished. That is what led me to metalwork and the Maryland Institute and College of Art (MICA) jewelry and metal forming program. I found the intrinsic beauty of metal enhanced by the use of alternative medium that add color and variety to be an intoxicating blend. As a student at MICA I found my second love to be resin. Resin is a media with limitless form, texture and color. Under the tutelage of the MICA staff I began to explore this media in an environment that allowed me to push my own limits as an artist.

I am currently teaching classes in resin and polymer clay jewelry at the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore. For more information visit my website at www.velinaglass.com.

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