The Latest Glassy News
Amy’s art book “The Goddess Journey” is now available to purchase through Blurb.com – softcover, hardcover, and eBook options available. This book features beautiful photographs and stories of 12 of Amy’s amazing lampwork Goddesses.
Elizabeth has an Etsy store:
If you’re looking for information about Elizabeth’s Glass-on-Glass mosaics, please go to http://glass-on-glass.ning.com/ or to http://elizabethtweets.wordpress.com/glass-on-glass-mosaic-windows-archive/
She has work at the amazing Sooke Harbour House along with husband Deryk.
Elizabeth currently also has work available at the Oak Bay Marina Restaurant (for the month of July, 2013) She Said Gallery in Fernwood, Merridale Cider near Shawnigan Lake as well as Side Street Gallery in Victoria BC.
About the Two Glassy Ladies
Amy is the daughter – a lampwork beadmaker. Amy has been designing and creating jewellery for many years, and had a bit of a bead-buying addiction. It was only a natural transition to making her own beads, which she has been doing since the beginning of 2006. Amy makes beads at a torch in her garage studio, anneals them in a small glass kiln, and cleans them thoroughly with a dremel. She offers them for sale in sets mostly, although she loves to create jewelry pieces as well. The beadmaking has just sort of taken over!
Elizabeth is the mother – she focuses on creating art pieces from recycled materials. She makes everything from glass platters, wall pockets, and wind chimes, to amazing full scale glass mosaic windows. She forms the recycled glass in a large glass kiln, often using molds that she has designed and created herself, in her basement studio, and then works with the pieces to make her creations.
Amy would love to work with recycled glass too but unfortunately it is not as viable for beadmaking – you can’t combine different pieces of recycled glass in the same bead, which becomes extremely limiting. Amy uses mostly Italian art glass in her work – Moretti, Effetre, and Vetrofond – although more recently she has begun expanding into some of the American companies, such as Creation is Messy and Double Helix. She also uses Lauscha glass and Reichenbach (both German companies) lmost exclusively for encasing, due to the wonderful clarity these glasses produce in the clears. She works on a Minor torch with two oxygen concentrators.
The Two Glassy Ladies sometimes collaborate for certain projects, and Elizabeth is always happy to recycle Amy’s rejected or broken beads! We sell our items together at craft fairs too.
All of our work is annealed in a digitally controlled kiln, and we guarantee it.
Self Representing Artist member H27