Sunday, February 8th, 2014
Sonoran Glass School Members: Free
General Public: Suggested Donation of $5
Presentation: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Reception: 6:30-7:00 p.m.
Join us for a presentation with torchworking artist JC Herrell followed by a meet-and-greet with beverages and light snacks with the artist and SGS staff. JC’s talk will cover the timeline of her work and her journey as a glass artist. This lecture precedes JC’s sold-out workshop The Joy of Stringer Control.
ABOUT JC Herrell
While working as a corporate trainer, JC began to teach herself lampworking in 2000. In January 2005, addicted to melting glass and having established the roots of her current business, she began making beads full time. The decision to dedicate her total energy to learning the craft and business of beadmaking allowed for a self-education revolution for JC who soon found additional energy from the advise and inspiration of her peers.
After exploring and learning to work enamels on lampwork beads, JC began teaching enamel workshops and classes in 2007. Her fondness for enamel was quickly surpassed by a desire to control stringer and create designs with fine, straight lines inspired by a long history of architectural interest. In 2010 JC began sharing her stringer skills in the form of workshops and the online tutorial project, “The Joy of Stringer”. JC currently works from a home studio on the Mendocino coast in northern California.
AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS
The Oshkosh 100, 2005
Pismo Gallery, Denver; Annual Bead Invitational, 2008
Pismo Gallery, Denver; Annual Bead Invitational, 2010