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Master Class Kristina Logan

Precise Patterns in Beadmaking
Sunday, June 2 – Tuesday, June 4, 2019


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Kristina returns to teach a Master Class to help your gain more precision in decorating your beads. During this special class, Kristina will explain and demonstrate her techniques in making big, beautiful shapes containing intricate patterns and detailed surfaces. Kristina has a unique approach to teaching, striving to give your confidence in your skills and a new way of looking at your own work. You'll come away from her class invigorated and with a greater sense of confidence at the torch.

Kristina will help you gain more precision in beadmaking by helping you gain better overall control over dot placement, heat control, and intricate decoration. She will demonstrate how to make large disks on large diameter mandrels. In addition, she will explain and demonstrate a wide variety of techniques, including surface decoration, clear casing, raking and feathering, and color choice.

Kristina will also demonstrate how she lines the inside of her beads with sterling silver and you should be able to line one of your own beads with silver in the class.

Who should take this class?

Students must be able to work independently at the torch.

3-day class fee: $1,145 plus $85 kit fee.

Added benefits for Master Class students:

  • Waived registration fee.
  • Advance registration for general classes.
  • Fun-filled tote bag.
  • Special event tickets.
  • Graduation celebration.
  • Transportation to class location.
  • Breakfast and lunch on class days.
  • Commemorative Show bead, pin, and T-shirt.

Kristina Logan has been making glass beads for more 28 years and is recognized internationally for her precisely patterned pieces. She served as president of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers from 1996-1998. Kristina travels extensively throughout the United States and Europe teaching workshops and lecturing on contemporary glass beads and jewelry.

She writes that beads “are part of my lifelong fascination with art and ornamentation. Glass beads form an historical thread, connecting people and cultures throughout our history." Kristina's work and desire to educate have been an inspiration for many glass beadmakers throughout the world.

Kristina's work has been collected by The Smithsonian Museum of American Art: Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C.; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts; The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York; and the Musée du Verre de Sars-Poteries, Sars-Poteries, France.

In 2009 The Corning Museum of Glass produced a DVD titled, “Beadmaking with Kristina Logan, Master Class Series VII,“ produced by Amy Schwartz. The museum has also used her iconic Cactus Bead to represent modern beadmaking on their timeline of glass beadmaking through the ages. The Corning Museum of Glass writes, “...the work of Kristina Logan stands out for its originality, sophistication, and innovation. Logan is an especially talented artist who works with flameworked glass. She makes unique and complex beads in intricate patterns whose sometimes knobby forms recall the remarkable eye beads made in ancient China. Yet Logan’s style is purely contemporary.”

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