Virtual artist talk with Stephanie Sersich
November 2- Time TBA
Our virtual talks will be hosted by gallery member Barbara Burns. She will introduce each artist and there will be a short Q&A at the end. The talks will be recorded and available through our website.
Stephanie explores beads and glass by giving new meaning to traditional forms. What separates her jewelry from others is that she challenges herself by using both the old and the new together. Whether shiny or pitted, glass or fiber, she strives to incorporate multiple elements into her work that give it depth, color, and texture. She has been making her own glass beads for over twenty years, and they are the focal point of all of her jewelry designs. For inspiration she draws on varied sources, including textiles, ancient art and the natural world.
Her unique approach to beadmaking and contemporary jewelry design has led her to teach at craft schools and glass studios around the world, including Haystack School of Craft, the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass, at Anla Glas in Denmark, Mango Beads in the UK, also in studios in Germany, Austria and The Netherlands. She’s lectured at many conferences and societies, such as the Bead Society of Greater New York and the International Society of Glass Beadmakers annual Gatherings. She has sold her own work in many well-respected venues including the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s annual Craft Show and SOFA, both Chicago and New York.
Stephanie’s jewelry and beads have been spotlighted in the pages of many publications like The Washington Post, Ornament Magazine, Bead & Button Magazine, and Lapidary Journal. There are many books that feature her work including The History of Beads, Beads of Glass, Formed of Fire, Contemporary Lampworking, Beading for the Soul. and her own book, Designing Jewelry with Glass Beads, published in March of 2008 by Interweave Press.