2017 Course Information: Beginning Glass Bead Making
Beginning Glass Bead Making
Students who have taken the beginning class or have previous experience in bead making are welcomed to expand their skills. Sage offers plenty of individualized attention as students learn techniques such as a wide range of dot techniques including rosettes and masking dots, stacked or horned dots, feathered, spiraled, or floral dot work. Other techniques deal with stringer control including cased stringers and multiple color ribbon stringers. The list continues with “murine and pattern canes and how to use them, silver foils and the main effects from them, silvered glass, vessel beads, large disks with surface details, fancy fish, face beads, blown bead marbles and more.”
Arkansas Craft School,
101 North Peabody St. Mountain View, AR 72560
REGISTER BY:November 3rd
Instructor :Tom and Sage Holland
Tom and Sage Holland are two of a handful of early American Glass Bead Makers who have been working with the medium since the late 1980’s. Sage began on the west coast of Washington state, while Tom got his start here in Arkansas. They met at an international Bead conference in Washington D.C. and eventually, after continuing to run into each other at other exhibits around the country, decided to join studios and get hitched. Ever since then they’ve been trying to balance working on their art, teaching workshops, writing on glass bead history, building a house, farming, and being a part of the community in Mountain View, AR. Tom and Sage have taught workshops all over the world: on the Italian Island of Murano, in Hamburg, and Istanbul, as well as several here in the states. They enjoy the excitement of travel to new places but they feel their schedule is empty without quality time at home.