Welcome of my first installment of "Meet the Fire Divas." The Fire Divas are a group of lampwork artists who have come together to support, promote and inspire one another. We "met" on a forum for lampwork artists, and the rest is history! When you buy from a Fire Diva, you can be assured that you are buying from an actual artist, not some re-seller trying to pawn off factory-made lampwork as artisan-made!
This week I am showing off the work of five of our Divas: Cindy Haberman, Melissa Vess, Lara Lutrick, Lea Avroch, & Angela Kane. Next to each picture you will find the Divas name, their Etsy user name, the name of the bead pictured, and a short bio!
You can also find links to all of the Divas by visiting our blog.
Cindy Haberman: Cindylynne Glass
Lampwork Glass "Balloonimal"
Cindy started out trying glass fusing but quickly found her passion in lampworking. That was three years ago, though she has loved glass since childhood.
Melissa Vess; Melissabeads
Ice Blue Silver Nuggets
Melissa has been working with hot glass for over 4 years, and has a degree from the Art Institute of Colorado.
Lara Lutrick: Lutrick
Lara has been making jewelry & lampwork beads for over 10 years in her Seattle studio.
Lea Avroch: LAJewlery Designs
Lea has been making lampwork beads for several years. Her work has been published in several magazines, including Bead & Button & Belle Armoire
Angela Kane: Blue Lagoon Beads
Inside the Raindrop
Angela has been making lampwork beads for a number of years in both soft and borosilicate glass.