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500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadworkby Lark Books
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Beading superstar Marcia DeCoster hosts Lark's second Spotlight on Beading collection, featuring 30 international artists ranging from celebrities in the field to exciting up-and-comers. In addition to offering examples of their best work, the beaders discuss their inspirations and techniques, and chat with Marcia about how they discovered their muses and styles. Gorgeous color photos showcase several pieces from each contributor.
Patrick Dugganand#160; *and#160; Melissa Ingramand#160; *and#160; Beki Haleyand#160; *and#160; Siand#226;n Nolanand#160; * Martina Nageleand#160; *and#160; Helena Tang-Limand#160; *and#160; lke Leonhardt-Rathand#160; *and#160; Isabella Lamand#160; *and#160; Christina Vandervlistand#160; *and#160; Gabriella van Diepenand#160; *and#160; Susan Blessingerand#160; *and#160; Edgar Land#243;pezand#160; *and#160; and more!
Celebrate the innovation and creative inspiration of contemporary beadmakers from around the world! This gorgeous volume in the popular Showcase series presents 1,000 unique beads, all handcrafted from a dazzling array of materialsand#8212;including glass, polymer clay, ceramics, metal, paper, fiber, plastic, wood, and stone. Each one is a magnificent piece of art, whether on its own or in a piece of jewelry or other ornamentation.
Celebrate the amazing evolution of beadwork from a simple craft to expressive art. Every stunning sculpture, vessel, figure, loomed and woven work, free-form installation, and piece of jewelry shown here in glorious color photos is gallery-quality and thoroughly unique. Jennifer Maestreand#8217;s intricate, swooping pencil-point bead sculptures explore form, motion, and space. A. Kimberlin Blackburn has fashioned lush Hawaiian Island scenes out of glass beads and hand-carved wood. The ever-innovative David K. Chatt has entries ranging from the pointed commentary, White Men in Suits, to vivid jewelry. For a little humor, try Valeria Harlowand#8217;s masterful Toe Mangler, a testament to every woman who has ever suffered in uncomfortable shoes. This amazing collection is truly state-of-the-art.
About the Author
Kristina Logan is the world's leading glass beadmaker. Her work has been exhibited in preeminent museums and institutions internationally, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Corning Museum of Glass; and the Musand#233;e du Verre de Sars-Poteries in France. She is a past president of the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, teaches regularly at leading schools in the US and Europe, and authored a chapter in The Penland Book of Glass (Lark). Kristina lives in Portsmouth, NH, and Provence, France.
Ray Hemachandra is a former editor for Lark Jewelry and Beading and the author of many books, including Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry and The Penland Book of Glass. He lives in Asheville, NC.
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