Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bead Class- Sign up Now!, Treasury and Events

I'm still taking last minute sign-ups for my Glass Beadmaking Class starting this Tuesday in Northampton. Please let me know if you are interested and tell your friends!
One of my bottle stoppers was just featured in this squiggle themed treasury. Its a pretty fun group of artisan squiggles, I must say.

Come see me on Wednesday (6/23) at "Taste of Tourism" at Oliver Wight Tavern in Old Sturbridge Village, 5-8pm.
Also, this Saturday (6/26) , an event not to be missed....BerkshireMade presents Art in the Park. Promises to be filled with lots of fabulous, hand-crafted, locally made goodies. BerkshireMade is a team of Berkshire artists and artisans who aim to promote local art and support artists in their work. They are a sister group to my crew- Artisans of WMASS- and have invited us to join in this exciting event.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Beadmaking Class, Craft Party, Upcoming Events

Whew! After a busy time finishing up the Borders and Bridges project, which was a great culmination of my M.Ed project and installation work around immigration and education, I'm looking ahead to new and exciting things. First, I'll be offering a beadmaking class in Northampton starting mid June. Here's all the info....

Introduction to Glass Beadmaking

Tuesday Nights, June 22- July 13, 7-9pm

This fun class will introduce students to flameworking by learning to make
stunning glass beads. Basic techniques such as using stringers, cane, dots,
layering, and raking will be covered, and students will leave with a variety
of beautiful handmade beads, maybe even small sculptures.

Cost: $115, materials included

Instructor: Katie Richardson,,

To sign up: Email A $50 deposit is required to hold your space. This can be paid through Paypal or by sending a check to Katie at PO Box 1486, Belchertown, MA 01007.

Location: Valley Hands, 342 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA
Next, I'm hosting a networking event/ craft party with my group Artisans of WMASS.


Hey we are having a Craft Party! Western MA artists, artisans, makers of any kind, come hang out, network, work on a project. June 18th, 7-9pm, Dynamite Space in Thornes, Northampton, MA. Hosted by Artisans of WMASS, supported by Valley Art Share. Go to the link below to RSVP. Please RSVP asap (by MONDAY JUNE 7) so we can get our numbers up. (If we are in the top 50 of these parties across the country, etsy will send us free goodies!! It's Etsy's anniversary so there are inciting these parties across the country. I thought it is a great excuse for a fun artist gathering.)

Last but not least- lots of UPCOMING EVENTS!

June 12: Marketplace at Hampshire College's 40th Anniversary Celebration 11-5pm, and Gallery Opening for Alumni Art Exhibit, 4-6pm

June 17: I'll be in Pittsfield for their Third Thursday event starting at 4pm, selling my wares and doing glass bead demos outside the shop Bisque, Beads and Beyond.

June 23: 5-8pm, Taste of Toursim Event, Oliver Wight Tavern in Old Sturbridge Village

June 26: Berkshire Made Presents Art in the Park in downtown Lee, MA 10-5pm