Monday, April 9, 2012
Spring Market Artisan Profile: Glassy Eyed Beads
Erin has been working with glass since 1999, She began studying glass blowing with Mark Chapman in Palm Springs, CA. While working with Mark she began working with a torch to make glass beads. When she had her children she focused solely on the glass beads and pendants. Her pieces of wearable art have been sold through galleries through out Canada.
Erin Was born in New Brunswick, but grew up mainly in the Muskoka area of Ontario. Both her parents were involved in the fine craft community in Ontario. Erin grew working at craft shows with her parents, and experimented with many crafts herself. She moved down to California in 1999 with her parents and met her future husband there. Since then, she has set up shop in New Brunswick and now Saskatoon, Sk. Erin currently sells at local craft shows and in a few shops in Canada.