Unique individually handcrafted Italian Glass beads and pottery
Lampworked Italian Glass Beads Each bead is individually handmade using glass imported from the Island of Murano in Italy. The glass is melted in the flame of a torch and wound around a stainless steel mandrel. The bead is decorated, shaped, and then annealed by placing it in a kiln to cool slowly. This relieves any stresses that may have developed during its creation and helps to ensure your Lavender Lampwork bead will last for many lifetimes.
NEW - Yarn bowls, pottery buttons and Pendants combining pottery and Italian glass.
Individually made tiny works of art made from vibrant coloured Italian glass.
EXPERIENCE ITALIAN GLASS
A variety of glass work and functional pottery items to choose from
Pendants -$35 Bracelets - $45 Pottery and Glass Pendants $18 Stitch Markers $22 for a set of 6 Shawl Pins $22
Judy Gadicke is a lampwork artist living and working in the Comox Valley. She was born in 1958 in Victoria, BC. Judy has always lived in BC. She relocated from the Kootenays to Comox in 2016. Judy was intrigued by beautiful lampworked pendants she saw at a market six years ago. She took her first Lampworking class in Invermere BC, and has been working in Italian soft glass ever since. Judy attended the Glass Craft and Bead Expo in Las Vegas in 2014 and 2019 where she took classes in the craft from well-known artists in the field. Using Italian glass, a torch, a kiln and a love for colour Judy creates pendants, beads and small sculptures. The science of working with glass, and the wonder of the results fuel her creative spirit.
After working on Hornby Island in 2016 as a teacher, Judy fell in love with pottery. Since then she has taken classes, set up her own pottery studio and now creates colourful, functional pottery when she is not working in her glass studio.